Up your cool factor by choosing the right roof
Imagine if the last roof you will ever need could be the one that’s currently on your home now. That may sound like an amazing dream, but it is true for about 90 percent of the homes in Hawaii. Whether you have Monier tiles, asphalt shingles, metal or almost any kind of flat roof, these can be protected with the right roof coating.
How long do they last? That will depend on the type of coating you choose as well as your roof. Some of the oldest and most respected names in the business will warrant their silicone coatings for 50 years against defects. The question about whether even a proven material like silicone will stand up to Hawaii’s tough climate for that length of time has not yet been proven, but the early results are encouraging. Silicones don’t chalk off like acrylics, nor are they harmed by constantly ponding water. At whatever point in the future they do wear out, they can simply be cleaned and re-coated with a new silicone top coat.
If you don’t want to install the coating yourself, this is still an opportunity to learn about cool roofs and to get a $500 discount off a new roof by attending the seminar.
Due to a special shipping container buyout by the Cool Roof Store, this One Day Sale features the lowest prices of the year on some of the company’s bestsellers. Some prices are too low to advertise and won’t be repeated.
At both the sale and hands-on demo, you will learn answers to these commonly asked questions:
• How can Monier tile roofs, even after 40 years, be restored to like new condition?
• What’s the one big mistake most homeowners make when they try to coat their shingle roof?
• Why do flat roofs in Hawaii fail after 10 years, and what can be done about it?
• If one wants a contractor to do the work for them, what should one look out for?
• Can your roof qualify for a 20 year labor warranty, as well as a 50 year material warranty?
• How does one reinforce the seams on a metal roof?
•If someone is going to get solar panels installed that are guaranteed for 20+ years, what do they need to do before the solar guys come?
There will be solar experts onsite at the sale to answer these and all of your questions. The Cool Roof Store will be having its sale and seminar at the company’s showroom located at 575 Cooke St. in Kakaako on May 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Can’t make it on Saturday? If you register by phone or online by Friday, May 23, the company will hold its special pricing for you until Wednesday, May 28, while supplies last. Be sure to attend the event, as there are no rain checks! Call 591-1900 or go to www.coolroofstore.net/onedaysale to register today.
Photos: Anthony Consillio