The majority of our coating projects are metal roof restorations. Roof coatings provide a highly reflective roof surface that restores, preserves, and protects existing roofing substrates.
Coatings work well for repairs if you do not have money in the budget for a roof replacement. And are also ideal for restoring rusted or damaged metal roofs but can be applied to all types of roof systems.
Tropical Roofing Coatings
At Decor Roofing use's Tropical Roof Coatings for all of our coating jobs. Tropical Roof Coatings offers a wide variety of products to give you the best match and the best coating for your roof.
A tough, tenacious and durable white compound with high grade components. Developed to be a superior reflective material for new roofing, re-roofing, and roof maintenance markets. High pigment level provides superior hiding power, is highly reflective, and is easy to apply. Ideal for laps, cracks, seams, directional wall changes, screw heads, and roof intrusions.
Why choose a metal roof restoration system?
Because no fabric is used on the vertical and horizontal seams; issues such as trapped moisture, air pockets and excessive installation labor are no longer a concern.
Restoration costs may be as low as 20% of total tear-off and replacement costs; materials are easily applied.
Makes the inconvenience, risk, and environmental implications of roof tear-off unnecessary.
Restoration may be expensed, while roof replacement must be capitalized.
Reapris are fast and economical.
Reduces future maintenance costs.
Some of our roof coating clients include:
Solar Reflective Coatings
A roof is a building's first line of defense in controlling energy consumption. A solar reflective coating is a roof surface coating that lowers the surface temperatures of the roof dramatically, resulting in greater comfort inside the building and less demand on air conditioning equipment, resulting in lower energy costs. These solar reflective coatings are typically a white roof coatingconsisting of a polymeric binder blended with pigments and other additives or silver containing asphalt, pigment flakes and pure aluminum resulting in a silver reflective coating. Solar reflecting coatings provide two main benefits: 1) protection of roof membranes, for longer roof life cycles; and 2) reflectivity of solar radiation (amount of solar energy that is reflected away from a surface), for lowering of air conditioning costs.
White roofs reflect the sun’s heat and black roofs soak it in.
That’s the key advantage offered by a white solar reflective roof surface. Testing conducted on a sunny day at 100°F ambient temperature shows that the surface temperature of a roof topped with a black membrane can reach 180°F while a gravel roof can be as hot as 145°F. A roof with a solar reflective coating will reflect the sun’s heat, staying significantly cooler at 90°F, contributing to a cooler indoor environment and reducing peak cooling demand up to 15 percent. As "green" building standards (such as California’s Title 24 requirements) become more prevalent, products that contribute to reduced environmental impact become more necessary.
Solar reflectance isn't the only property to look for in a roofing material. It should also have a high infrared emittance (the amount of absorbed heat energy that is radiated from a surface) to help the roof shed heat by re-radiation.
Solar reflective coatings can either be applied to the roofing membrane at the factory, such as CertainTeed’s CoolStar line of solar reflective roof membranes, or after the roof is applied to the building, such as CertainTeed’s FlintCoat –A 300, FlintCoat –A Plus and FlintCoat –W. The advantage of a factory pre-coated roof surface is that it allows for a hassle-free, one-step field application. Once the roof system is applied, the job is complete. This one-step installation helps reduce labor costs because there are no costly time delays for application of multiple coats. Applying the roof solar reflective coatings after the roof system is complete is typically accomplished with the use of a roller, brush or with conventional airless spray equipment and the coating dries to a tough, flexible elastic film.
Look for solar reflective membranes and coating products that meet ENERGY STAR® requirements, are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council, and contribute credits under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™.