Uniflex Elastomeric coatings turning roofs and walls into efficient, protective planet-friendly machines for change.
Right now, the roof of the building you’re in is probably a very dark color, if not altogether black. Changing that color to white could radically improve operating costs, reduce utility bills, benefit the surrounding environment, and help everyone in the immediate neighborhood feel a little cooler during warm-weather months. Properly installed coatings of an environmentally advanced white elastomeric will enable the roof to last far longer, too.
The benefits of elastomeric coatings are not limited to roofs. Cementitious wall coatings formulated with this tough 100 percent acrylic elastomeric technology remain flexible but retain their tensile strength to protect over a wide range of temperatures. Their flexibility and softness also provide excellent resistance to dirt pickup and prevent wind-driven rain and moisture from seeping into cracks and causing structural damage, even in humid, hurricane-prone regions. Elastomeric wall coatings keep homes in one piece – safe and dry.
“Uniflex” to the Rescue
Reducing heat build-up on commercial and residential roofing can dramatically affect building operating costs. Findings reported by the Roofing Manufacturers Association conclude that heat build-up can shorten the useful life of rubber, synthetic polymer, and especially asphalt roofing systems. Cool roof technology utilizing specialized white coatings that reflect the sun’s light before it can be turned into heat significantly reduce temperature. For example, a 95° F day raises black roof top temperature to 170° F, while a white roof would not exceed 120° F — a temperature drop of almost 30%.
Contact us for a quote on commercial flat roof coating. It is more economical to recoat the roof with elastomeric coating than to completely replace it.
There is a tax write off for property owners for preventative maintenance.
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This can be done in many ways but the most cost effective and usually the most beneficial method for most commercial flat roofing conditions is to have a white reflective coating installed that reflects the majority of the sun’s heat and prolongs the life of the roofing System by many years. Elastomeric Reflective Coating will reflect over 70% of the sun’s heat energy, thus keeping the exterior and interior of a building cooler.
It depends on what is being done, because an elastomeric roof can be incorporated as part of a reroof, although it is much more typical that it is an application over the existing roof system. At Color Box Painting we specialize in restoring an existing roof of almost any condition and transforming it into an elastomeric roof, thus avoiding the tremendous costs associated with traditional tear-off and replacement.
Virtually all types of commercial buildings can benefit from an Elastomeric Roof.
It is possible, although these programs are ever-changing. You will need to consult with your tax advisor as to your particular circumstance to determine if you qualify for any tax relief either state-wide or federally.
You should also contact your local energy provider. There have been different programs from time to time for which you might qualify that could save a significant amount of money.
With Elastomeric Roof materials, used in combination with other products and innovations available to us, we can help you solve a multitude of problems that go along with having a flat roof.
Problems such as cracks, leaking and ponding water can all be resolved with our Elastomeric Roofing materials.
Reduce electrical power demand by as much as 10% in hot sunny weather, thus reducing energy bills.
Increase the life expectancy of the roof.
Extend the useful life of the building’s cooling equipment.
Improve thermal efficiency of the roof insulation; this is because as the temperature increases the thermal conductivity of the roof insulation also increases.
Increase occupant comfort by keeping out unwanted heat.
Reduce the resulting air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation.
Elastomeric Roofs are Green Roofs.
According to EnergyStar.gov the surface temperature of your roof may be lowered as much as 100 degrees.
You can imagine how this translates in the lowering of the internal temperature of that building.
No, an Elastomeric Roof can cost less than 1/3 that of a conventional roof.
Add to this the energy cost reductions and you can see how much of a savings an Elastomeric Roof can be.
By a reduction of air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and lower demand on an overloaded power grid due to lowered energy usage.
Also, by reducing the impact on our landfills, because tear-off of the existing roof is not required as it is in conventional re-roofing.
A conventional roof of any age, be it new or old, can benefit from the application of an Elastomeric Roof product.
Yes, although it requires special preparation.
This depends on several variables. We would be happy to inspect your building and provide a free estimate. Call us at (503) 989-7413
This can only be determined by looking at your site.
A job can take anywhere from several days to weeks depending on the site and its requirements.
However, it can typically be done in less time than that of a conventional tear-off and re-roof.
No. Our work is done in a way that will not interrupt your business.
Yes. All roofing requires some maintenance. We recommend yearly basic maintenance.
This usually involves a quick cleaning and any minor maintenance needed and taken care of by our qualified professionals.
The cost of this is usually just a few hundred dollars.
Cheap insurance for your roof.
It will depend on the size of your roof and each will need to be monitored on its own basis. However, very simply, it costs far less to cool a space which is not as hot. This is just one of the benefits and goals of elastomeric roofing.
Per Wikipedia a test of elastomeric roofing was done on a commercial roof in Texas. The cool roof delivered an 11% decrease in aggregate air conditioning consumption for a savings of approximately $.07 per sq. ft. per year.
Even though we are not in Texas, you can see how efficient this reflective coating is.