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EPDM Roof Coating vs. Replacement

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Today’s blog post provides an overview of the benefits involved with coating EPDM rubber roofs compared to roof replacement. It will be of interest to commercial property owners and facility mangers, as it covers how a white coating system can strengthen an EPDM rubber roof’s durability and longevity. The National Roofing Contractors Association reports…
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White Roofs and the Urban Heat Island Effect

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Today’s blog post takes a look at one of the biggest concerns in commercial roofing— the “urban heat island” effect. This effect refers to when a city setting is warmer than a rural location. Another topic of examination that will be covered is a solution being used for this issue— a white, reflective roof…
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White Roof Energy Savings

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Today’s blog post is of particular interest to building owners and facility managers, as it provides an overview of the energy-saving potential of white roofs. Other posts have examined the credibility of white roof coatings and if white roof coatings are more effective than white roof paint. What sort of energy savings could someone…
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White Roof Coatings Reviews

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Today, we build on prior blog post about white roof coatings and take a look at these coatings’ track record. White Roof Coatings Problems and Overview Since the concept of sustainability took off in the American construction industry in the 1970s, white roof coatings have become a more common product of choice for commercial…
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How Long Do Roof Coatings Last?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Today’s blog post covers the life expectancy of commercial roof coatings. When the first acrylic roof coating was introduced in the 1970s, the commercial roofing industry had some dramatic changes. Public interest in energy-efficient roofing began strengthening. Roof coatings brought about the launch of the cool roof system and helped paved the way for…
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Commercial Roof Coatings Opportunities

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Today, we take a look at the market opportunities for commercial roof coatings in the United States. According to the research firm BCC Research, in 2011 the North American commercial roof coatings market was valued at $750 million. BCC Research reports that it expects this market to increase by a compound annual growth rate…
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Understanding the Importance of Energy-Efficient Roofing Systems

Friday, May 9th, 2014
Today we cover the importance of energy-efficient roofing systems and the impact they are having upon total energy consumption in the United States. According to United States Department of the Interior, American energy consumption will jump up 40 percent by 2025. At present, according to the ENERGY STAR® program Americans spend approximately $40 billion…
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Commercial Roof Replacement or Roof Coating?

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Today we briefly examine a couple of common pros and cons of commercial roof replacement and roof coatings. All types of commercial roofs have their strengths and weaknesses. Commercial metal roofing is affordable, generally easy-to-install, and built to last. EPDM rubber roofs remain flexible in extreme temperatures and more resistant to thermal shock than…
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The Benefits of a Cool Roof

Friday, April 18th, 2014
Today we build on prior blog posts about energy-efficient buildings and the ENERGY STAR program and its role in qualifying cool roof systems. At present, Americans spend about $40 billion in annual building cooling costs— one-sixth of the electricity generated in the United States each year. One option that has emerged as a way…
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The Place of ENERGY STAR® in Determining Cool Roofs

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Today we build on top of our blog post about “The Benefits of Energy-Efficient Buildings”. Cost reduction is a top priority for any business owner or facility manager. With the appearance of energy-efficient building materials in the construction industry, consumer interest has increased in what energy-efficient roofing (or “cool roofs”), among other materials, can…
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