White roof coatings or ‘cool’ roofs have many benefits. For example, they absorb less heat and actually work as a reflective surface. In fact, reflective roofs send 60 to 85 percent of the sun’s heat back into the atmosphere.
The term cool roof refers to a roofing product that has a high solar reflectance (SR) and thermal emittance (TE) properties. According to the California Energy Commission (CEC), a cool roof can lower cooling costs of a building as much as twenty percent.
Across the world, many tropical locations, such as Bermuda or Santorini, utilize white roofs to lessen the burden on the electrical grid. This helps to keep their region cooler than if they used traditional black or tar roofs. Because reflective roofs stay cooler in the sun, they lessen the amount of heat flow to the region AND the atmosphere.
When the sun beats down on a black membrane or gravel roof, the heat absorption taxes your roofing system. Interestingly, a test conducted by the CEC found that, when the ambient temperature hits 100˚F, a black roof will reach 180˚F and a gravel roof will reach 145˚F. Meanwhile, a reflective roof will be significantly cooler, reaching only 90˚F.
As you may already realize, there are many benefits to restoring a black roof by adding a white silicone or acrylic coating. We thought you would might enjoy learning about these following advantages to restoring your roof to a cool roof.
10 Benefits of White Roof Coatings:
- Lowers Energy Costs by up to 20%
- Keeps the Building Cooler
- Reduces Thermal Shock Damage
- Reduces Air Pollution and Greenhouse Emissions
- Complies With Building Energy Standards & Green Energy Programs
- Handles all Ranges of Temperatures
- Bonds Directly to Existing Surfaces
- Forms a Tough Seamless Membrane Protecting Against Roof Leaks
- Resists UV Deterioration (unlike a black roofs)
- Increases the Lifespan of a Roof
Perhaps the most beneficial is the reduced cooling cost and prolonging the lifespan of the roof. The beauty of Restore It Commercial Roof Coatings is that there is no need to rip off the current roof. We can apply the reflective coating to the existing structure**
Both our acrylic and silicone applications are flexible and durable, sealing the entire surface, including any cracks or crevices. If you would like to learn more about our white roof coatings, please call us today at 302-998-8500
**Provided there is no structural damage to your roof
Whether it’s a business in Delaware or the Tri-State area, RestoreItCommercialRoofing sends a dedicated team to your site to ensure the completed job is a success. Our proactive approach emphasizes safety and noninvasive scheduling to minimize distractions or disruptions in your place of business. Contact us today to schedule your roof restoration estimate!