Protective Roof Coatings

High-Technology Coatings

Acrylics, silicones and urethanes are various types of coating materials that may be applied over a new foam roof to protect the foam from the harmful effects of sunlight. These same coating materials may be applied to an existing roof to provide a watertight barrier and give the roof additional years of service.

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A coating alone, without the foam, does not provide the insulation value of a foam roof, but if no additional insulation value is required then a coating can often be applied over an existing roof for a fraction of the cost of a foam roof.

Just like with foam, if the newly coated roof is serviced and properly maintained it should provide many years of watertight integrity.

Energy Saving & Life Extending Qualities

Our High-Technology coatings product portfolio features reflective products that can help reduce cooling costs for your facility and conserve energy. These products conform to Energy Star requirements and are tested and rated by the Cool Roof Ratings Council. In addition to helping you save on your cooling bills, some utility companies offer rebates to building owners who conserve energy by using our coatings on their roofs.

Utah Cool Roof Requirements

You may also realize an accounting benefit as recoating jobs are often deductible in the first year. The benefits to you and the environment don't stop there. Most high-technology coating jobs cost a fraction of the price of a new roof installation. By extending the life of your existing roof, you'll be helping the environment by not filling up landfills with the disposal of the existing roofing materials. Huge energy-saving and life-extending qualities make it one of the most environmentally conscious roof coating products on the market.

Recognized for Great Performance

Many high-technology product solutions are Energy Star approved and rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council. high-technology coatings come with long-term systems warranties. Not only does high-technology coatings offer a great Roof Coating System at an amazing value, but it's also backed by an incredible guarantee. To further underscore high-technology coatings recognition for unsurpassed quality and service, below is a partial list of prestigious companies who have specified our high-technology Roof Coating Systems:

  • Armstrong World Industries
  • Trane Inc.
  • PLG - Plymouth Industrial Park
  • Alumax
  • Sam's Club
  • Essex Wire
  • Coca Cola
  • South Seas Plantation Resort
  • Thomasville Furniture
  • Leggett & Platt Inc.
  • Grundy County Fairgrounds
  • Georgia Pacific
  • U-Haul
  • Quaker Oats Inc.
  • Lunken Airport
  • Worthington Industries
  • USG Interiors
  • Phillip Morris
  • General Electric
  • Ashland Chemical
  • Lea Industries

Energy Star® Cool Roof Coatings

The Cool Roof Program

Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings - sixth of all electricity generated in this country.

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  • ENERGY STAR qualified roof products reflect more of the sun's rays. This can lower roof surface temperature by up to 100F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building.
  • ENERGY STAR qualified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent.
  • Although there are inherent benefits in the use of reflective roofing, before selecting a roofing product based on expected energy savings consumers should explore the expected calculated results that can be found on the Department of Energy's "Roof Savings Calculator" website at

    Please remember the Energy Savings that can be achieved with reflective roofing is highly dependent on facility design, insulation used, climatic conditions, building location, and building envelope efficiency.

Cool Roofs Explained

A high solar reflectance (albedo) is the most important characteristic of a cool roof as it helps to reflect sunlight and heat away from a building, reducing roof temperatures. A high thermal emittance also plays a role, particularly in climates that are warm and sunny. Together, these properties help roofs to absorb less heat and stay up to 50–60°F (28–33°C) cooler than conventional materials during peak summer weather.

Cool Roof Coatings

Building owners and roofing contractors have used cool roofing products for more than 20 years on commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. They may be installed on low-slope roofs (such as the flat or gently sloping roofs typically found on commercial, industrial, and office buildings) or the steep-sloped roofs used in many residences and retail buildings.

Through the ENERGY STAR program, EPA and the Department of Energy (DOE) help consumers and other purchasers identify the most energy-efficient roofing products. Roofing materials with the ENERGY STAR label have met minimum solar reflectance and reliability criteria. Based on 2006 data from more than 150 ENERGY STAR partners, shipments of cool roof products have grown to represent more than 25 percent of these manufacturers' commercial roof products and roughly 10 percent of their residential roof products.

Cool Roofs Benefits and Costs

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Cool roofs deflect some desired heat gain during the winter. In general, though, cool roofs result in net energy savings, especially in areas where electricity prices are high.

Although costs will vary greatly depending on location and local circumstances, cool roof coatings on a low-slope roof might cost $0.75–$1.50 per square foot, while single-ply cool roof membrane costs vary from $1.50–$3.00 per square foot. The cost premium for cool roofs versus conventional roofing materials ranges from zero to 5 or 10 cents per square foot for most products, or from 10–20 cents for a built-up roof with a cool coating used in place of smooth asphalt or aluminum coating.

A Utah study found that cool roofs provide an average yearly net savings of almost 50 cents per square foot. This number includes the price premium for cool roofing products and increased heating costs in the winter as well as summertime energy savings, savings from downsizing cooling equipment, and reduced labor and material costs over time due to the longer life of cool roofs compared with conventional roofs.

Federal tax credits are available for ENERGY STAR qualified metal roofs and reflective asphalt shingles that are installed on existing homes. For details, please visit ENERGY STAR's Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency page.

Types of Buildings Subject to Cool Roof Requirements

  • Group A - Assembly
    Building or structure, or portion thereof, for the gathering of 50 or more persons for purposes such as civic, scial, or religious functions, recreation, instruction, food or drink consumption, or awaiting transportation. Examples: restaurants, arenas, churches, theaters.

  • Group B - Business
    Building or structure, or portioned thereof, for office, professional or service-type transactions; includes storage of records and accounts and restaurants with occupant load less than 50. Examples: animal hospitals, kennels, automobile showrooms, banks, barber shops, outpatient clinic and medical offices, educational occupancies above the 12th grade, fire stations, florists and nurseries, testing and research labs, print shops, radio and TV stations.

  • Group E – Educational (through 12th grade)
    Building or structure, or portion thereof, for educational purposes through 12th grade for more than 12 hours per week or 4 hours in any one day. Examples: schools, nonresidential buildings used for daycare for more than six children, residential buildings used as daycare for more than 14 persons.

  • Group F – Factory (low and moderate hazard)
    Building or structure, or portion thereof, for fabricating, manufacturing, packaging, processing, etc. Examples: furniture manufacturing, bakeries, food processing plants, paper mills, printing or publishing facilities, refuse incineration, shoe factories, dry cleaning facilities.

  • Group H – Hazardous facilities
    Building or structure, or portion thereof, that involves the manufacturing, processing, generation or storage of materials that constitute a high fire, explosion, or health hazard. Examples: manufacturing plants for explosives, blasting agents, fireworks, flammable gases; storage facilities for such products.

  • Group M – Mercantile (sale of merchandise)
    Building or structure, or portion thereof, for the display and sale of merchandise. Examples: department stores, shopping centers, wholesale and retail stores, markets.

  • Group S – Storage facilities
    Building or structure, or portion thereof, for storage not classified as a hazardous occupancy. Examples: storage of beer or wine in metal, glass, or ceramic containers, of cement in bags, of foods in noncombustible containers, of gypsum board, of stoves, washers, and dryers.

  • Group U – Utility facilities
    Private garages, carports, sheds, agricultural buildings, and towers

Let us help

Schrock Roofing, Inc. would be happy to answer all your questions and provide you with a free estimate tailored for your building.   Call us at: (801) 901-3170 or use our confidential Contact Form.

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