Thursday, March 7, 2013

A "Cool" Roof Doesn't Need Shades

A cool roof coating (or white coating) is a liquid membrane that is applied to a roof surface to reflect the suns rays. The roof stays cooler and reduces the amount of heat transferred to the building below, keeping the building a cooler and more constant temperature.

It is like wearing a white t-shirt versus wearing a black t-shirt on a hot day. The lighter t-shirt reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat.

These elastomeric roof coatings not only dramatically reduce peak cooling demands on a building (10-15 percent) but also have the ability to provide waterproofing benefits to repair leaky roofs.

Washington Roofing & Insulation works with quality manufacturers to provide commercial buildings with the most effective solution to their roofing needs. The reflective coatings we use meet or exceed the Energy Star's tough criteria as well as Miami-Dade's rigorous requirements. Contact us at (620) 792-2430 to discuss if your building is ready for a "cool" roof.