Spring has sprung, and hot Kentucky and Tennessee summers will be here before you know it. There’s a surging demand for reflective roof coatings to help beat that heat, which is why now is the perfect time to start thinking about ways to simultaneously reduce your energy costs with cool roof technology.
In a previous article, we discussed how to choose between three of the best systems for your flat roofs, including rubber roof membrane coating. Also known as elastomeric coating, rubber roof membrane coating can help reduce your energy bills while also providing leak-proof durability and superior protection.
In this article, we’re going to cover the time and energy savings associated with rubber roof membrane coatings so that you’re more knowledgeable when it’s time to decide on roofing systems for your commercial building.
Rubber Roof Membrane Coatings Are the Way to Go
Is your building’s existing commercial roof made from EPDM rubber or similar materials? If you answered yes, then a membrane coating can be an ideal restoration solution. Not only do membrane coatings eliminate leakage, but they also afford you several other significant benefits, chief among them being that they significantly reduce your building’s energy costs.
Benefits of Rubber Roof Membrane Coatings for Your Commercial Building
Experienced installers like us here at Silver Creek Commercial Roofing can tell you that there are many valuable benefits of choosing a rubber roofing membrane coating for your commercial roof restoration. Let’s explore a few of them below.
Reduced Energy Bills
It’s time to reflect on your roof’s energy bills—literally. When you want to reduce your energy costs and save money, going from a traditional black roof to a reflective white membrane coating can make a tremendous difference. In the summertime, traditional black roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more. While under the same conditions, a “cool roof” using a membrane coating could stay more than 50°F cooler. The U.S. Department of Energy says this, in turn, can save energy and money by using less air conditioning.
Not only will your rubber roof reduce your energy bills, but you’ll also improve the comfortability of your non-air conditioned spaces for building occupants, e.g., garages or covered patios.
At SCC Roofing, we know and value how important your time is. Nobody wants their business to slow down or temporarily stop because of roofing work. Our membrane coating installation process moves lightning-fast. We get in, clean the roof surface, seal seams and cracks, and finish with the coating application. Then we’re out, and you’re all set! So you won’t have work crews hanging around your facility for weeks on end.
Avoid Costly Tear-Offs
If your existing EPDM or rubber roof membrane is developing leaks or showing other signs of aging, and you’re concerned about a potentially costly total tear-off and reroofing—don’t panic! Thankfully for you, we have some good news. When compared to replacing your roof entirely, membrane coatings cost substantially less, which should be a sigh of relief to budget-conscious facility owners. Now you can save money while extending the life of their roof.
Since they don’t add dead weight to the roof, rubber roof membrane coatings don’t have any detrimental effects on your building’s structure. Additionally, rubber membrane has an intrinsic “memory” that allows the material to expand when warmed by the summer sun and return to form as temperatures cool down, significantly reducing the risk of hardening or cracking.
Our membrane coating system delivers reliable adhesion, UV resistance, temperature flexibility, and crack resistance. And because Conklin backs it, you get years of guaranteed waterproof protection with an industry-leading warranty.
Contact Silver Creek Commercial Roofing Today
Silver Creek Commercial Roofing is here to save Kentucky and Tennessee business owners from the hassle of a costly commercial roof replacement project. SCC Roofing specializes in restoring aging roofing systems made from a variety of original commercial roofing materials—including polyurethane spray foam—to extend their longevity and stop leaks.
With a guaranteed process and products from Conklin Roofing Systems backed by an incredible 10-year non-prorated warranty, your old EPDM rubber or other commercial roof membranes can be brought back to life in no time.
Contact us today to schedule a FREE on-site inspection to evaluate your existing roof. We specialize in restoring aging roofing systems to extend their longevity and stop leaks. Let’s get your roofing problems resolved!