Energy Efficient Roof Coatings
Cool your roof. Lower your costs.
Cool Roof Coatings
As reported by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), black surfaces in the sun can become up to 90° F hotter than the most reflective white surfaces. Heat increases stress to the entire roofing system, shortening system life span. Hotter roofs increase internal building temperatures, require cooling systems to work harder. Trapped heat also causes a heat island effect in which surrounding temperatures in developed areas rise faster, become hotter and remain hotter even after sundown. The result is increased energy demand, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, heat related illness and more.
APOC Cool Roof Restoration Systems deliver high solar reflectivity and thermal emittance which significantly reduce roof temperatures. Lower roof temperatures have been proven to decrease internal building temperatures resulting in recurring savings from reduced air conditioning needs. As an added benefit, air conditioning equipment is less strained which can extend the life span of that equipment too. The bottom line is that APOC Cool Roof Restoration Systems can significantly increase energy efficiency, saving money along the way.
Save Money by Extending the Life of Your Roof
There are several ways that roof restoration creates both instant and long-term savings for building owners and property managers. They include savings from extending roof life, savings from tax advantages, savings from reduction in utility and energy costs, and savings on materials and disposal costs.
Dramatically Cool Roofs
Lower Heat Transfer to Building
Reduce Energy Consumption
Extend the life of your roof
Making Roofs Last Longer
According to a 1996 study by Simpson & Gumpertz, the life expectancy of most popular roof systems is between 11 and 14 years. The chart below shows various popular roofing systems and the impact of roof restoration vs. tearing off and replacing the roof.
Roof restoration can increase the service life to your roof 5-15 years longer than a tear off/roof replacement. Further, you can continue to do restorations on sound roofs to further extend the life of the roof. Roof restoration provides a sustainable, easy to maintain roofing membrane without the time, cost, disruption, or safety concerns of tearing off an existing roof and replacing it.
Did you know that roof maintenance systems are fully tax deductible as an operating expense? One of the key advantages of a restoration system over a new roof system is in how it is classified by the IRS. Restoration is classified as a maintenance, and in most cases it can be expensed in the accounting perdiod in which it is incurred. On the other hand, a new roof system is a capital asset that must be amortized over a 39 year life.
|Repair type||Initial cost||Term||Write-off|
|Tear off / replace||$100,000||39 yrs||$2,564|
Reduce Monthly Cooling Costs
Radiant heat and powerful UV rays cause thermal shock and rapid deterioration of all roofing materials at the molecular level. This constant exposure results in accelerated aging, lost flexibility, fatigue, splits and cracks and ultimately roof membrane failure. Heat build-up on a roof can also lead to increased building temperatures, building discomfort, unproductive employees and increased energy consumption and costs.
Cool roof systems drastically reduce roof temperatures, thermal shock and roof maintenance requirements. In addition, they extend roof life, improve building comfort and substantially reduce cooling costs. In fact, we refer to cool roof systems as an asset that can provide a return on your investment.
A 2016 study from Concordia University shows that any improvement to a roof that limits the summertime solar heat gain actually results in energy cost savings for the building owner, as well as a reduction in the building's overall environmental impact.
Save on Materials and Disposal Costs
Recent increases in roofing materials, insulation, labor and insurance and disposal costs have led to all-time highs in the cost of roof replacement. In contrast, roof restoration is extremely cost effective without sacrificing performance.
APOC’s unique roof restoration process can significantly extend your roof life and in many cases double or triple the remaining life of a roof membrane. This additional value provides improved life cycle costing and a sustainable roof membrane that is easy to maintain. APOC’s time-tested systems and innovative technologies have received several patents and offer proven, sustainable options for your building. Our unique systems offer material and labor warranty options backed by one of the nation’s oldest and largest roofing materials manufacturers.
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- Organizations, Legislation & Resources
- U.S. Federal Tax Savings for Cool Roofs