Synavax Crystal Roof Coating Helps Keep White Roofs Clean and Energy Efficient

Crystal clear roof coating by Synavax™, keeps white cool roofs clean and energy efficient.
Crystal roof coating helped to keep this Florida school's roof clean.
Crystal roof coating helped to keep this Florida school's roof clean.
DENVER - Aug. 25, 2016 - PRLog -- Using white colored roofs is a popular way to help reduce heat gain into a building or home in the southern climates where it stays hot most of the time. Just as wearing white or light colored clothes can help you stay cooler on a sunny day, a white roof can help keep a building cooler and lower the load on the air conditioning unit, reducing cooling costs.

Using the cool roof calculator on Oak Ridge National Laboratory's website, it shows that if you live in Miami, Florida a white "cool" roof can save you approximately 0.185 USD per square foot per year as compared to a black roof. That's roughly $647.50 per year for a 3500 S.F.home or $9,250 per year for a 50,000 S.F. office building or warehouse.

But what happens when a white roof turns grey?

When doing energy saving calculations, one of the often overlooked errors is not factoring in the loss of insulating performance when white roofs get dirty or moldy. When that happens, the "cool roof" impact is much less effective because the roof has gone from a reflective white to a dingy grey or green.

For concrete roof tiles, especially, another factor that impacts energy efficiency is moisture. When a roof is wet, it conducts more heat than when it's dry, making it less energy efficient.

That's why our Crystal clear insulating and mold resistant roof coating packs such a powerful punch and benefits all types of roofs, including white roofs. It not only has its own insulating benefit (in all seasons and climates), it also helps the roof stay clean and resists the growth of mold. Another important benefit it provides is a moisture resistant surface, so rain beads up and rolls off (taking dirt along with it) rather than soaking in.

If you count only the stay clean/maintenance benefits (not the energy saving ones), you can estimate saving approximately 25 cents per S.F. to have a roof power washed. For a 5,000 S.F. roof that is $1250 per washing, which is usually done every 1-2 years by most. Product for that same amount of roof, would be approximately $3,000, so with just incorporating maintenance savings, payback would be approximately 2.4 years, and your total maintenance savings over the 10-year warranty period would be approximately $12,500 if you previously had to clean the roof each year.

You can find out more about Crystal clear insulating and mold resistant roof coating, which can be used for any color of roof, at

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