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Some people do not realize it, but the top of your building plays a very important role in keeping it comfortable and cool. A white coating on top can reduce the surface temperature by up to 100 degrees, thereby keeping your attic and interior cooler than ever before.

At GreenStar Roof Coatings, we have a lofty goal: to coat 10 million square feet of rooftops throughout New Orleans. This will help reduce the urban “heat island” effect, particularly in the downtown area.

Our fully licensed, insured company is the exclusive Louisiana contractor for Astec Roof Coatings. Astec coatings do wonders to reflect heat and insulate buildings, while 3M films protect from UV rays and reduce hot spots.

At GreenStar, our passion is to help people reduce their energy consumption and, in turn, save money on their utility bills. And we practice what we preach! We are so committed to the cause that owner David Lamouranne has created a fuel made from recycled vegetable oils, which is used for our fleet of cars and trucks.

If you are looking for a top-quality commercial roofer in New Orleans, contact GreenStar Roof Coatings today. Our roofing contractor services can not be beat.

Our Services

The pros to call for commercial roofing

white roofWe are proud to have coated almost 1 million square feet of rooftops across the New Orleans area, including McDonald’s franchises and the John Deere, among many others.

We also recently repaired, cleaned and coated the pitched asbestos roof of the popular nightclub, The Howlin’ Wolf. If handled improperly, the asbestos could have been harmful. But our founder devised a system designed to minimize any residue that could have ended up in the air. The results were later verified by an air-quality company — and The Howlin’ Wolf did not have to lose any business in the process.

We can provide the same great service to you, which will result in lower energy bills. Along with roof coatings, we also specialize in the following:

  • Skylight repair and replacement
  • Roof leak repair
  • Industrial Tank Coatings

If you are in need of a commercial roofer in New Orleans, call our team today. A roofing contractor will go over the entire process and have your project done with skill and efficiency. Put us to work for you!

Why a White Roof?

The benefits of going ‘green’ with white

white roofThere are many reasons why you should consider having your roof coated with a white system. The main one? Savings! A white roof does not absorb as much heat as a darker one, which results in decreased energy bills for you.

The material we use is not simply white paint; it contains a reflective pigment that deflects the sun’s rays while also keeping the surface waterproof.

A white roof will also score highly with its SRI, or solar reflectance index. This is the measure by which the surface deflects the sun’s heat. In the case of a black roof, the number can be negligible or even nothing. With a white roof, it can be as high as 90 percent.

So if you are interested in white roof installation from a top-notch commercial roofer in New Orleans, contact GreenStar Roof Coatings today. Our roofing contractor services can not be beat.

Roof Coating Process

How a cold roof is created

white roofThe material used in roof coating today was first formulated in the 1980s. Since then, it continues to be refined and improved, and our team stays on top of all of the latest developments.

It can be applied to many types of roofs, from asphalt to bitumen to metal. In many cases, this coating will add 25 years to its life. An added benefit: The material underneath (such as metal does not have to be removed, which means it will not end up in a landfill).

Adding coatings to a roof can be about 70 percent cheaper than replacing the whole thing, so it is something that definitely should be considered. Other benefits:

  • These types of roofs are applied cold, unlike some other roofing systems that require heat. This means they’re safer to use.
  • Cold roofs can stretch and go back to their original form if necessary, preventing cracks on the surface.
  • If your roof was made with asbestos or another potentially harmful material, a roof coating can go over it and seal it in, thereby alleviating any danger.

The types of roof coatings we use most often include Astec, UNIFLEX, Quest Hydro Stop, acrylic roofing, solar reflective coatings for asphalt and more. These coatings protect your roof from harmful UV rays and reduce hot spots.

GreenStar is in the business of making the New Orleans area more energy-efficient. One of the projects we were proud to be a part of was for the state’s Legacy Project. The property is used by the Lower 9th Ward’s Center for Sustainable Engagement as an educational center. It includes a 100-year-old Creole cottage, along with a metal shed in the back that is being used for demonstrations such as canning.

We were happy to volunteer our time to put a new, white roof on the metal shed, which is used by volunteers and staff every day. They will now be protected from solar heat and will therefore be much more comfortable. We also installed ceramic coating on the walls, and we tinted them to a customized color.

At GreenStar, we believe that we all have a great opportunity to make a real difference that produces real and sustainable results. After all, in our industry, we physically make and build the environment around us.

We are happy to talk to you about your own needs and how we can help your business as well. So if you are looking for a top-notch commercial roofer in New Orleans, we are here for you from our New Orleans and Metairie location. We will stack up our roofing contractor services against anyone!