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Excellent Resources for Cool Roofing

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jul 09, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Cool Roof Rating Council – CRRC

crrc-charter-memberThe CRRC is an excellent resource for building owners who are looking for information and benefits on cool roofing, types of cool roof products, articles, rebate information and more. The main objective of the CRRC is to provide credible ratings for solar reflectance and thermal emittance of new and aged cool roofing materials – view their large rated products directory. Click here for a list of AcryShield CRRC rated products.


energy-star-partner-logoEnergy Star provides a directory of roofing products that save money and energy by reducing the amount of air conditioning needed to cool a building. They focus on cool roof products that reduce energy consumption and peak cooling demand. Click here to view Energy Star Compliant AcryShield Roof Coatings.

Cool Roof Calculators:

  1. For Large Buildings: U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory estimates energy and peak demand for large facilities with flat roofs that do not have a black surface.
  2. For Small to Medium Sized Buildings: U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory estimates cooling and heating savings for smaller facilities with flat roofs that do not have a black surface.
  3. R.E.S.T. (Roof Energy Savings Tool) - REST software is an innovative and comprehensive modeling tool developed by National Coatings to help building owners and facility professionals evaluate various roofing systems in terms of their impact on building energy use.

Selecting a Cool Roof System Installer

National Coatings has a group of roofing contractors who are approved applicators for Cool Roof Coating Systems. These contractors have excellent reputations among other contractors, building owners and suppliers. They have consistent records of high quality applications of Cool Roof Systems and are recognized by roofing organizations. Contact us for an approved applicator in your area. If you are interested in joining our team of highly recommended Cool Roof Coating applicators, click here.

Cool Roof Rebates and Incentives

DSIRE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and provides a great search tool for incentives for renewables and efficiency based on your state/location.

For more information on Cool Roofing download our FREE guides:

The Ins and Outs of Cool Roof Terminology

Cool Roof Buyer’s Guide

What’s the Difference between a “Cool Roof” versus a “Normal” Roof?

Commercial Roofing Contractors

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What is "Critical Peak Pricing?" How does it Relate to Roofing?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
More specifically: How can electrical utility initiatives help me save money when I coat my roof white?

Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) is a pricing model used by electrical utilities where the cost per kilowatt-hour varies, depending on time of day.  Electricity peak demand times, usually in the afternoon in the summer, will be charged at a premium or higher rate than other times during a 24 hour period.  The term "net metering" is sometimes used to determine and record peak demand.   Electrical utility companies have begun installing "net meters" that calculate kilowatt usage during "peak demand" and "normal or low demand" periods.  This information is used to determine costs based on this two-tier pricing model. 

"So how does this relate to roofing?" If the user can reduce electrical usage, they will save money.  This can easily be accomplished by reducing air conditioning electricity usage.  A very easy and cost-efficient way to achieve this is to coat the building's roof with a white reflective roof coating

The roof life extension benefits of white reflective roof coatings have been well documented.  Now, the initiative described above offers even more of an incentive to coat your roofs white with National Coatings AcryShield roof coatings. Download our Roof Coating Systems brochure to find out more.
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Looking for Cool Roof Rebates and Incentives?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

Cool Roof Rebates

The following links provide additional information on Cool Roof and Reflective Roof Coating Rebates across the country.  



  • Florida Power & Light  
    • Roof Savings Program provides businesses with incentives to offset a portion of the cost to make building improvements with approved reflective roofing products.   
    • See National Coatings' Florida Power & Light approved products - click here!    
  • Duke Energy Florida





    • DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
    • You can search for all types of rebates in your area (click here to search) and technologies - including "roofs". 


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