Cool Roof Coatings - Chicago Flat Roof Company

Cool Roof Coating Systems

Your roofing is the first, and primary, line of defense between your home and the weather outside. A big part of that defense is keeping the heat and ultraviolet radiation the beats down on your home during the summertime outside where it belongs. Energy Star Cool Roof Coating products reduce the amount of air conditioning needed to keep a building cool and lower overall energy bills by as much as 50%. The Department of Energy’s Cool Roof Program is aimed at reducing America’s energy usage and defines standards for a wide range of properties that a product must conform to in order to receive the Energy Star seal of approval. These standards include:

  • Solar Reflectance
  • 3-Year Aged Maintenance of:
    – Reflectivity – Amount of sun’s heat kept off a building.
    – Emissivity – Amount of sun’s heat let out of a building.

Cool Roof Coatings are usually light in color to facilitate reflecting the sun’s rays. Research and strenuous testing has shown, without fail, that lighter colored roof coatings can lower the temperature of your roofing by up to 100° Fahrenheit. The most common coatings used in tandem with sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) and other roof deck surfaces are white in color and come in the following types:

  • Acrylic
  • Silicone
  • Urethanes
  • Polyurea


Urban Heat Zones

The term urban heat zone may sound strange, but they’re real and they pack a severe punch. An urban heat zone is an area of a city where pavement and steel soak up enormous amounts of heat from the sun during the daytime and when nighttime temperatures do not get low enough to dissipate this heat, it builds and builds day after day. This buildup can create artificial heat waves in cities that cause smog, severe discomfort to residents, and increase overall energy consumption by as much as 200%. Using cool roof coatings helps to stop this cycle by reflecting heat and allowing heat trapped inside to be released through emissivity. Because of the tremendous benefit to using cool roof coatings, many states offer tax incentives to owners that take environmental standards into consideration when having roof work performed. You’ll also save money through your reduced energy bills. It’s a win-win.


Approvals & Specifications

Even for a seasoned professional, it can be nearly impossible to tell how one coating will outperform others when they’re sitting in a pail. You just don’t get a feeling for characteristics from a thick, viscous liquid. That’s where the industry’s own standards for product performance come in extremely handy. These guidelines are the measuring stick we use in the business to differentiate one liquid-applied coating from another. All we have to do as roofers, and you as an owner as well, is look over the label to locate the seal that verifies the product has met the particular guideline in question from a specific testing organization.

The most important standard for home and business owners is the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 6083. This is the standard that measures the coating’s physical characteristics and specific physical performance under a preset testing condition. The test measures viscosity, elongation, tensile strength, accelerated weathering after 1,000 hours of testing, permeation, water swelling, adhesion, tear strength, and low-temp flexibility. When you find a cool roof coating product that has stood up to this rigorous testing regimen, you’ll know you’ve found an excellent product that will do the job it’s advertised to do – guaranteed.


Call Us Today to Learn More!

Do you think you might benefit from a cool roof coating applied to your low-slope or flat roof? Are you interested in lowering your energy bills? Why wait another minute? The friendly staff at Chicago Flat Roof Company is ready and available to take your call and answer all your cool roof coating questions. Pick up the phone and call (312) 667-4440 and get started toward your cooler rooftop today.


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Why Choose Chicago Flat Roof Company?

If you’re in need of a reputable, experienced and locally-owned roofing contractor, there’s only one clear choice in Chicago and Northwest Indiana – Chicago Flat Roof Company. Our expert technicians will deliver the finest finished product without bloated costs or hidden fees. Our professional quote will be the price you pay, and our inspection process – which is free of charge – will ensure all the work needed is identified before anything is done.

Our reputation is everything to us, and we stand behind all of our work, so don’t waste time with amateurs, call us for the finest service to be found in the region. Remember, when you need roofing, you need Chicago Flat Roof Company. Call (312) 667-4440 today to get the inspection out of the way and we can get started giving you the roof you want and need. Need a few more reasons, take a look below:

  • More than 15 years of experience in Chicagoland
  • Family-Owned & Operated Local Roofing Contractor
  • Multi-Year Recipient of the Small Business Excellence Award – Roofing Contractor
  • Industry-Leading Products & Materials from the Biggest Names in Roofing.
  • Ongoing Training & Continuing Education Courses for Team
  • Fully Licensed, Bonded & Insured Throughout the State of Illinois
  • Thousands of Satisfied Chicagoland Roofing Customers
  • Much, Much More


Services from Chicago Flat Roof Company

Your property, whether it’s a home or business, stands as the single biggest investment for most people. Protecting it and using only the best service professionals and industry-leading products is integral to the long-term success of your roofing system. Our expert technicians are cross-trained in a wide range of disciplines to ensure they deliver the finest work and friendliest customer service. Each has training in the following:

Award-winning roofing services are what we’re most widely-known for, but that’s far from the only thing we do. In fact, we handle quite a range of home-based services including:


The Best Prices, Finest Service & All-Around Nice People – Call Today (312) 667-4440

Our reputation is everything to us, and we stand behind all of our work, so don’t waste time with amateurs, call us for the finest service to be found in the region. Remember, when you need roofing, you need Chicago Flat Roof Company. Call (312) 667-4440 today to get the inspection out of the way and we can get started giving you the roof you want and need.


Chicago Flat Roof Company

8745 W Higgins Rd. Chicago, IL 60631

Office: (312) 667-4440

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am -7:00 pm
24/7 Emergency Service

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Cool Roof Coatings

We have many years of experience with all types of roofing systems and carry the finest products backed by the industry’s best warranties. Our technicians are specially-trained to install and repair our entire range of products.

Roofing doesn’t have to be difficult – call Chicago Flat Roof Company. Plus, it’s 100% guaranteed.

  • Experienced Crews & Affordable Rates.
  • Licensed & Insured for Your Peace of Mind.
  • Free Inspections & Estimates for Every Project.

15+ Years of Experience

Family owned and operated for more than 15 years, Chicago Flat Roof Company has been serving the commercial, industrial, and residential roofing needs of clients all across Chicago and Northwest Indiana.  Chicago Flat Roof Company offers quality installation of single-ply roofing, TPO roofing, and EPDM roofing systems.

All it takes for the best residential roofing service in Chicago is one call to Chicago Flat Roof Company. We’re waiting to assist you.

Preferred Contractor Status

Chicago Flat Roof Company, unlike so many other local roofers, holds Preferred Contractor status with Gerard Metal Roofing. This status stands as certification that we’re completely authorized to install their products and extend their Limited Lifetime Warranty to our customers.

You get our in-house Five-Year Workmanship Warranty on top of the Limited Lifetime Warranty, so you’re protected in two ways. That’s a win-win.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Chicago Flat Roof Company provides exceptional roofing and exterior services in all of the major roofing categories and building types. We give our clients a great product, with great installation, at a fair and honest price, and we stand behind everything we do 100%.

Our commitment to the customer means offering the right choice and the best value – the first time, every time. Call Chicago Flat Roof Company today.

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