New technologies that work to keep your roof cool

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ExteriorRoofing

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The Cool Roof movement in Hawaii has spread like a brush fire. Everywhere you look you see elegant white roofs cooling down their residents all over Honolulu — A/C bills are often reduced by 25 percent or more. 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 fit 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 Gray or Brick Red. How does NXT Cool Coat do this?

The company does this by using modern nanotechnology that the staff developed — an infrared heat shield that keeps heat from penetrating the roof. NXT Cool Coat’s 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, the company has restored more than 750,000 roofs worldwide and offer a 12-year material warranty, available in both gloss and matte finishes.

Monier tile roofs

Monier tile roofs are the most popular roofs being restored worldwide because they are so expensive to replace when their 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, metal roofs 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 a roll is applied 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 dir t 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 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 staff can help with that, too. Call 591-1900 for a free quote.

The Cool Roof Store is moving. On June 1, the new and improved Cool Roof Store will open its doors at 1363 S. Beretania St. The same phone number, reliable roofing products, courteous and knowledgeable staff will all be at the newly renovated location.

COOL ROOF STORE
contact // 591-1900
address // 575 Cooke St., Ste. G
web // coolroofstore.net