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Why Get a Cool Roof?
A Cool Roof is one which delivers high solar reflectance and high thermal emittance. Put simply, it reflects the visible, infrared and UV wavelengths of the sun and emits any absorbed solar energy.
This is done by using commercial-grade, white, elastomeric coatings. (Elastomeric means having elastic properties and can stretch in the summer heat and then return to the original shape without damage.) When looking for commercial roofing Los Angeles presents a series of climate issues with the extreme temperature changes and dry conditions. Elastomeric coatings include acrylic, silicone, and urethane materials which create a rubberized waterproof reflective surface.
All roof coatings are NOT created equal. There are differences and it can get confusing with so many different roof coatings available. A very good rule of thumb is: Is it Title 24 compliant for California? You can get information by going to http://www.coolroofs.org. One of the main purposes of roof coatings is to reflect 85% and higher of heat and UV off your roof. Commercial Cool Roof Systems only uses commercial-grade products which meet these high standards.
Cool roofing has a number of categories: metal roofing, flat commercial or industrial roofing, clay tile roofing, and composition shingle roofing to name the main ones.
If the flat roofing system is in relatively good condition (1 to 10 years old), a white elastomeric roof coating can be applied and depending on its future maintenance, it can double or triple the life of the roof. Usually there is some preparatory work needed (maintenance repairs) and for best results, the roof should be washed before applying the coating. For maximum quality, Commercial Cool Roof Systems installs a waterproof membrane followed by a minimum of two coats of the white, elastomeric coating. There are many additional steps that we take to ensure an economical, renewable, long-term, leak free roof system.
It is recommended that you have the roof inspected by a professional roofer to see if a cool roof coating only is your best option – not all roofs are equally constructed and have different deterioration time frames.
Cool Roofing Benefits:
- Cool Roofing can double the life of your roof.
- Half the price of a reroofing.
- Much lower average temperature means lower energy costs in the hot months.
- Good for the environment and your wallet.
- Improves resale value of the building.
- Roof maintenance is tax deductible.
Watch Our 10 Step Cool Roof Process
The cost of re-roofing or repairing a roof can vary depending on the size of your roof. As a building owner, you don’t want to spend more than you need on a new roof only to find it may not be all you hoped for. We provide a transparent process. We want your roof work and can provide you with economical, long term, leak free solutions that save you time, money and future roof maintenance.