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Protecting you and the rest of your home from the elements is the most obvious function of any roof. However, even the best roofs tend to have a vulnerability that needs addressing: they all absorb heat in the form of UV rays. This heat can not only make things uncomfortable for you, but also contribute to your energy expenses monthly. Mid South Coatings recommends TEX-COTE® REFLECT-TEC™ as this coating is especially suited to fight the effects of UV rays.

What is REFLECT-TEC?

Even roofs of the lightest colors still have the ability to absorb UV rays whether or not you want them to. So while the choice of color and material plays a big part, it also helps to get the right kind of coating. REFLECT-TEC is a special type of exterior coating in Lafayette, Louisiana. Structurally, it is a Kynar Aquatec® flouropolymer material that is easily applied because it’s water-based. Once in place, it reflects majority of UV rays away, ensuring that they do not penetrate it and reach your roof.

How does it benefit you?

The biggest benefit of REFLECT-TEC is that it will lower the temperature of your roof and, as a consequence, your home. This will definitely make things more comfortable, especially during the hot summers. More than that, however, this lower temperature means that your air conditioner does not have to work too hard to maintain things at comfortable levels. This, in turn, ultimately saves you off your monthly energy bills. A Department of Energy study has found that lowering temperatures by 40 degrees can save you up to 21.9%.

This New Orleans home improvement contractor can apply REFLECT-TEC to any roofing material. Aesthetically, this coating comes in a wide range of colors that can complement your current roofing. It also has FADE BLOCK™ technology, which helps preserve the colors for much longer. This is an especially nice touch considering that UV rays are the main culprits in the fading of colors. If environmental consciousness is your thing, REFLECT-TEC is recognized by the Cool Roof Rating Council, a nonprofit organization that sets the standards for green programs and the energy savings they bring.

Don’t let the heat get to you. Get REFLECT-TEC applied on your roof to protect your home in many ways. Mid South Coatings has an assortment of painting and coating options for your walls and roofs. We carry TEX-COTE and a range of other products. Give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to discuss your options and their benefits.