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White metal roofing can be converted to a cool roof with a ten year warranty against leakage. For this church membership, there were two benefits:
1. Annoying leaks were resolved
2. White surface meant cool roofing surface
On hot days, most roofing systems of any color are warm or hot to the touch. Cool roofs remain tolerable enough to sit on. Common sense dictates that this reflection of the heat can only help make the interior less uncomfortable during a heat wave.
Standing seam metal roof converted to a cool roof
On this project, the crew cleaned and primed the standing seam metal panels. Once the prepping was completed, they started the fully reinforced step...the most important part of the project
Crew members coated acrylic in the work area for the stitchbond mesh to be embedded. Once the mesh was placed and smoothed appropriately, the crew brushed in another basecoat. After years of working with mesh and acrylic, this crew makes this fully reinforced step look easy; actually it is quite difficult to find workers who can handle this technique.
Details of cool roof
Base work is completed around the inside gutter and parapets on each end. This project had a good inside gutter system, so this type of cool roof work extends the life of a gutter. .
Cool roofing completed on metal standing seam panels
The top coats of white acrylic add the final 20 mils to the reinforced system of cool roofing. Around the chimney, old flashings were encapsulated to prevent leakage. Trash was removed from the site and the final coating of the white acrylic is completed.
In recent years, the manufacturers of white acrylic has adopted the motto: "whiter, brighter, longer". In the 1970s and 1980s, the early days of acrylic on roofing, the bright white finish of acrylic appeared to diminish. The acrylic formulations attracted dust particles. With the post 2000 acrylics, the whiteness is remaining longer. Those acrylics with the Energy Star rating "reflect" that improvement.
If you are seeking an experienced company to offer an estimate to preserve your existing metal roof and transform it to a cool roof, one of us would be delighted to visit your residence, discuss the alternatives available and, if requested, submit a quote for restoring your tin roofs as a cool roof. For a residential tin roofing contractor, click here for a map of our geographical work area.
Beyond information about our contracting services, this site is designed for individuals interested in cool roofs and vintage metal roofing--photos, technical tidbits and history. These web pages are prepared by the same contractor that specializes in the restoration of these metal roofs. She enjoys dabbling in website construction, therefore photos and articles are simply presented. All pictures are from Roof Menders projects, the same contractor. If you have questions, just call 610-941-1051 for a chat.