Aside from acting as an additional layer of protection for a roofing system, roof coatings can help reduce a building’s environmental impact. Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc., your trusted roofing contractor, explains how in this blog post.
As the name suggests, reflective coatings reflect heat and ultraviolet rays and help lower the roof temperature. This, in turn, reduces the amount of electricity your HVAC system needs to use, and, by extension, your home’s overall carbon footprint.
By blocking UV rays that can prematurely age your roof, roof coatings extend its lifespan. A longer roof lifespan means less construction waste ends up in landfills, which is not insignificant given that roofing projects generate 40 percent of construction waste in landfills.
Here’s a tip: if you want to further minimize the construction waste from a roof replacement project, choose a recyclable roofing material, like metal roofing panels. Thanks to their reflective surface, metal roofing systems are also considered energy-efficient.
Keep in mind not all roofing coatings can provide the same level of protection, which is why you need to choose one that can meet your home’s needs.
Here’s an overview of the different types of roofing materials:
To learn more about your options, consult an experienced contractor.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc., a company with over four decades of experience, offers residential and commercial roofing services. To get a free quote, call us at (813) 657-7663 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Tampa, FL, as well as the surrounding Florida communities.