This Saturday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Cool Roof Store’s One Day Sale and demonstration, the public will have a chance to learn about two of the biggest revolutions in home improvement today: siliconeand ceramic-based roof coatings, as well as solar panels that will dramatically reduce your electric bill with little or no money down.

First, Jim Wilkinson of GacoRoof will lead a hands-on demonstration of the secrets on how to best roll out your silicone roof.


Undeniably, the biggest trend in roofing today is to save money by not replacing your old roof, but simply preserving it with a thick waterproof coating. This is very cost-effective. Until recently, most of these coatings were water-based acrylic coatings that have performed very well in Hawaii’s climate, but not perfectly. On flat roofs with heavy ponding water, there are cases when the coating will eventually wrinkle up in those areas. Silicones have proven themselves in even the heaviest ponding water conditions — even on roofs that never dry at all. Silicone does not absorb moisture because it isn’t water-based.

Hawaiian SunGuard and APOC Ceramic coatings will also be demonstrated — and on sale — that day only.

Next, Guy Tanioka of OneRoof Energy will demonstrate how solar panels work and how much they can reduce your electric bill. Hawaii residents pay two to three times more for their electricity than people in any other state. Many folks in Hawaii have resisted going solar because the panels are so expensive.


Guy will introduce a new financing program, however, that will allow residents to go solar with little or zero down. This new lease program has been extremely popular nationwide. In fact, 70 percent of all solar installations in California this year will be the result of a solar lease program. There has never been a more affordable time to consider going solar.

Whether you want to do it yourself or have a roofer do it, you will want to attend the One Day Sale and seminar. The biggest discounts of the year are always at the One Day Sale for attendees only — for both product sales and professional installation.

Visit The Cool Roof Store at 575 Cooke St. in Kakaako. There, you can compare all the major roof-coating brands: GacoRoof, Tropical Silicone, Hawaiian SunGuard, Apoc Sta-Kool, Cool Zone NXT and others. Visit for some web-only specials or call 591-1900.

Don’t miss the Cool Roof Store’s Big One Day Sale and demo this Saturday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m.


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