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5 Money Saving Benefits of using a White Roof Coating

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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Roofs come in many different colors – black, white, gray, sand, as well as custom colors. While colored roofs can aid in the aesthetics of the exterior of your building, white roof coatings provide the greatest amount of cost benefits.

  1. Reduced roof maintenance costs
    White roof coatings contain UV blocking pigments to protect your roof from the sun's destructive UV rays, which happen to be the leading cause of roof degradation.

  2. Need Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero ObligationLower air conditioning usage and costs
    The UV blocking pigments also reflect a majority of the sun’s heat away from the building, allowing your building to remain cooler while using less air conditioning. This results in lower utility bills and a longer life span for your current air conditioning system. Studies show you can save a total of 7-15% of total cooling costs by using a white roof coating. Harbor Freight Tools installed a National Coatings white roof coating system and was pleased at the noticeably lower air temperature they experienced in their warehouse after the system was installed – click here to check it out.

  3. Rebates
    Depending on where you live, you can qualify for utility rebates. DSIRE is has excellent Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency®

  4. Avoid a costly roof tear-off
    AcryShield white roof coatings can extend your roof indefinitely and are 50-70% less cost than replacing your roof. You are able to keep your business open as usual during installation to avoid any lose in sales or production.

  5. Quick installation
    White roof coatings are spray applied directly over the existing, aged roofing substrate allowing contractors to save on installation time and building owners save money. 
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of white roof coatings, check out our article Life Cycle Cost Analysis Using Roof Coatings.

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Sustainable White Roofing – Avoid a Roof Tear Off Indefinitely!

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

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Roof coating systems such as National Coatings’ AcryShield Roof Management (ARM) and AcryPly Roof Restoration Systems offer a sustainable solution that can remain in place indefinitely, when properly maintained and serviced. These white roofing systems provide superior durability, strength and performance over aged and failing asphalt (BUR and Mod Bit), single-ply (EPDM, Hypalon, PVC and TPO), metal, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and concrete roofing.

Click me These white roofing systems offer excellent cost savings, long-term value, and environmentally friendly benefits. Sustainable roof-coating systems are applied directly on top of the existing roof membrane, avoiding any roof tear-off from the start. When renewed and maintained properly (check out our semi-annual roof maintenance check list, for conducting a thorough roof inspection) these roofing systems can be re-coated every 10-plus years to lengthen the roof-life, renew the reflectivity, and insure excellent waterproofing capabilities. This renewed membrane is essentially a new impermeable roof that provides excellent energy efficiency and savings as the reflectivity has been restored, all while avoiding a costly and timely tear off. Roof tear offs entail extensive labor, upgrades to current building codes and current energy compliance since the majority of the roofs that are good candidates for coating are secondary roof systems that were installed over the original roof to avoid the costly tear off at the time of its installation.  Even more disruption can occur due to the possibility of interruption to ongoing business activities beneath the assembly or worse the closure of operations entirely. Construction permits are necessary with tear offs where in most cases coating of existing roof assemblies are not since it is considered maintenance under most jurisdictions. Last but not least the additional landfill fees and contribution of waste to already overly congested landfills are imminent.

Some roofing professionals desire to install a traditional roofing system (one that requires a roof tear-off) to gain from the financial benefit of the extensive labor and time. They might suggest restoring your current roof for the time being until you can afford to install a more traditional roofing system (in most cases the one that is failing you, which needs to be replaced or fixed). National Coatings suggests differently! We suggest you restore your roof now and continually renew or restore your roof as our applications are sustainable with proven results of savings both in the short and long term of the facility’s needs.  Needless to say, the process is much more tolerable financially and does not have the aforementioned issues of interruption to your business.

Restoring your existing roof with our AcryPly Roof Restoration System will provide you with several benefits. You will gain superior UV protection, a lengthened roof life and lowered roof maintenance costs.  You will achieve excellent reflectivity for cooler indoor ambient air temperature and energy cost savings immediately and you will receive a durable, seamless, watertight roofing membrane all while your business is open, operating as usual with no interruption to your revenue stream.    . Then 10-15 years down the road, when your roof needs to be renewed, you can repeat the installation of the ARM System and gain all of the above benefits again and again without ever needing to replace your roof.

Want more on sustainable white roofing? We have conducted a life cycle cost analysis to demonstrate the financial benefits of renewing your roof for the second time – click here to read. Or download our FREE Guide to Roof Coatings.

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