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Cool Roof Coatings - 5 Important Facts to Help Protect Your Roof

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 08:00 AM
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1. The Sun Causes the Most Damage to your Rooftop
Cool roof coating systems are designed with light colored roof coatings that reflect the sun’s heat, aka Ultra-Violet (UV) rays, away from your rooftop. These highly reflective coatings protecting the roof's surface from the harsh sun, which can cause blistering, splitting, embrittlement, and premature aging while also lengthening the lifespan of your roof.

2. Cool Roof Coatings Provide Cooler Indoor Ambient Air Temperature
The ability to reflect the bulk of the sun’s heat away from the roof means the building absorbs only a small fraction of the heat, keeping the temperature inside the building cooler for a longer period of time compared to traditional roofing options. (The graph below shows the different surface temperatures that were measured on multiple roof surfaces in Central Texas on a clear 90˚F day.) 
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3. Cool Roof Coating Systems Lower Energy Consumption and Cost
Studies have shown cool roof coatings allow cooling energy demands to be reduced in buildings by up to 50%. "After the National Coatings' Cool Roof was installed we definitely noticed a difference in building temperature. It's not a marginal difference, either. It is between 15-20 degrees cooler inside the warehouse and store." Jerry Moore, Facilities Director at Harbor Freight Tools

4. Lowered Roof Maintenance Costs
Cool roof coatings lengthen the roof's lifespan by prolonging the inevitable and normal deterioration a roof experiences. These highly reflective coatings provide added UV protection, durability and sustainability to the roofs surfacing allowing the roof to experience far less deterioration throughout the years.

5. Cool Roof Restoration and Maintenance Systems Cut Landfill Waste
Cool roof coating systems are installed in place - directly over your existing aged, leaking and/or failing roof. Eliminating the need for a costly and timely roof replacement while avoiding any unnecessary trips to a landfill site.

Do you have more questions on Cool Roof Coatings? Read our Guide, Cool Roof Jargon – What it Says, What it Means and What it Implies

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