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What are the benefits to using a reflective roof coating?

Because the reflective roof coating cools and protects the roof surface, it:

  • Appeals to owners seeking green and sustainable roofing
  • Reduces the temperature inside the building
  • Reduces the roof surface temperature dramatically
  • Increases the effective “R” value of insulation
  • Increases the efficiency of roof-mounted HVAC units
  • Saves on cost of air conditioning the building
  • Reduces the energy costs overall to the building owner by reducing the “peak electrical demand” level
  • Creates a more comfortable environment in areas where there is no air conditioning
  • Slows premature aging of a roof due to high surface temperatures and UV degradation
  • Results in reduced overall roof life-cycle costs
  • Meet Energy Star standards and Title 24 compliance requirements

And it’s environmentally friendly “green” because it:

  • Reduces landfill materials – at least 10% of landfill waste is made up of roofing materials
  • Saves energy, both for the building owner, and for the utility supplier
  • Reduces the carbon footprint of the building by reducing the CO2 emissions
  • Minimizes the environmental burden

Is the cost of applying a reflective roof coating a good investment?

Yes, applying a reflective roof coating is an excellent investment.* If the installation costs for a reflective roof coating are slightly higher in certain situations, the long-term benefits can pay back exponentially, by providing:

  • Meet Class A roof material.
  • Longer roof life, better durability—coatings protect the roof substrate from destructive UV
  • Reduced maintenance costs over the life of the roof; and coatings can provide the added bonus of being a water-resistant barrier
  • Better budget management due to predictable life extension of the roof–the opportunity to re-coat the roof rather than replace it
  • Reduced installation risks
  • Minimal disruption to the occupants, operations during application, construction process, saving money in areas other than the roofing materials and application itself
  • A more desirable and comfortable work environment inside the building
  • Energy credits, tax savings, rebates

*Coatings are considered “restoration” and not a new roof system installation. Therefore they may usually be expensed in the fiscal year during which they are applied instead of amortizing the cost over the life of the roof (as in a new membrane installation). This can be a huge tax benefit to some building owners. Check with your CPA or CFO to properly apply this information to your own roof situation.