Friday, April 20, 2012

How much money can you save from installing a white roof coating system?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has conducted several studies that demonstrate that in hot sunny conditions, a black roof surface is 70 degrees or more hotter than a white reflective roof surfaces. Across the country, this translates to approximately $750,000,000 every year in reduced energy consumption simply by replacing existing black roofs with Energy Star rated white reflective roof coatings like the ones manufactured by Conklin Roofing Systems.

Reflective roof coatings can be made from a variety of materials that comply with building code standards for cool roofing. Installers of coating systems can either roll-on or spray-on roof coatings over existing spray polyurethane foam (SPF), metal, concrete, weathered asphalt, composite, modified bitumen, EPDM, TPO, PVC, and built-up roofing systems.

How much a particular building owner or manager will save from installing a white reflective roof coating depends on climate, existing insulation, the roofing system being coated, utility rates, the particular materials being used, installation method by the contractor, and other factors. There are tools available to calculate your specific savings potential such as the Department of Energy Cool Roof Calculator and the Roof Savings Calculator.

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