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Cool Roof Coatings

Cool Roofing and cool roof ENERGY STAR (DOE) qualified roof coating products can reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can even reduce energy bills by up to 50%. The Cool Roof Qualification Program defines certain standards for solar reflectance, 3-year aged maintenance of reflectivity, and emmisivity in roof coating systems. Reflectivity is the percentage of the sun's heat a roof keeps off a building, and emissivity is the percentage of heat a roof lets out of a building.

Lighter colored (white/beige) roof coatings reflect the suns heat and UV rays and often lower the temperature of the roof by up to 100º degrees F.

The most common cool roof coatings used over sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) and other roof deck surfaces are light/white colored. The most common types are:

During warmer summer months, temperatures can reach 75º degrees C (175 F)on a low-slope black asphalt roof, and they can drop to -30z0 degrees C (-20 F) during the winter in northern and higher elevated regions. Much of the heat generated by absorbing the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation transfers to the building interior, and can have significant adverse effects on energy consumption.

Urban Heat Zones / Islands

Installing Cool Roofs in cities can have significant positive impact on the environment as well. Urban Heat Zones are caused in part by a significant number of large dark colored roofs in urban areas that can reach extremely high temperatures. This macro heat effect from hot buildings and pavement causes smog, increased energy consumption and discomfort to building occupants . A cool roof can help save the environment and save money. Many states offer utility discounts and rebates to building owners who install cool roofs.
Approvals & Specifications

It is virtually impossible to simply look into two pails of roof coating and predict whether one product is going to perform better than another does. For this reason, specific guidelines have been established for testing and approval of liquid-applied roof coatings that provide a yardstick that can measure all products. Products that meet specific standards display that information on the label. Facility owners and managers should look for such markings when evaluating a product to meet a specific need. Some markings indicate whether a coating meets specific standards or has the approval of certifying testing organizations.

Among the important standards is American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 6083. That standard measures the coating tested against specific physical performance and physical characteristics for viscosity, elongation, tensile strength, accelerated weathering after exposure to 1,000 hours of testing, permeance, water swelling, adhesion, tear strength, and low-temperature flexibility. If met, this comprehensive set of standards should lead managers to an excellent product.

Within this Canada regional spray foam site, you will find information and specifications on spray foam insulation and spray foam roof systems contractors including closed-cell and open-cell insulation information. Alberta spray foam insulation adheres to just about everything so it can be installed over concrete, wood, steel, and most existing roof systems which saves on the expense of roof removal and landfill fees. SPF Roofing installers can spray apply a tapered roof system with the foam which eliminates the need for costly tapered insulation systems. The cants and vertical wall terminations are also spray applied making them an integral part of the roof system and minimizing additional component costs.

The city of Alberta provides spray foam insulation for use in both homes and commercial buildings. Spray Foam can be applied in Attics and Wall Insulation as the most common place in the house. We also see insulation in Canada for Basements, Roof Insulation, and Floors and Garages.

Choosing the right Canadian Spray Foam Contractor in Alberta is easy by using this website. MB insulation contractors are used to provide Energy Efficiency to your home or office. Insulation contractors Seal Air Leaks, create Air Barriers, Sound Reduction, and Building Strength. Improved Air Quality can also result from insulation improvements and weatherization assistance programs. Spray Foam provides a Vapor Barrier, seals and caulks cracks and gaps in your home or buildings structure.