Air conditioning can account for 30% of the operating costs of a business so keeping cooling costs down is just as important as swapping out your incandescent bulbs to energy-efficient LED's. The existing black modified bitumen membrane is visibly aged but in acceptable condition. Replacing the roof would mean a costly shutdown so the decision was made to install a modified bitumen roof coating system instead.
Reflective Roof Coatings Save Money
By partnering with Lexis Coatings, Cheetah Atlanta was able to save money by switching on their air-conditioning bills a few hours later every day. On a black roof, reflective roof coatings can drop roof temperatures up to 100°F. When less heat is trapped within the roof system, less heat goes inside as well.