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Why are Green Roof Systems so Popular?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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First off, lets define what a green roof system is. Green roof systems are roofs that use an environmentally friendly material to protect the building below. These roof systems can range from vegetative roofs with drainage systems, to container gardens where the plants are in pots, to roofs that are covered with a “green” technology such as a reflective roof coating. In this article, we are going to discuss the latter – Green Roof Systems using reflective roof coatings. 

There are several advantages to this type of roofing system making them popular among building owners and facility maintenance managers.

Benefits of a Green Roof System using Reflective Roof Coatings:

  • Inside of the Building Remains Cooler - The temperature inside the building remains cool as the reflective roof coating returns most of the sun’s radiation from the building back into the atmosphere - this keeping the roof cooler and in turn, the building temperature remains cooler.
  • Reduced Costs – Lowers energy costs from air conditioning usage, decreases roof maintenance costs and extends the overall life of the roof. The reflective coatings protect your roof from the damaging UV rays from the sun, prohibiting early roof degradation and failures from occurring. 
  • Improves Energy Efficiency – Energy savings of 10-30% in cooling energy by using a reflective roof coating system. Check out the AcryShield High Reflectance A590, which was engineered to lower air conditioning energy costs. 
  • Environmentally Friendly – Reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect due to the reflective properties in the coating.  Decreases the use of air-conditioning which lowers CO2 and other emissions from being released into the air. Check out the AcryShield Roof Maintenance System or AcryPly Roof Restoration Systems – these systems are environmentally friendly and both use products with ultra low VOC’s, and have no harmful or strong odors. In fact, all of our acrylic coatings are solvent free and have ultra low VOC's. 

National Coatings works hard to deliver industry leading, superior roof coating systems that comprise all of the benefits above. We pride ourselves in manufacturing coatings that protect your roof from the natural elements that cause most of the damage to a roof – the sun’s UV rays. Our products have more UV blocking pigments; are richer in performance polymers providing strength, elasticity, adhesion and durability. Our AcryShield roof coatings meet the standards set by ASTM, AIA, FM, ICC-ES, ENERGY STAR, CRRC, Miami-Dade County, and LEED.  There is no better choice when looking to restore your roof than by choosing a National Coating green roof system. The benefits are incomparable. For more information on green roof systems using reflective roof coatings, download our FREE Considering Coatings – A Free Guide to Roof Coatings.


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