As we examined in this post, the choice to coat your home rather than use traditional roofing materials can be a scary one as coatings are so new, but it is a good one because they are so effective. The three main reasons we touched on that show coatings as superior to traditional systems are reflectivity, the seamless system, and easy installation. In this post, we’ll examine the benefits of a reflective coating, and why they’re so important.
A Reflective Coating Keeps You Cool
Most roofs on homes are not very reflective, which means they absorb much of the heat put off by the sun when it’s rays hit the roof. This heat is then transferred into the home, meaning your AC unit has to work harder to keep your home cool, which means you have to pay more on your electric bill. A reflective coating, however, does not absorb UV rays, and therefore doesn’t convert them into heat in your home. Since this heat isn’t being transferred to your home, your AC unit doesn’t work as hard, and you spend less money keeping your home cool. Not only is your house, RV, or camper now cooler in the summer, but you are more comfortable.