Cool Roof Coating Benefits
What is a Cool Roof Coating and How Can It Help You?
The world is changing rapidly and the need to find ways to improve the coverings that protect our homes and buildings is of the utmost importance. Older roofs lack the ability to protect dwellings from the harsh effects of the sun which translate into higher energy costs, especially in the summer months.
“Cool” roof coatings are the perfect answer to these issues and provide an ideal way for homes and businesses to decrease their power bills as well as provide a better alternative to traditional roofing.
Let’s take a deeper look into what exactly cool roof coatings are and how they may be the perfect solution for your house or building.
What is a Cool Roof?
A cool roof’s main function is to reflect the sun’s rays and to lower the heat build-up of a structure’s interior. Modern-day cool roofs are applied by painting on the substance with a roller or brush much the same as you would when painting a room in your house.
However, there is more to it than simply applying the cool roof application and walking away. The entire treatment area must first be free of any debris, grease, mold, or other particles that would prevent the cool roof coating from adhering properly.
Once the area has been prepped for application, then the roofing contractor will apply it by usually using chip brushes or mini-rollers to ensure that the coating has been applied correctly. Any vent pipes should be coated from bottom to top and at least 1 inch inside the pipe.
What Is A Recommended Cool Roof Product?
There are multiple makers of cool roof coatings on the market today but nothing beats Ecodur for a variety of reasons. It comes with a full 20-year warranty plus can cost up to 50% less than the average cost of replacing a roof. Take a moment and check out our Ecodur Cool Roof page to learn more.
The Advantages of Cool Roofs
Cool roof coatings have a multitude of benefits that can save you money and time as well as ensure that your home or building is protected from the elements. Here are some of the advantages that cool roof coatings provide.
- Much cheaper costs compared to a typical shingle or metal roof.
- Ecodur, a popular cool roof product, is environmentally friendly and is made from renewable castor oil and recyclable gypsum.
- Helps the environment by saving energy use which translates into reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- Paintable when using the correct paint
- Easier installation when compared to the labor required to replace a standard roof
Summing It All Up
The arrival of cool roof coatings to the roof replacement market has been a game changer. By rethinking the wheel of typical roofing, cool roof products offer many more advantages at a much lower cost with added benefits for the environment. They can be applied to homes, office buildings, schools, commercial properties, and more. If you are interested in learning more about cool roof coatings and what they can do for you, please reach out to us to find out more.
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