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Reflective Roof Coatings Substantially Lower Energy Costs

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Dec 01, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

021.jpgHigh performance roof coatings have the ability to reflect a bulk of the sun’s solar heat away from the rooftop and building, transferring it back into the atmosphere. This process allows the inside of the building to remain cooler without ever needing to touch your air conditioning unit.

ENERGY STAR has a directory of qualified reflective roofing products, such as reflective roof coatings, which “can lower roof surface temperatures by up to 50˙F”. By rejecting the majority of the solar heat, these reflective roofing products help in the reduction of “peak cooling demand(s) by 10-15 percent.” Therefore, the amount of air conditioning usage needed to cool a building with a reflective roof coating, is substantially lower than a traditional, non-reflective roof.

All of NCC’s standard and high performance top coats are ENERGY STAR qualified, including our quick set product line. The AcryShield coatings have been tested to ensure they not only meet ENERGY STAR’s initial solar reflectance requirement of >/=0.65 but they exceed it and do it without compromising product quality or performance. In fact, all of NCC’s AcryShield roof coatings have an initial solar reflectance of 0.72 or greater, with our ultra high reflective coatings having an initial solar reflectance of 0.92. Click here to see the complete list of highly reflective roof coatings National Coatings has to offer.

"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 – click here for the Harbor Freight Aged Asphalt Case Study

For more information on reflective roof coatings and cool roofing, download our FREE Cool Roof Buyer’s Guide.

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