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Triangle Roofing Company is the best roof coating contractor in Arizona with commercial service statewide and local residential in the metro Phoenix area. Using only the best elastomeric roofing coating systems by material suppliers in Phoenix, Arizona. Coatings have recently become a hot topic. But what can these coatings really do for you? This test explains how coatings work and how they'll benefit your energy bills and maintenance budget. And some common myths and misleading claims about coatings are dispelled.

What Makes Triangle Roofing Coatings Cool?

There are two properties of Triangle roofing elastomeric coating energy savings, which keeps surfaces cool in the sun:

High reflectivity energy saving elastomeric re-coats to reflect away the sun's energy instead of absorbing it.

High emissivity to radiate away any energy they do absorb.

Store bought coatings have solar reflectivity of 60-75%, while conventional materials have reflectivity of only 5-25%. Our commercial grade elastomeric coating materials have emissivity which are a healthy 98% or higher.

Metals roofs are great are for our Triangle roofing coating system, they to get hot so our system can emit away even the modest amount of solar energy. They also reflect on foam to get you more energy savings.

The effect of these two properties on roofing surface’s temperature is striking. Conventional coatings with low reflectivity and high emissivity heats to 160-190° at midday during the summer. Coated with high reflectivity and low emissivity still warm to 150-170° with both high reflectivity and high emissivity, only reach 100-120° F in the summer sun. What Are the Benefits of our energy star coating system?

Your elastomeric roof surface temperatures mean less heat is transferred to the building below. Less heat in the building means it's cooler and more comfortable in the summer since its indoor and ceiling temperatures are lower. 

Elastomeric systems can also save cooling energy. Monitoring by an independent roofing contractor of more than 10 actual Scottsdale custom home roofs and 3 Phoenix commercial roofs with our roof coating have shown 20% to 70% reductions in cooling energy use. Cooling energy savings vary from building to building in Scottsdale to Phoenix due to differences in insulation, building configuration, cooling loads, cooling system equipment, the local climate, and other variables. But using our cool coat elastomeric on your project will always decrease your cooling needs. Our cool coat elastomeric can also help your roof last longer. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun break down many conventional roofing materials. A cool coat surface reflects the sun's ultraviolet rays and slows down a roofs aging.

Roofing materials in general also contract and expand daily as they heat up during the day and cool down at night. A cool coated roof doesn't experience such a large daily temperature fluctuations so it undergoes less thermal fatigue. Lower the roof temperatures also reduce the rate of any chemical breakdown. A roof with cool elastomeric coating installed by a licensed Arizona roofing contractor can increase a roofs life and significantly decrease roof maintenance and expenditures.

Our coatings can also reduce the amount of roofing materials produced and used by your Arizona roofing contractor and thrown away in our landfills. Half a million tons of roofing waste, currently land in Arizona landfills every year. That could be reduced by our coating system. If coatings are used to increase roof life this waste can be greatly reduced, and the energy savings and materials needed to produce new roofing can be conserved.

What elastomeric won’t do?

Elastomeric cannot in the wintertime help your heating energy savings; in fact they increase the amount of heating needed. The same properties that keep a roof cool in summer also reduce its temperature and heat transfer to the building below in winter.

Thankfully this heating penalty is smaller than the summertime cooling benefit on most Arizona roofs, days are shorter and the sun is lower is the sky during the winter months, so the amount of energy savings reflected from the roof is much smaller in winter than in summer. Buildings are usually heated using less expensive natural gas and cooled using more expensive electricity, which also minimizes the cost of the wintertime heating penalty relative to the cooling savings.

Elastomeric coatings cannot plug leaks or fix an unsound roof. This is why in every Triangle Roofing Company’s proposal we, prior to the application of the base coat, repair all splits, cracks and holes. Our elastomeric coatings can be applied over old roofing materials, but repairs must be made prior to coating.

Contact us regarding a detailed installation specification for your roof. Then save a roof by using Triangle Roofing Company’s craftsmen-orientated installers for your elastomeric coating or you may even consider having us apply our cool coating even if you have a brand new layer of conventional roofing. Re-coating a sound roof every 5 years or so helps the underlying roof coating last indefinitely at a fraction of the cost of re-layering or replacing old roofing.

Triangle roofing elastomeric coatings are also not recommended for use over existing shingles. The coating can inhibit normal shingle contraction and expansion, causing the shingles to curl up at the edges. The coatings can also block drainage channels between the shingles, potentially causing water to collect and leak into the building below. Our coatings work best over the flat roofs or "low-slope" found on most commercial buildings and custom homes.

Don't Be Confused by Advertising!

Many ads by roof coating contractors are misleading and sometimes downright incorrect claims. Here is some scientific gobbledygook to watch out for:

"This aluminum keeps your home cooler in summer, warm in winter" or "This coating reduces cooling costs by as much as 40% & heating costs up to 15%"

Aluminum coatings only keep your minimally cooler due to their low emissivity. If you're looking for significant cooling with energy, comfort and maintenance benefits, you're better off using a non-metallic coating. Plus no coating by itself can both cool a building in summer and warm it in winter. All Triangle roofing elastomeric coatings have a heating penalty during the winter, although this penalty is usually small enough to make using our coatings very cost effective.

Some ads may assume you're applying the coating inside the building on the walls and ceiling. Technically, it's not clear that this idea has merit. Increased reflectivity of your indoor surfaces may help offset some of your heating losses in the winter, but may also tend to trap heat inside your building during the summer. This is also a questionable decorating idea. The most effective coatings are a very bright white, which is too harsh for interior spaces. Elastomeric coatings are also formulated with algaecides, mil-decides and self-washing capabilities, which you don't need to pay extra for on your interior surfaces.

"Use of this coating outperforms 4 inches of foam insulation against heat gain" or "Tests prove that this coating is equal to or exceeds R-20 against heat gain"

While technically correct, comparing elastomeric coatings to insulation is confusing and potentially misleading. Elastomeric coatings and insulation may reduce a building's heat gain by the same amount during the summer, but their effects in winter are very different. Elastomeric coatings reflect away the warming rays of the sun in both summer and winter, making the building slightly colder in winter. Insulating a roof reduces the heat flow through the roof all year, keeping a building cooler in summer (by letting less heat in) and warmer in winter (by letting less heat out).

The above claims also make you wonder whether to spend your money adding insulation or adding elastomeric coating. Frankly, it's smarter to evaluate insulation and cool coatings as separate issues, not as an either/or proposition. Check the box below for some rules of thumb to help decide what your building needs.

Do You Need A “Cool Elastomeric Coating” Or Our “Phoenix Roof Coating”Program?

Adding a cool elastomeric coating is most beneficial for a building, which is in a climate with hot & sunny weather during at least part of the year;

Use’s significant cooling energy and/or has problems maintaining comfort;

Has a large roof area compared to the rest of the building's surface area;

Has a roof that tends to crack and age prematurely from sun damage.

Our elastomeric coatings most often can be added directly over any existing roof in working condition, after making certain necessary repairs. Our “Phoenix Roof Coating” program is also recommended to cool and protect brand new roofs.

Do You Need Insulation?

Adding insulation to a roof is best for a building which:

Has substantially less insulation than called for in local building codes;

Is in a climate with significant cold weather and/or heating needs;

Has a large roof area compared to the rest of the building's surface area.

Roof insulation has traditionally been added above the ceiling. However, it's often tough to do this without disrupting the building occupants. It's now often easier and less expensive to install sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) directly onto your roof. But trust only an experienced foam-roofing contractor, and check their references.

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Triangle Roofing cool roof elastomeric coatings can also reduce air pollution. Direct reductions in air pollution generated from power plants result when less energy is used to cool a building. Widespread use of cool coatings can also reduce the summertime warming trends or "heat island" effect in our Arizona cities with the high heat island; see or Cool Coat Roof program: 85003, 85004, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85009, 85012, 85013, 85014, 85015, 85016, 85017, 85018, 85019, 85020, 85021, 85022, 85023, 85024, 85025, 85026, 85027, 85028, 85029, 85031, 85032, 85033, 85034, 85035, 85037, 85039, 85040, 85041, 85042, 85043, 85044, 85045, 85048, 85050, 85051, 85053, 85054, 85055, 85065, 85073, 85083, 85085, 85086, 85087, 85331, 85377, 85250, 85251, 85253, 85254, 85255, 85256, 85257, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262, 85268, 85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, 85205, 85206, 85207, 85208, 85210, 85212, 85213, 85215, 85268, 85264, 85281, 85282, 85283, 85284, 85301, 85302, 85303, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85310 and cooler air in cities slows down the formation of smog, beyond reducing cooling energy saving needs and emission production.

The Triangle Roofing Company has been installing cool elastomeric coating to exceed the standards set by Arizona coating contractors. Our Phoenix roof coating program acts like insulation by reflecting would be heat transfer thus saving you energy.

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