The term “cool roof coating” has gained some traction in the roofing and Roof Painting markets over the past few years. But what is a cool roof, actually, and who should consider applying it on their building’s roof?
Let’s Explore What A Cool Roof Coating Is NOT.
It is NOT insulation and its purpose is not to insulate, although it does have some insulating properties. Insulation is a material that forms a barrier to the flow of heat, and relies on its own physical properties, including its thickness, for its efficacy. In cold weather, insulation creates a barrier that primarily prevents heat from escaping the building through the roof.
What Does It Do?
It reflects sunlight off the surface to which it is applied, preventing it from entering the building. It also keeps the surface temperature of the roof sheets relatively low, resulting in much less wear and tear on the sheets themselves and the fasteners keeping them in place.
This is one of the most significant benefits of a cool roof. It presents a significant saving in terms of roof maintenance and replacement costs. The cool roof coating prolongs the life of your roof by up to several years.
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