Roof coatings protect low-slope roofing from weathering and extend its lifespan, but they can be used on any type of roof.
In today’s post, one of the leading roofing contractors, Kirtley & Sons Roofing, discusses how roof coatings reduce a building’s environmental impact.
1. Reduced Energy Use – Roof coatings reflect infrared light and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, lowering the temperature of a roof. They help in maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature in buildings, reducing your need for air conditioning.
The urban heat island effect and energy use is reduced with the use of reflective roof coatings, helping to reduce your carbon footprint and decrease smog through climate zones. Roofs that stay cool under the sun are energy-efficient and cost-effective.
2. Reduced Roof Material Waste – Roofing materials make up 40% of construction waste and are the third largest contributor to waste in landfills. As roof coatings increase the lifespan of roofs, they help with minimizing roof material waste.
3. Restore Old Roofing – Roof coatings improve the appearance of an aging roof. Instead of replacing your old roof for aesthetic purposes, you can just apply a quality coating to restore its appearance. You can rely on Kirtley & Sons Roofing when it comes to quality roof repair service and coatings.
4. Microclimate Management – Water can easily accumulate on low-slope roofs. In areas that are prone to pooling, roof membranes are more susceptible to early failure and leakage. This goes the same for roof membranes that are exposed to contaminants.
Only choose quality roof coatings for your building. Proper application is also important in extending the life of your roof system. Kirtley & Sons Roofing is your leading provider of commercial roofing services. Our team also specializes in emergency roofing service. Call us at (281) 371-6776, or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We work with clients in Houston, TX.