Coatings for Commercial Roof Systems

We apply protective coatings over Metal, Concrete, PVC, EPDM, TPO, Mod-Bit, Hypalon, Spray Foam, and more.

Roof Coating Benefits

How Silicone & Acrylic Roof Coatings Perform

Reflects Sunlight

90%

A cool roof will reflect up to 90% of sunlight!

Reduces Temperature

30°F

Cool roofs are 30°F cooler than traditional roofing systems.

Saves on HVAC Costs

30%

Cool roofs can save up to 30% a year on energy costs.

The Science

Silicone and Acrylic roof coatings contain white pigments. These pigments reflect sunlight by 85% or more and thereby reduce heat-related roof damage. They have been used on flat and low-slope roofs for more than 30 years.

Do not coat asphalt shingles. Adding a coating could cause structural problems and void warranties. Even for flatter roofing, reflective coatings are not for everybody. If your roof is shaded or the crawlspace is well insulated, you may not see significant energy savings. However, protective coatings could still extend the life of the roof.

Similarly, check to see if moisture transmission and vapor drive conditions exist. If so, pay attention to proper coatings choice and application rates. The goal is not to trap moisture within the existing membrane assembly.

To be effective, use a professional qualified contractor. Ensure they apply the coatings according to manufacturer’s instructions. Always install on a clean, dry roof compatible with the particular coating of choice. Additionally, keep the coatings clean to maximize reflectance and minimize damage. As a result, a bi-annual or annual Preventive Maintenance or Service Agreement is always a good idea.

The Investment

First of all, the chosen roof coating should extend the life of your existing roof at least 10 years. Look for CRRC or Energy Star-labeled products. This label indicates products which have long-term test results. Reflective coatings typically cost $.75 cents to $1.50 per square foot. That price is for the higher quality materials at various coverage rates.

Generally, these coatings come with a 10 year, product-only warranty. However, that may change if installed by the qualified local manufacturer-recommended contractor. Additionally, if current roof conditions pre-qualify, a manufacturer’s fully backed warranty for 10yr, 15yr and even 20 years may apply.

The Benefits

Tests at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory show reflective coatings reduce costs for summer cooling by 25 to 67 percent. Not surprisingly, buildings with lightly insulated roofs experience the greatest changes. Uncoated bitumen or tar and dark colored membrane roofing can reach 200 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. In contrast, using a white reflective coating will keep surface temperatures under 135 degrees.

The Lawrence laboratory tests show that the best products reflect up to 85 percent of solar heat. At the same time, they cause only a 9-degree temperature increase in direct sunlight.

Restoring Metal Roofs

Elastomeric cool roof coatings help building owners and property managers solve typical metal roof leak problems. These include issues such as water leaks at seams, excess heat, condensation, and waterproofing. Our roof coatings come in standard or fast-setting products.

Cool roof coatings extend the life of your metal roof by resisting weather extremes. Even more, they reduce air conditioning usage and costs by reflecting the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Here’s why restoring your metal roof is a cost effective option:

  Replacing your existing metal roof can be time consuming

 Exposure to the outside elements during replacement

 Replacing your metal roof costs more than restoring it

 Replacing with a new metal roof doesn’t solve your problems

metal roof with elastomeric energy efficient coating

Why choose a cool roof coating?

cool roof is one that strongly reflects sunlight and also cools itself by efficiently emitting radiation to its surroundings. The roof literally stays cooler and reduces the amount of heat conducted to the building below.

A cool roof can significantly reduce your cooling energy costs and increase your comfort level by reducing temperature fluctuations. In most climate zones worldwide, cool roofs can significantly reduce a building’s cooling load.

Flat cool roof silicone coating