Highly reflective, or "cool" roofs, are having their day in the sun. During the warmest weather, studies have indicated they lower roof temperatures by up to 40 percent and decrease the amount of heat transferred into a buildingʼs interior. That helps reduce energy needs for cooling – up to 40 percent in some studies. Using less energy saves money and reduces the amount of pollutants released into the atmosphere.
Conklin roofing systems have been proven to be energy efficient in some very intense situations and under some very intense scrutiny. Independent studies have shown that Conklin Roofing Systems meet the very highest standards.
The ENERGY STAR® is the EPAʼs (Environmental Protection Agency) nationwide symbol for energy efficiency. Only products that have proven energy efficiency are awarded the star. Conklin Company is proud to be an ENERGY STAR Products Partner whose white roof systems meet the EPAʼs energy-efficiency guidelines. For more information visit the ENERGY STAR® website at www.energystar.gov.
When the Florida Solar Energy Center decided to conduct a demonstration of cooling savings of light colored roof surfacing, they looked for a product they believed would lower cooling costs during the hot Florida summer. The product they selected was Conklinʼs Benchmark® roof coating.
Benchmark was applied to the roofs of seven retail shops in a strip mall in Cocoa, Florida. Each shop had a conventional metal roof and a dedicated direct expansion air conditioning system. Building temperatures were measured at 15 minute intervals over two summers.
The results of the demonstration showed a 25.3 percent average reduction in summer space cooling energy in the seven shops. Individual savings ranged from 13 to 48 percent.
Shop owners reported that after Benchmark was applied, they found the interior "much cooler" when opening for business. Some even increased the temperature setting on the interior thermostat to compensate for their reduced cooling needs.
Summer isnʼt the only time when Conklin roofing systems help reduce the cost of energy. Conklin Foam Roofing Systems and Ply Roofing Systems have a layer of insulation that can help lower heating costs in the winter. When combined with one of our light colored roof coatings, they deliver year-round energy efficiency and help reduce heating and air-conditioning costs
Conklin remains the nationʼs No. 1 producer by volume of acrylic roofing. From metal roofs to flat roofs to aged, multi-layered roofs, Conklin offers a proven system for guarding your underlying investment. Contact the contractor listed below to find out how Conklinʼs systems can help you drive down energy costs.
By using Conklin ENERGY STAR labeled products on a roof, you can lower roof surface temperatures by 15 to 30 percent and decrease the amount of heat transferred into the building’s interior, thus reducing cooling costs and reducing air pollution. Since 1977 Conklin’s highly- reﬂective light colored roof systems, using 100 percent acrylic coatings technology, have been providing quality solutions to the rooﬁng market.
Bill Ressler, Owner
Kidron Electric Inc.
"We live in an area where the temperatures range from 25° below to 100° above Zero, so the roof has a lot of movement and weather related stress. This process sealed our leaks, stopped the rusting and allows our students and staff to stay dry. We didn’t know we were going to get increased energy efficiency when we started, but we are spending less to cool the building. We are going to have more of our buildings done with the MR System."
Keith McMann, School Superintendent
Conklin Company Inc.
Roofing Systems Division