INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL
RADIANT BARRIER COATINGS AND
REFLECTIVE ROOF COATINGS
How does a reflective roof coating make a roof
“cool?”

Nearly any roof can be converted into a “cool” roof by applying a white reflective roof
coating. This can be achieved at any time during the life of the existing roof. These coatings
can be applied to new and existing dark-colored roofs. A reflective roof is defined as one that
has properties of at least 75% reflectivity and 65% emissivity. It reflects solar energy back
into space so the roof surface remains cooler.    A “black” roof becomes incredibly hot in the
heat of summer, with this solar energy getting absorbed into the building. The installation of a
reflective coating not only reduces the surface temperature and heat transfer into the
structure, it also acts as the first line of defense against water penetration.
  
Why coat a roof?
Since most roofs are generally comprised of three or more layers (a
waterproof membrane, insulation, the roof material, and an adhesive)
you would think roofing material would be tough enough. So why bother
adding a coating? The simple answer is to prolong the life of the roofing
material.

Preventing roof degradation:
The main purpose of a roof coating is to prevent the metal, foam,
asphalt or whatever roofing material has been selected from degrading
due to weather and general wear and tear. For instance, a foam roof
often receives a tough rubberized coating that makes it even more
resilient to storm damage. The coating of granules on asphalt shingles
protects the shingle from UV light, adds color and beauty, provides fire
resistance, and also ensures the shingles don’t stick together when they
are packaged. In short, a proper coating can add life to your roof.

Improving energy efficiency:
Roofing professionals are finding that coatings are offering another very
important secondary advantage. By selecting a coating that reflects
heat, for instance something with aluminum flakes in it, roofs can be
kept cooler during the heat of summer. Reflecting heat not only helps
the roofing material last longer, it also offers terrific energy saving to
commercial and residential property owners.

Reducing urban heat islands:
In urban areas, reflective coatings can help make a dent in the problem
of urban heat islands. Due to the high concentration of concrete,
asphalt, metal and masonry, urban areas absorb heat and retain it,
releasing it only very slowly during the night hours. The temperatures in
an urban area can be 10 – 15 degrees hotter than the surrounding
countryside. Proper reflective coatings for roofs can help cut down on
this problem.

Coatings are the keys to maintenance:
When professional roofers talk about roof maintenance, they are often
referring to refreshing the coating on the roofing material. Adding a new
layer of coating every so often will prolongs its life, protects it from
damage and often help save on energy costs.
Roof Coatings & Re-Coatings

The very last layer of almost every type of roofing material (foam, metal, asphalt, modified
bitumen, shake, tile, etc.) is a coating substance. These coatings can be composed of a
wide variety of materials including acrylic, aluminum, rubberized aluminum, polyurethane,
asphalt, polymers, cement, granules, rock — the list goes on and on. These coatings tend
to be extremely durable and elastomeric. Elastomeric simply means that the material is
very elastic (resembling rubber) and resumes its original shape after an impact. In short, it
rebounds from hailstones, branches or debris falling on the roof
Industrial roof coatings elastomeric cleveland akron canton ohio
NORTHCOAST Painting and Pressure Washing specializes in
INDUSTRIAL and COMMERCIAL
ENERGY SAVING RADIANT BARRIER
AND REFLECTIVE ROOF and WALL Coating Systems.
Badly Rusted and Leaking Metal Roofing?

WE CAN FIX IT!
When it comes to saving your old rusted metal roof, our Total
Protection System gives you the complete package. Once
complete your roof will be restored to better than original
condition and will last for years to come.
WE ALSO DO ALUMINUM ROOF COATINGS


A single, thin coat of our spray applied to the underside of your roof
deck will block up to 84% of the sun's radiant heat from entering your
home through the attic.

And in winter, the same barrier will reflect back up to 84% of the heat
that tries to escape from your home through the attic. Yet unlike foil
substrates, our radiant barrier spray can be applied in a matter of
hours instead of days. It goes on evenly, with no gaps or holes. And
because it is sprayed on, it can easily be applied to existing roofs.
RADIANT BARRIER COATINGS