Saturday, June 30, 2012

Incorporate reflective roof coatings into your roofing business

Reflective roof coatings are the fastest-growing product segment in the fluid-applied roofing market. Cool roof coatings lower energy consumption and meet more stringent cool roof performance requirements in the building codes. They restore, protect and beautify most waterproofing systems and prolong the life of almost any low-slope or metal roof.

White coatings extend the life expectancy of many different types of commercial roofing systems simply by avoiding the high roof temperatures associated with exposure to the sun. They aren't just for warm weather climates either: the New York City Department of Buildings launched the volunteer-based NYC Cool Roofs Program in the spring of 2010.

Coatings can also waterproof and extend the lives of older roofs. Roof coatings can protect the integrity of a metal roof by reducing thermal-shock roof damage. A cool roof coating moderates the excessive thermal expansion and contraction that otherwise could lead to fastener and seal failures.

Roofing contractors considering adding roof coatings to their service offerings should know that the elastomeric coatings market accounted for $620 million in 2004 and has grown into the double digits over the last seven years. This is definitely an opportunity to increase revenues and profits as the labor, labor hours, material costs, and disposal needs are significantly less than traditional re-roofing.

Join the Conklin Roofing Systems team!

The Conklin Company provides innovative roofing systems for a wide variety of roofing applications, including metal roof renovationsingle-ply recoat, fabric reinforcedpolyurethane foam and EPDM coating systems. Conklin’s roofing systems are VOC compliant, lightweight, easy to maintain, and EPA Energy Star Rated.

Conklin is the nation’s #1 acrylic coating company by volume, offering low overhead and high profitability, 30 years of proven labor-saving applications, regional and national training programs, and low start-up costs.

Conklin Roofing Systems have been applied to over 2 billion square feet of roofing throughout the United States since 1977. We were the first manufacturer of acrylic roof coatings, which protect investments from the weather and provide energy efficiency. Our top products have met or exceeded the strictest standards for fire rating and code approvals.

For more information, please contact Randy Patton at (309) 303-3128, via email at or visit to learn more.


  1. Hey Randy, how did you get our picture to use on your site? Funny to use our jobs to promote your company.

    1. Chad, I hope you don't mind? Found it on the web, buy search for pictures! Actually the guy that wrote the blog for me did it.

  2. In Miami they do those foam and coating apps on a lot of old tar and gravel roofs on warehouses. Good money to be made but the start-up cost is pretty steep. At least $10,000 for the foam rig plus $10,000+ for a box truck. Another grand or so for a sprayer. Still way cheaper than a metal roof rig.

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