Improving the energy efficiency of your house helps both your budget and the environment. One of the best ways to achieve this is by having Honolulu roofing contractor Surface Shield Roofing Company apply a new coating onto the surface of your roof. A reflective coating will keep the sun and heat out of your home, reducing your air conditioner use. There is a range of high-performance roofing materials and coatings to choose from, depending on your style, needs, and budget. Since there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for improving the efficiency of your roof, there are a few factors to consider.
Understand The Current Condition & Needs Of Your Roof
How old is your roof? Does it have leaks or water damage? Is it made out of shingles, metal, clay, or asphalt? Does it have areas that collect water or debris? Having your roof inspected by an experienced roofing contractor can help better assess your needs and provide a cost-effective solution that may provide a return on your energy bill.
Choose A Waterproof Coating
Hawaii is one of the wettest climates in the United States. Luckily, there are several ways to waterproof your roof. Slanted roofs that face wet and humid climates should be coated with a silicone-based product that keeps moisture out. Your contractor might recommend GacoFlex SF2000, or its commercial version, GacoSil S20. These coatings are reflective, petroleum-free, dirt-resistant, and long-lasting. They can be applied over metal, concrete, and other common roofing materials. Another option for Hawaii’s humid character is Tropical Silicon. This product is heat reflective and mold-resistant, providing a great option for roofs that face pooling water.
If you want more information on how to renovate your roof to improve its energy efficiency, call Surface Shield Roofing Company at (808) 739-9599 to speak to a member of their team. You can also take a look at their portfolio online.