How Do Coatings Keep Roofs Cool?

If you have begun to explore the benefits of roof coatings, you will surely have learned that they drastically reduce the temperature of a roof. How exactly is this possible? Here we discuss the basics of how roof coatings can keep a roof cooler, and what these cooler temperatures mean.

Several factors contribute to how roof coatings keep a roof cool. The traditional light color of a roof coating is a huge factor in the cool relief they can offer. Lighter colors absorb less heat, helping keep the roof and the nearby underlying structures cool. Additionally, light colored roof coatings reflect sunlight and heat, further keeping the roof cool.

Emissivity is the ability of a surface to radiate away heat. Roof coatings are engineered to emit away approximately 70% to 90% of the heat they absorb, while traditional roofs emit approximately 5% to 25% of the heat they absorb. Roof coatings are specifically designed with cool temperatures in mind.

What Does a Cooler Roof Mean For You?

A cooler roof extends the life of your roof system by years. Radiation and heat accelerate the decay of your roof, so a roof coating that reflects heat and UV radiation will drastically increase the life of your roof. If you are ready to cool your roof and protect your home for years to come, call our professionals today at (504) 321-ROOF! We are the roof coating authority of Louisiana. 

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