Tuesday, September 11, 2012
An Overview of Conklin Roofing Systems
Reflective white coatings can help to extend the life expectancy of many different roofing systems simply by avoiding extreme surface temperatures associated with prolonged exposure to the sun. They provide a “sacrificial” layer to take the punishment that the elements and environment dole out.
In areas with warmer climates, the surface of an uncoated roof can get up 180 degrees or even higher in the summer months, punishing workers and prematurely deteriorating your rooftop equipment and the roof system itself. A quality reflective white roof coating reflects most of the heat, keeping the roof surface near ambient temperature, reducing the amount of air conditioning required to cool the building below.
Coatings aren't just for warm weather climates though. Especially in northern states, enhanced roof longevity can result in at least as much cost savings. Without white coatings, roof temperatures soar in the summer months because of all the insulation required to retain the heat during the cold winter months.
Conklin is America's #1 acrylic roof coating company by volume. We manufacture high quality, Energy Star rated metal roof renovation, single-ply, fabric reinforced, polyurethane foam, and EPDM roof coating systems that meet or exceed fire ratings and code standards.
Although these roofing systems require fewer labor hours than most, they are complex. Using inexperienced installers can increase the risk of the coating system to fail prematurely or to not be wateright from the onset. Conklin certifies all roofing contractors through hands-on training and assists with proper equipment and tool acquisition before they install their first job. They are also provided with year-round regional and national training and support.
Fabric-Reinforced Acrylic Coatings
Conklin revolutionized the commercial roofing industry when we introduced white acrylic fabric-reinforced coating systems more than thirty years ago. Our fabric-reinforced ply roofing system combines the leak-resistant seamless membrane of a liquid-applied system with the toughness and a tensile strength of a single-ply system. The reinforced fabric gives extra strength to the finished watertight coating membrane without adding significant weight. With its reflective, energy-saving white top coat, a finished ply system stands up against tough weather and offers strong, long-lasting protection.
Metal Roof Restoration Coatings
Conklin’s metal roof restoration coating system was specifically designed to prevent leaks
where they most often occur - at the seams. In addition to outstanding protection against water penetration, the metal restoration system extends the life of your roof by resisting weather extremes and reduces air conditioning costs by reflecting the sun’s harmful rays, and its light weight also preserves the useful life of your building.
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing Systems
Conklin's spray polyurethane roofing systems have been engineered to provide a superior, energy-efficient, long-lasting roof for any building. Foam roofing offers excellent insulation value and a smooth, durable, seam-free barrier against the elements when coated with Conklin coating systems. Foam is so lightweight (about eight ounces per square foot) it can be applied over most existing roof systems without exceeding the structural load capacity. Yet it’s amazingly strong, easily withstanding light foot traffic and other weight requirements. Conklin’s foam roofing systems have met the most stringent requirements for a variety of industry groups such as Factory Mutual and Underwriters Laboratories, and are recognized by the International Conference of Building Officials.
EPDM and Modified Bitumen Roof Coatings
You can extend the life of your existing EPDM or modified bitumen roof and save on energy costs at the same time with Conklin's innovative roof recoating systems. An EPDM coating system is an effective and economical alternative to tear-off and re-roofing. Adding a white, energy efficient, lightweight coating on top of your black roof avoids the expensive removal and disposal of your existing roof and the tremendous workplace disruption it causes.
You can potentially save enough in cooling costs to pay for your recoat within just 7 years, as Conklin's Energy-Star rated white top coats reflect up to 85% of the sun's heat rays, cooling your roof and building and enabling up to a 30% reduction in air conditioning. You may also qualify for federal tax credits and/or rebates.
Single-Ply Roof Systems
Conklin’s Flexion single-ply roof system provides a tough, yet extremely flexible 50-mil barrier from the elements. Our advanced, naturally fire-resistant PVC formulation provides long-term superior strength, stability, and flexibility, requires minimal maintenance and has a favorable life cycle cost.
Conklin's Hy-Crown® single-ply roof system is extra-tough because it is manufactured with Hypalon® - a synthetic rubber made by DuPont. Hypalon is one of the most durable materials in the single-ply roofing market and has a track record of more than 30 years.
Single-Ply Roof Coatings
You can improve the performance and further extend the service life of a new, existing or aged TPO, PVC and CSPE single-ply roof with Conklin’s specialty formulated acrylic
roof coatings. As single-ply membranes become weathered over time they can crack, leak, and pick up dirt, diminishing their effectiveness and energy-saving properties. Conklin’s elastomeric coatings provide a new, cost-effective solution for repairing, preserving and improving the energy savings of approved single-ply membranes.
Many satisfied customers have already discovered that a Conklin roof pays for itself during the warranty period through lowered air conditioning costs, Federal tax rebates, and tax credits and deductions that help to offset the already minimal investment. Additionally, in many cases re-coating your roof is considered a maintenance cost tax deduction. Please check with your local utility company, tax advisor, and EnergyStar.gov for additional details.
Many years from now when it is time to renew the superior protection of your Conklin roof, a simple recoat will do the job. In most cases, recoats can be done for the entire life of your roof, saving you the expense of tear-off and a completely new roof system, as well as extending the material warranty for several additional years.
For more information about Conklin Roofing Systems, or to find a professional Conklin-certified installer in your area, please visit www.WhiteRoofingSystems.com.
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