See what’s new, exciting in roof technology
Now you can restore your existing roof with beautiful dark colors — and still stay cool.
The Cool Roof movement has spread at lightning speed in Hawaii. 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 grey or brick red. How did the manufacturer do this? By using modern nanotechnology, an infrared heat shield was developed that keeps heat from penetrating the roof. It’s proprietary formula keeps the 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, they have restored more than 750,000 roofs worldwide and offer a 12-year material warranty.
Monier tile roofs
These 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 surface is. If it is down to bare concrete they recommend their Nuprime for roofs that are chalking and GP primer for roofs that are pitted to start with. Then you apply two finish coats and you’re done.
Whether they are corrugated panels or shingles these are perfect candidates for a renovation. All panels laps are covered with a special butyl rubber tape to prevent leaks. The rust is treated first then the metal primer applied. 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 nano technology 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.
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 go to the Cool Roof Store at 1363 S. Beretania St. The sale this month is buy a primer and topcoat together and get $20 off, which expires Aug. 31. If you need a licensed contractor to install it for you — with a long warranty — they can help with that too. Call the store at 591-1905 for a free quote.
COOL ROOF STORE
ADDRESS 1363 S. Beretania St. (corner of Keeaumoku)