Energy Star Roof Coating Application1
As your roof ages, it becomes increasingly vulnerable to energy inefficiencies that result from ordinary wear and tear and daily exposure to the Southwest Florida elements. Installing a reflective coating on your roof can improve your home’s energy efficiency by reducing the amount of heat your roof absorbs.
In addition, these coatings have been proven to act as an extra layer of protection that defends your roof from deterioration – prolonging its functional lifespan and safeguarding your investment. Consult the professional roofers from Campbell Roofing and Sheet Metal to learn more about energy efficient roof coating installation.
The Benefits of Roof Coatings
Energy efficient roof coatings that bear the Energy Star logo carry with them the opportunity for rebates and tax credits available from various forms of government. These savings can help homeowners purchase and install roofing materials that will help protect the integrity of their home’s roof and roofing substrate. The increased protection offered by energy efficient roof coatings varies, and you should speak with a licensed roofing contractor to evaluate the specifics of your roofing needs.
Substantial savings on energy expenses can be achieved by installing a reflective roof coating. Reflective coatings repel the heat generated from sunlight rather than allow it seep into the roof, and eventually, you are home. These coatings can be applied to virtually any roof including metal roofs, asphalt roofs and concrete roofs. Because reflective coatings result in a lower roof temperature, they pay for themselves by offsetting cooling costs during the summer months. Some studies suggest that properly applied coatings can reduce cooling costs by up to 25%.
These protective coatings also create watertight seals that can prevent leaks from occurring, saving you on repairs and other maintenance expenses.
Insulation can help prevent this temperature exchange by trapping air in your home and preventing it from moving from one area to another. The ability of insulation to effectively limit the transition of air from one area to another is measured in R value. The higher the R value, the more effective the insulation will be at preventing the air temperature from fluctuating. The majority of the state of Florida is considered to be a zone 2 area for insulation, meaning the recommended R value for most homes is between R30 and R60.