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November 22, 2012

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Environmental friendliness that saves you money

With mounting awareness of environmental issues, more businesses are looking for ways to “go green” and help preserve the environment. One area that many commercial and industrial facilities overlook is painting. There are several methods that commercial painting contractors can use to help increase your green factor, and cool roof coatings are one of the most beneficial.

What are cool roof coatings?

These specialized, environmentally friendly coatings are designed to improve the appearance and efficiency of your facility, while contributing to the longevity of your roof. Cool roof coatings are typically light in color. Most are white, but there is a range of colors available for this type of paint.

The important characteristic of this type of paint is its reflective capabilities. Cool roofing coatings are formulated to reflect the heat of the sun, directing it away from your roof.

How cool roof coatings benefit your facility

The reflective qualities of cool roof coatings are very beneficial, particularly in states like California, where structures are exposed to the sun for a significant amount of time. By deflecting heat away from your roof, these coatings help to preserve structural integrity.

More importantly, cool roofing coatings prevent heat from building up inside your facility. This means your mechanical heating and cooling systems will have an easier time maintaining comfortable temperatures, which can significantly reduce your energy costs.

Elastomeric cool roof coatings provide additional benefits in the form of waterproofing. The prevention of water intrusion is essential to the longevity of your roof, and elastomerics are highly favored by industrial painting contractors in this regard. These 100 percent elastic coatings have the ability to move along with the substrate, bridging small cracks or holes to safeguard your roof from water damage.

Cool roofing coatings can also be covered with a polyurethane or UV protective topcoat to further protect your facility from the damaging rays of the sun.

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