The Key Differences you need to know about Roof Paint and Roof Paint Colors.
White Roof Paint:
White roof paint is often mistaken for and confused with white roof coating. It is commonly mentioned as a way to reduce the global warming effect or conserve energy. The misunderstanding is that while “white roof paint” can have some initial reflective value, it does not eliminate heat nor does it have any waterproofing abilities. White roof paint does not have any real significant energy saving properties. Also the reflectivity value of all white roof paint is short lived. White roof paint is just that, paint.
White Roof Coating:
A white roof coating is an elastomeric, reflective, thermal barrier, protecting and waterproofing the surface to which it is applied. White roof coating should have a very thick consistency. When applied properly, a white roof coating should be able to expand and contract even with the most extreme thermal cycles and not crack, bubble, lift, chip or peel.
SureCoat and Sure-A-Thane: (White Roof Coating)
Not all roof coatings are created equal. A lot of roof coatings are just dressed up acrylic white roof paint with little to no lasting reflective, thermal emitting or waterproofing values. SureCoat and Sure-A-Thane are SureCoat Systems’ Super VOC compliant white roof coatings that display superb energy saving and waterproofing properties that are proven! SureCoat Systems’ white roof coating is 10.426 dry mils thick per gallon per 100 square feet (5 – 10 times thicker than roof paint and 2 – 3 times thicker than most other coatings).
It has a Solar Reflectance value of 86%, a Thermal Emittance value of 93%, and a Solar Reflective Index of 108 overall. These are outstanding ratings that last for years after application. SureCoat roof coatings also has a perfected elongation of 398%. This is high enough to expand without cracking and still low enough to contract back in the cold without losing its rubber-like elasticity.
Proven Solution for Difficult and Problem Roofs!