Installing your own cool roof can be fun and financially rewarding. Often, friends and neighbors will pitch in to help each other make the job go easier.

Some of the many benefits of fabric-reinforced cool roofs are: lower roofing and A/C costs; a cooler home; 100 percent protection from UV damage; and a permanent roofing system that never needs to be replaced. Simply put a top coat on every 10 to 15 years using only a fraction of the original material.

While coating generally is fairly simple, there are definitely “tricks of the trade” that save you time and money. Here are some of the topics that will be covered at this Saturday’s (July 30) Seminar and Sale, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m.

Tips for coating shingle roofs


The good news is that you don’t need to use reinforcing fabric and that we can tint the coating to blend in with your neighborhood. However, there are some helpful hints to ensure your project goes smoothly. Come down this Saturday to find out how.

When can I get away with just a simple reflectivity coat?

If your roof doesn’t leak or pond water, you may be a candidate for an inexpensive reflectivity coat, which will cool down your home and protect your roof against UV damage. Show LeakMasters photos of your roof so its experts can examine them.

What are options if I have heavy ponding water?

There are a few solutions depending on how much water is on your roof. This includes full fabric reinforced systems, as well as silicone-based coatings that will be on sale on at the event on Saturday.

What if I don’t want to do it myself?

No problem. Call LeakMasters today for a free estimate by a licensed contractor. Attend the company’s Sale and Seminar at 575 G Cooke St. in Kakaako July 30 from noon to 4 p.m. The roof-coating kits that will be on sale for that day only include Hawaiian Sunguard, APOC Ultra Premium, White Lava, and Tropical Silicone. This only happens a few times a year so you need to be there.

Contact: 591-1900