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The roof on my home is about ready for a replacement, I've seen articles on something called "Kool Roof", is this something i should consider?

Kool Seal Elastomeric Roof Coatings

Ask Joe Pullaro

You get what You pay for

In a word Absolutely! Let's look at some of the advantages of Kool Seal Elastomeric Roof Coatings.

  • Heating and cooling costs the average homeowner more than $1,000 a year.
  • Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings.
Advantages of a Kool Roof System

Elastomeric Roof Coatings save energy, improve our environment and save money. Kool Roofs often eliminate the requirement to "tear-off" the existing roof, thereby reducing roofing costs and roofing
debris hauled to land fills.

Elastomeric Kool Roof coaings provide superior weather resistance, UV resistance, and resistant to
mold and mildew.

Kool Roofs are designed to reduce the cooling load on a building by reflecting the sun’s energy away
from the roof surface. This reduces the amount of solar heat gain that the building’s cooling system
must overcome, lowering energy costs and improving building comfort.

All studies confirm the ability of cool coatings to reduce roof temperatures dramatically - by 50 to 80 degrees F, saving between 20 and 70 percent of the cooling energy used in a building.

Durability and Longevity - Many Kool Roof systems are renewable. Asphalt products by themselves
undergo a degradation process which is caused by high temperature and ultraviolet degradation.

Kool Roof products tend to protect a conventional built-up roof better because they have UV
inhibitors built into their formulation. Once a Kool Roof system using a fluid-applied coating has been
in service for 10 to 15 years, it can easily be Pressure Washed for maintenance and repair.

The surface can then be recoated and typically, a new warranty is issued to the building owner, making this type of Kool Roof system both durable and affordable.

Will a rebate make you rethink your choice of materials for a new roof?

Progress Energy has a rebate of 15 cents per square foot for approved reflective roofing materials, up
to $150, but customers need to have a free home energy check ahead of time to be eligible.

The rest of this article comes from Progress Energys customer service page

Lower your air conditioning costs and qualify for an additional incentive when you install a reflective
roof product on your home. By reflecting the sun’s heat off of the roof, the product reduces the heat coming into your home – and reduces the amount of time your air conditioner runs.

Visit to learn more about energy-saving reflective roofing products and coatings

How Do I Qualify?

Complete a Home Energy Check before installation of the energy saving measure.

Roofing product must be installed in accordance with Progress Energy standards and by a contractor meeting all Progress Energy requirements.

The residence must have whole-house electric air conditioning.

The reflective material must be certified and approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) as an ENERGY STAR roofing product

* Partial installations are not eligible    * Other restrictions may apply

What Incentives Are Available?

Single-Family Home - 15¢ per square foot, up to $150 for installation of reflective roof material. Qualified roofing material ratings have an Initial Solar Reflectance greater than or equal to 0.25.

Manufactured Home - $40 for installation of reflective roof material. Qualified roofing material ratings have an Initial Solar Reflectance greater than or equal to 0.70.

GOOD LUCK! Joe Pullaro