Solar Reflective Coatings
If you have an asphalt roof and are looking to reduce your energy costs in the summer months, you may want to consider a reflective roof coating.
The two main choices you have are white polymers, or reflective aluminum flakes that are built into the coating. Both are considered affordable and will lead to a decrease in your utility bills.
You may not realize it, but a flat asphalt roof can get as hot as 200 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months. Not only that; they will absorb as much as 70 percent of the heat from the sun. But a high-quality roof coating will reflect up to 80 percent of solar heat. In turn, the temperature in your building will decrease by 10 degrees — saving you up to 70 percent in utility costs.
So if you are interested in learning more about solar reflective coatings in New Orleans, contact us. We will go over everything you need to know about asphalt coatings. Call today!
Benefits of white reflective coatings
This type of coating should be something to consider for building owners who live in hot climates. Your roof, as you know, is your first line of defense when it comes to keeping your energy use as low as possible.
What is the real difference between a white reflective roof and a regular asphalt covering? Let us pretend that it is 100 degrees outside. Studies have shown that the surface temperature of a black roof can go up to 180 degrees, while a gravel roof may reach a temperature of 145 degrees. But with a white, solar-reflective coating, the rooftop will only go up to about 90 degrees.
The surface of a pavement is responsible for 30 to 40 percent of the the urban heat island effect, which occurs due to human activity and other factors. By using a solar reflective coating, you will reduce the energy that is absorbed by the pavement. Such a coating can be applied to all sorts of surfaces, including parking lots, pedestrian walkways and more.
If you are looking into solar reflective coatings in New Orleans or the surrounding area, contact GreenStar for help. We are experts in all aspects of asphalt coatings and can help you get started.