How to keep your roof cool with new paint innovations
The Cool Roof movement in Hawaii has spread like a brush fi re in August. Everywhere you look you see elegant white roofs cooling down their residents all over Honolulu. Air conditioning bills often are reduced by 25 percent or more, and roofs that used to be torn off and replaced are now being preserved from destructive UV and infrared rays for the lifetime of the structure.
But what happens if your homeowners association won’t allow a white roof? Perhaps you have a million-dollar ocean view that is obscured by the glare from the first story roof below you, or maybe you just want to fi t into a neighborhood that has mostly dark-colored roofs. Does that mean you have to suffer through yet another hot summer?
You don’t have to. NXT Cool Coat — manufactured in Australia — has developed a tough, fade-resistant roof paint that keeps your roof cool even when using dark colors like charcoal grey or brick red. How do they do this? By using modern nanotechnology, it developed an infrared heat shield that keeps heat from penetrating the roof. Its proprietary formula keeps its paint from fading in the sun, and can make your home’s interior as much as 12 degrees cooler. As a world leader in roof paint for 42 years, it has restored over 750,000 roofs worldwide and offers a 12-year material warranty with both gloss and matte finishes.
MONIER-TILE ROOFS. These are the most popular roofs being restored worldwide because it’s so expensive to replace when its protective glaze has burnt off. With NXT Cool Coat you can choose between three different primers that can be used to seal up the weathered tile, depending on how bad the tile surface is. If it is down to bare concrete, the company recommends its Master Primer to start with and Nu Prime for tiles in good condition. Then you apply two finish coats and you’re done.
METAL ROOFS. Whether they are corrugated panels or shingles, these are perfect candidates for a renovation. All panel laps are covered with a special, butyl rubber tape to prevent leaks. Then a metal primer is sprayed or rolled-on to help stop the rust. Finally, two coats of the NXT Cool Coat are applied to create a hard, shiny, infrared heat shield that resists dirt pickup, mold and mildew. It is enhanced with surface cleaning nanotechnology for improved dirt resistance and water beading. The result is a next-generation, high-performance roof coating with superior durability that is heat-reflective, 100 percent waterproof and has a guaranteed long-lasting, beautiful appearance.
ASPHALT ROOFS. Even old asphalt shingles can be made new again with the NXT Cool Coat. No need for expensive and messy roof tear-offs, which only use up our landfills. Choose from 36 beautiful colors or Brilliant White — always a best-seller during these hot weather spells.
To see all these exciting new technologies in action come to the Cool Roof Store, in conjunction with Leakmaster Roofing, at 575 Cooke St. in Kakaako. Talk to the paint-splattered experts who help customers save money by selecting the right coating for their roofs. One size does not fi t all. If you need a licensed contractor to install it for you — with a long warranty — the company can help with that, too. Call at 591-1900 for a free quote.
contact // 591-1900
address // 575 Cooke St.
web // leakmaster.com