Cool Roofs 2017-05-06T13:27:55+00:00


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Cool Roof coatings have steadily become a more popular form of protection against the elements over the last few years, mainly because Cool Roofs can deliver high solar reflectance and high thermal emittance (the ability to radiate absorbed or non-reflected solar energy). These systems can be sprayed on or rolled on to your roof like most paint. These acrylic elastomeric or silicone based coating can be much ticker and full bodied than your normal paint and deliver performance that will definitely outperform your everyday standard paint products. These systems can be used in conjunction with cold applied liquid emulsion and fiberglass matting to provide a complete roofing system without the need for old roof removal.

Spray Coating Process

Spray Coating Completed

Spray Coating Pros:
Less than half the price of a complete new BUR roof, provides you with a warranty close to that of most basic built up roof systems, extend the roof service life and achieve cooling energy savings in hot summers. No roof removal required, less debris, no smell of tar, no direct flames on the roof. Easy and fast application.

Spray Coating Cons:
Without a proper maintenance program to keep the material clean, the energy savings of cool roofs can diminish over time. They are thin and do not as long lasting as a BUR (built up roofing system). In open beam homes or structures with no attic space or insulation, they can make for a colder winter. They have to be re-coated every 8-12 years.


LOW-E Reflective Insulation
Products are manufactured by using both post-consumer and new materials, and can be incorporated throughout all facets of the building industry. The insulation can be used as a “stand alone” product, or in conjunction with mass insulation’s to create greater R-Values.

Manufactured from non-porous material composed of air trapped in tiny closed cells, providing for an excellent thermal break and vapor barrier – in one single insulation.

Increase R-Values/U-Values
When used with a mass insulation system, the addition of LOW-E Reflective Insulation will increase insulation system performance, by helping to achieve ASHREA 90.1 and LEED building envelope requirements.

Green Building Advantages
LOW-E meets “Green Building” standards by increasing the thermal efficiency of the building envelope. Refer to the LEED rating system for individual products and applications.

Thermal Performance of a Hybrid Metal Building Insulation Assembly
A metal building insulation assembly produced by Environmentally Safe Products was tested in accordance with ASTM C 1363 in the Large Scale Climate Simulator at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This hybrid system consisted of conventional fiberglass blanket insulation with ESP reflective insulation installed above the blanket insulation to form two reflective air spaces between the blanket insulation and the panels of a standing seam roof.


Low-E can be used in all facets of the building industry where conventional insulation’s are used. It can be used alone or in conjunction with mass insulation’s for high r-systems. From large commercial buildings, light gauge steel to post frame structures. Low-E can be used to save money on heating and cooling costs. ESP LOW-E® Insulation is easy to handle and will not tear or puncture easily. It is flexible and seals tight around fasteners. With our Foil, White Foil or Black Foil facings and our EZ Seal Tab, Staple Flange or Trimmed edges to go with them, we have the products to make your building as energy efficient as possible while promoting a healthier indoor environment.


Polyisocyanurate foam board roof insulation is a rigid insulation material manufactured from closed cell, polyisocyanurate rigid foam sandwiched between two facers. Commonly used facers include aluminum foils; glass-fiber reinforced cellulosic mats; coated or uncoated polymer-bonded glass-fiber mats or other rigid board materials including perlite board insulation, wood fiberboard insulation and oriented strand board (OSB). Where rigid board materials are used as a facer, NRCA considers these products to be composite board insulation; see Section 2.8–Composite Board Roof Insulation for information about these products.