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The Benefits of Heat Reflective Roof Paints

If you’re considering doing some renovation work on your roof, then you’ll want to read this. Leaky roofing that does not perform how it should do can cause huge problems for your property. Make sure that when you’re doing any maintenance work on your roof that you have the right tools at your disposal. You’ll want to read this.

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Why use reflective paint?

Well, let us tell you what it is first. Reflective paints reduce solar heat gain on darker coloured roofs. Because of the dark colour, roofing can absorb heat causing you problems in the future. By reducing the roof temperatures on a property, in summer you’ll find that you don’t spend as much money on air-con. You’ll be saving energy which is always a benefit!

You should use a paint such as Blackfriar Professional Solar Reflective Paint on a dark roof. This paint can be used on stable felt, bitumen, metal, concrete, brick and more roof surfaces, so it’s extremely versatile. After you use this paint, you’ll be left with a white, water-based finish that will give your roof solar reflectivity. It’s the ideal product to use if you want to add solar reflectivity to a new roof.

This special paint will reflect the sunlight that falls on the roof and disperse the heat from the roof. It can also help you to resist surface fungal growth, that’s two in one! If you really love a two in one, this is a self-priming two coat system as well.

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What about old roofs?

If you’re not setting out new roofing, you may just be looking to repair some old roofing. For this we suggest GacoPro Roof Coating. We love this paint because it’s a fantastic product for pitched and flat roofs that is 150% elastic, 100% silicone and guarantees protection and waterproofing for 20 years. You can apply this at any time of year, and you’ll even have a totally waterproof roof after just two hours! Even if you have a problem with permanently ponding water. But let’s get to the reflective part.

With GacoPro Roof Coating in Solar Reflective White, your surface will reflect over 85% of the sun’s rays! This help stop bring down thermal shock which can cause your property damage AND extend the life of the roof. Did we mention that while it’s doing this, it’ll save you energy too?

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Don’t believe us? It meets the requirements for the Energy Star reflectance performance requirements for both low and high-sloped roofs and the requirements for the Cool Roof Rating Council. It also meets solar reflectance and thermal emittance requirements for: the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC); the ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Building Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings; and is listed by the Underwriters Laboratories.

Now you know why you should bother with heat reflective paint. Time to get started on that roof maintenance or new roof project. If you have any questions about what paints you should use on your roof, just get in touch with the team at Rawlins Paints!

6 comments

  1. Lillian Schaeffer

    This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that reflecting roof paints can help you save energy. My roof is made of metal, and it’s a fairly dark color, so I’m sure it absorbs a lot of heat, especially during the summer. I’d like to save as much energy as possible, so I’ll definitely look into having cool roof coating applied. Thanks for the great post!

  2. I didn’t know that reflective paint was used on roofs. It looks like a great way to help cut back on energy costs. If you put this paint on a new roof how long can you expect it to last? Thanks for sharing this information!

  3. What can one do to a conservatory roof to make it cooler in summer and again warmer in winter????

  4. Thanks useful.

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