Energy Efficient White Roof Coatings
Often, building managers and roofing contractors decide to turn to roof coatings in order to repair or prevent a problem. However, coating your roof doesn’t only prolong its life. It actually makes your roof a better, more energy-efficient part of your building. White roof coatings can have a substantial impact on the temperature of your building, resulting in significant energy cost savings.
The use of time-tested and climate-proven products like our Topps Seal® white roofing coating, an ENERGY STAR® certified product, dramatically drops the heat island effect of your roof and can result in significant energy savings on cooling bills long into the future. On hot, sunny summer days, the sun can heat up dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50–90°F (27–50°C) hotter than the air. To combat this effect, a white roofing coating:
- Helps the environment: reduces heat island effect, greenhouse emissions, and unnecessary additions to the landfill.
- Can cut peak cooling demand by up to 15%, significantly improving energy savings.
- Is ENERGY STAR® qualified with independent testing
- Protects the roof from UV and weather damage.
Topps Seal® white roofing is proven to reduce rooftop temperatures by as much as 50°F (10°C) or more. Less heat on top means less heat to radiate inside your building, thus resulting in more energy savings. Elimination of solar radiation also protects your roof from thermal movement, which is the most common cause of roof failure and premature breakdown.
Energy Savings Roofing - White Roofing Case Studies
Actual energy usage reduction after Topps Seal application
Size: 16,000ft2 (1487m2)
Peak Utility Savings: 24.5%
Size: 27,000 ft2 (2508m2)
Peak Utility Savings: 14.4%
Size: 28,000 ft2 (2601m2)
Peak Utility Savings: 7.0%