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Cool Roofs Improve Sustainability for Aged Commercial Roofing

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

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It is a common misconstruction that Cools Roofs are used on newly constructed buildings only. On the contrary, Cool Roofs using roof coatings are often the easiest and quickest way of improving sustainability on an aged commercial roofing project. In order for a roof to be sustainable it needs to improve use and reuse of its materials to reduce landfill waste, promote energy savings, and extend the service life of the roof.

Installing a white reflective roof coating, aka a Cool Roof System, is a simple way to obtain a sustainable roofing system for your existing roof. These roofing systems are easily applied and are non-intrusive - meaning there is no drilling, nailing or seam welding, creating minimal noise disruption during application.

Determining if you roof is right for a roof restoration or roof maintenance system is easy. Call National Coatings at 800-423-9557 or fill out our Contact Us Form and we will set you up with a roofing professional to take a look at your roof. More often than not, aged, cracked and leaking roof membranes can be fully restored to a new cool roof that is watertight, seamless and custom tailored to your roof’s specific needs.

Our sustainable roofing systems can add an additional 10-20 years to the existing roof and can be recoated again in the future to extend your roof’s life indefinitely. Recoating your roof allows you to avoid a costly and timely tear-off, while avoiding landfill waste. The AcryPly Roof Restoration System and AcryShield Roof Maintenance Systems are designed to promote the greatest cost savings as they lower roof maintenance costs and lengthen the life of your existing roof.  (Check out our article - Life Cycle Cost Analysis Using Roof Coatings.) The highly reflective coatings used in these Cool Roof Systems offer significant energy savings. The AcryShield coatings are high in UV blocking pigments, reflecting a majority of the sun’s heat away from the building, allowing the tenant to save up to 20% in energy cooling costs.

Gaining sustainability for your commercial roofing project can be easily obtained. The cost-savings, energy efficiency and eco-friendly benefits are unmatched to traditional roofing. For additional information on our roofing systems, download our free Benefits Brochure.

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