Energy Saving Roof Coating
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A revolutionary new way to insulate, repair, maintain & preserve roof & wall systems, both exterior & interior.

  Energy Saving Roof Coating

Thermal-Ply21 Elastomeric Coating (TPEC), blended with our proprietary Micro-Cells, was designed and developed to reduce heat for industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential use. On exterior or interior surfaces, including unprimed and galvanized metal in any climate. As little as .5 to .8 mm of this Glass Sphere Thermal Barrier Liquid Applied Roof Coating, can give savings equal to 152+ millimeters of other types of insulation. Insulation values of R-20 can be realized.

Unlike some paint and roof coatings that make insulation claims based solely on reflectivity, TPEC creates a Thermal Barrier that dissipates heat away from the area where applied. These coatings, combined with the Micro-Cells, bonds to surfaces other products cannot, such as unprimed or galvanized metal, tile, asphalt, bituminous or composition roofs, and wood that is subject to swelling and shrinking.

TPEC is liquid applied, insulates itself as well as the surface it protects from weather damage, and it can last 2 to 3 times longer than conventional products. Because it is liquid applied, TPEC becomes a one piece rubber like membrane roof or wall system. The temperature insulation properties unique to this coating also makes it a noise insulator.

Every exterior roof and wall system has a common enemy, the sun, where conventional dark-colored roofs and dark colored walls tend to absorb the sun's rays and break down due to UV degradation. TPEC can actually reflect up to 90% of the sun's heat, radiation, and destructive UV rays.

This heat reduction can keep the surface temperature cooler in summer than any regular coated or covered wall or roof. The reduced UV degradation allows the surface to remain highly flexible, so it can tolerate the expansion and contraction (Thermal Shock) of the substrate without cracking. Even at surface temperatures as low as -26°C. High durability translates into less maintenance, while repairs only require acrylic caulk or a roof coating touchup. All of this amounts to years or additional life for the wall or roof.

Energy Star
TPEC is Energy Star Rated

In light of the work that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service (PBS) is involved in the sustainable design area, there is considerable discussion about the use of “low VOC” paints and roof coatings GSA and other governmental agencies use in new construction and repair/alteration processes. The technology of “low VOC” paints and coatings such as TPEC, makes their use a very viable option in pursuing environmentally preferable products and promoting a more sustainable environment.

VOC's are any organic compounds that are in a gaseous state of evaporate at typical ambient temperatures. VOC's include a variety of chemicals, such as benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and styrene. These are highly toxic and have been proven to cause both short-term and long-term health effects. These health effects include temporary shortness of breath, asthma, lung irritation and chronic diseases such a pulmonary fibrosis.

VOC's are often thought of as the sole indicator for how healthy a paint or coating is. Chemicals in paints and coatings that offgas (volatilize) are most likely to be inhaled and affect our health. VOC's adversely impact the ambient air quality. Outside, VOC's may react with other pollutants, for example; the reaction of VOC's and nitrous oxides from combustion of fossil fuels to create ground level ozone and photochemical smog. The reduction of VOC emissions can significantly lessen the impact on global warming. The use of TPEC with it's very low VOC's, 50 grams per liter, assist in the reduction of these emissions.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard limits the amount of VOC's in paints and roof coatings; it is based on the reduction of the ground-level ozone generated. The table below shows the EPA standards in comparison with the California South Coast Air Management Distr4ict's and Green Seal standards for low VOC flat and non-flat interior and exterior paints and coatings.

EPA VOC Guidelines for Paints – regulations U.S. effective 9/13/99:

Interior and Exterior: 250 g/l flat & 380 g/l non flat
California South Coast Air Mgmt Dist.: 100 g/l (yr. 2001) flat & 420 g/l non flat
Voluntary and Green Seal Standards: Interior – 50 g/l flat & 150 g/l non flat
Exterior – 100 g/l flat & 200 non-flat

According to the EPA, it is almost impossible to eliminate all VOC emissions entirely from paints and roof coatings. Listed here are the VOC range's for paints and coatings:

Zero VOC: <51 g/l
Low VOC: 51 – 250 g/l
High VOC: >250 g/l

TPEC, at 50 g/l is listed as Zero VOC with the EPA, and we are working on gaining a lower VOC level.  At 50 g/l our roof coatings are one of the very lowest in the industry and are friendly to the environment.

 Energy Saving Roof Coating