Eco-friendly Roofing: Sustainable Roof Coating and Green Roof Benefits
Reflective roof coatings or elastomeric roof coatings (Kool-Seal), create a barrier that protects your roof from the elements. In Florida, specifically, rain is a huge factor that causes leaks and even black mold, which is a health hazard. Many of these reflective roof coatings are ENERGY STAR certified roof products not just for reflecting the sun but also for lowering the roof's surface temperature, thus decreasing the heat inside a building or home. This translates into lower electric bills because your air conditioner's cooling activity can be reduced by 10% to 15%.
Elastomeric Roof Coating. Photo owned by Bay Atlantic Roofing
Roof coatings also extend your roof's life providing a waterproof layer of protection during rain and hurricane season and by protecting your roof from excessive heating from damaging UV rays. Roof coatings can be applied to numerous roof surfaces, such as composite roofs, asphalt roofs, metal roofs, galvanized metal, wood roofs, and more. A clear roof tile sealer can be applied to your new roof to protect the color from fading due to the sun's harsh UV rays and to maintain the beauty of your new roof for a longer period of time. If you are thinking about applying a roof coating to a shingle roof or a tile roof, check your manufacturer's warranty or consult Bay Atlantic Roofing who will explain to you how this could void your roof's warranty as well as alternative options to resolving your roof problems.
If using a roof coating is impossible or not recommended and your roof has sustained severe moisture damage, your best bet is to replace your shingle or tile roof with reflective coating shingles or with an eco-friendly fiber composite tile roof.
Ask Bay Atlantic Roofing for more details on the various options for your roof and to find out how you can qualify for 100% financing of your roof replacement through RenewPACE.
Green construction and roofing options, such as cooler roofs, benefit the environment by minimizing the Heat Island Effect caused by urban areas, as compared to rural areas. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that "Heat islands can affect communities by increasing summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, heat-related illness and mortality, and water quality" (epa.gov, 2019). Bay Atlantic Roofing, LLC is committed to installing and selling green materials that protect the environment by reducing waste, pollution and energy overuse with the application of eco-friendly roof coatings and installation of green materials such as fiber composite roof tile. Call now at (954) 204-1696 to learn more.