By: Custom Coatings on August 5th, 2011
stay cooler inside for less money with a “cool roof”
At Custom Coatings are always searching for new ways to help our commercial clients protect their building investments and save money on energy. One way we do this is with a revolutionary way to help do both. Coating roofs with “Cool roof” coatings can reduce cooling bills substantially while stopping leaks and protecting the environment by eliminating roof tear offs and keeping that material out of the landfills.
This advanced technology is called a “Cool Roof”.
In the world of industrial and commercial buildings, a Cool Roof is a roofing system that can deliver high solar reflectance (the ability to reflect the visible, infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths of the sun, reducing heat transfer to the building) and high thermal emittance (the ability to radiate absorbed or non-reflected solar energy). Most cool roofs are white or other light colors.
Cool roof coatings are typically applied to metal, rubber, asphalt and modified roofing substrates by a spray application process. Once in place and cured these coatings systems employ a high solar reflectance and high emissivity to keep the roof cool.
On a sunny summer day, a typical roof surface can reach temperatures that are 50 to 100°F above the ambient temperature. A cool roof, by contrast, stays at or near the ambient temperature due to the characteristics of its outer layer. Cool roofs by definition do not get hot like metal, asphalt and black rubber roofs do.
Cool Roofs enhance roof durability and reduce both building cooling loads and the urban heat island effect. Cool Roofs are also an effective alternative to roof replacement and environmentally friendly.
Cool Roofs can reduce the roof surface temperature by up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, thereby reducing the heat transferred into the building below. This helps to reduce energy costs (by keeping interior structures cooler), improve occupant comfort (production), cut maintenance costs, increase the life cycle of the roof, and reduce urban heat islands along with associated smog.
If you would like to learn more about how the many benefits of installing a Cool Roof on your building can save you money, give our Custom Coatings Professionals a call at 828-326-0953. We’ll be happy to come to your business and provide you with a free estimate tailored for your situation.