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Ultra High Reflectance Roof Coatings for Outstanding Protection

A roof is one of the most important parts of a building. It protects the structure from the elements and keeps everyone inside safe and dry. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your roof is in good condition, and that means keeping it well-coated with a quality roof coating.

There are many different roof coatings on the market today, but not all of them are created equal. Some products simply don’t offer enough protection, while others can be extremely expensive. So how do you know which roof coating is right for you?

Two Types of Ultra High-Reflectance Roof Coatings

These are the roof coatings that have some of the highest reflectivity in the market:

1. AcryShield A179

The AcryShield A179 is an acrylic finish coat designed to reduce roof degradation and extend roof lifetime, cutting life-cycle expenses dramatically. A179 is a component of the AcryShield Roof Management System, which is designed to cling to concrete and metal and improve solar reflectivity.

A179 is an excellent coating for substrates with little motion or for locations where low-temperature mobility is not needed. It may be placed at lesser film thicknesses and over a wide range of materials, such as cement, clay, cementitious substrates, tile, and pavers, because of its superior abrasion resistance.

Pros

  • Ultra high-reflectance
  • Excellent camouflage
  • Superior resistance to abrasion
  • Sustainable and long-lasting
  • Finished with a gloss
  • Proven to extend the life of your roof
  • Savings on energy are significant
  • Costs of ownership are reduced during the course of the product’s life cycle
  • Low levels of volatile organic compounds

Approved by:

  • CRRC Rated – Prod ID 0626-0015

2. AcryShield A590

AcryShield A590 is a high-reflectivity acrylic coating featuring enhanced UV protection used in AcryShield or AcryPly roofing systems. As a foundation and top coat, this coating has been engineered to attach to SPF. A590 can be utilized above a range of current aging roof types, like asphalt, BUR, EPDM, Hypalon®, metal roofs, Mod Bit, PVC, TPO, and concrete, when combined with one of our exceptional base coats.

A590’s extremely high reflectivity is designed to save air conditioning energy expenses. A590 lowers roof deterioration and extends the life of the roof, cutting the roof’s expenses greatly. AcryShield A590 meets or exceeds all ASTM D6083 standards for tensile strength, elongation, and wet adhesion.

Pros

  • Extremely high reflectance
  • Waterproofing that isn’t patched up
  • Setup that is completely adhered 
  • Sustainable and long-lasting
  • Energy efficiency in cooling
  • Proven to extend the life of your roof
  • Costs of ownership are decreased during the course of the product’s life cycle
  • Low levels of volatile organic compounds

Approved by:

  • CRRC Rated – Prod ID 0626-0006
  • California Title 24 Compliant
  • UL 790 Class A Rating
  • ICC-ES ESR-2140
  • The white version of this material complies with the Energy Star® criteria for reflectance
  • The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, a division of the American Plastics Council, has given us their seal of approval

Choosing the Right Roof Coatings

Since each kind of roof coating has its own set of advantages, deciding which one is ideal for the job can be challenging. With some basic questions, you can start narrowing down your options:

What are your objectives?

Is it your intention to prolong the life of an existing roof system, or to repair a faulty one? If the roof is in excellent condition and there are no problems, a roof coating system can be applied to help safeguard the existing roof from the impacts of the climate and UV rays. If the roofing is physically good but leaking, you may choose to do a repair to fix the leaks before installing a roof coating.

What is the building’s purpose?

It’s vital to consider what’s going on within the structure prior to deciding on a roof coating. Is there any chemical use, if it’s a production facility? Is any food processing going on within the structure? Perhaps the structure is a medical center that demands little odor and minimal downtime during the installation. 

What is the location of the facility?

Is the building in a humid environment? There are also roof coating systems that are subjected to hail on a regular basis. Producers of coatings, on the other hand, rarely extend warranty coverage for subjection to hail or other physical damages. You may choose from elastomeric roof coating, silicone coatings, acrylic coatings, and more.

Are there any aesthetic aspects to be considered?

Each structure has a distinct style that should be matched by the roof, particularly if it is apparent from the ground. Many roof coatings are white, and when adding a coating system, you have a lot of color alternatives.

Takeaway

If you believe that roofing coatings are the answer to your roof problem, Tucson Rubberized Coatings has a solution for you. From home asphalt roofs to industrial tar roofs, the right coating may extend roof life, preserve the inside of your structure, and make it appear attractive.

Our roofing contractors are ready to help you choose the right roof coating for your building. Coatings help to protect the roof from weather damage, and they also reflect heat away from the building. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about roof coatings and how they can benefit your business or home.