Replacing a roof can be one of the biggest maintenance expenses you'll face as a building owner. If you're like most people you will want to maximize the lifespan of your roof by having a good inspection and maintenance schedule in place. Fixing leaks quickly and properly can save you thousands in replacement costs over time.
At Hertzler Commercial Roofing our goal is to educate and inform so that you are equipped to make the best decisions for your roof
One of the most exciting innovations in commercial roofing to day is the advance of roof coatings as a lower cost alternative to traditional replacements.
A white acrylic coating is a great way to protect your rubber roof from leaks, extend it's lifespan by a decade or longer, plus create a cooler, more energy efficient building.
Rubber membrane is thoroughly cleaned, pressure washed and coated with a specially formulated epdm primer.
All seams are reinforced with acrylic base coat with fabric embedded.
Entire roof is coated with a durable, energy-efficient white elastomeric coating.
In addition to the leak protection it provides, a white roof coating will keep your roof much cooler. According to data from the US Department of Energy, a white roof results in significantly reduces energy costs in summer, but slightly higher costs in winter.
Exact savings will vary, of course, based on individual building conditions and location, but their data suggests simply changing the color of the roof to white results in an average annual savings of $0.10 - $0.15 per square foot!