Learn how to install your own cool roof

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExteriorRoofing

For quite some time, homeowners in Hawaii have discovered that they can cool down their homes and save money by installing their own cool roofs. There is no need anymore to tear off that hot, old asphalt roof and replace it with a new one every 10 to 15 years. Simply coat it with a highly reflective roof coating — either silicone or water-based — that will waterproof your existing roof and block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays.

While this process can be as easy as rolling out the coating from the bucket, there are some helpful tips that can save you time and money. That’s why it pays to spend a few lively hours with the Cool Roof Store experts this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and to watch the company’s hands-on demo while you’re there.

Here are some of the questions that will be answered at the event:

• When should I use a silicone coating, and when should I use an acrylic coating?
• Can I paint my roof a darker color and still lower my interior temperatures?
• My Monier concrete tiles are cracked and faded. Can they be made to look new again?
• How much coating should I buy? Will I save money by putting a roof primer down first?
• I heard you’re not supposed to coat asphalt shingles. What is the secret to doing this so I don’t create leaks?”

All of these topics, and more, will be answered during Leakmaster Roofing’s hands-on demo this coming Saturday. Jim Wilkinson of Gaco Hawaii will be on hand to share some of his personal experiences in learning the secrets of a foolproof application. Bring any photos and measurements of your roof that day so you can get help prescribing the right amount of coating for your needs. The company’s GacoRoof Silicone coating has a long track record in Hawaii and comes with an amazing 50 year material warranty.

The lowest prices of the year are always at the One Day Sale and Demo. Free delivery is offered on Oahu for any order of 12 buckets or more. Also, neighbor islands will get free shipping for 36 or more buckets. Don’t want to do it yourself? No problem — attend the seminar and register for a free estimate on your roof, and receive $500 off your installation.

To find out more, call Cool Roof Store at 591-1900 or visit www.coolroofstore.net. The company showroom is located at 575-G Cooke St. in Kakaako.

LEAKMASTER ROOFING
contact // 591-1900
address // 575-G Cooke St.
web // www.CoolRoofStore.net