Cool Roofs

“Cool Roofs”

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Cool Roofs are designed to reflect sunlight and significantly reduce a building’s energy costs. As pioneer in Cool Roofing applications Bay Quality Roofing uses Carlisle Single-Ply Thermoplastic Membranes and the best Fluid Applied products such as CeramaFlex® to provide the most cost-efficient, energy conservative Cool Roofs. Our extended warranties are designed to protect your long-term investment and our maintenance programs ensure that your building is always protected and efficient.

It can be installed over existing roofs, thereby eliminating excess roofing materials from being deposited in a landfill. It is also very durable. The waterproof elastic membranes are highly resistant to wear and decay. The durability of this roofing material increases the life of the roof, while saving money and resources. It is safe and non-toxic. Because of it is highly reflective, it bounces off UV rays which can provide owners a huge amount of energy savings.

  • Highly Reflective: UV rays bounce-off reducing heat build-up.
  • Energy Efficient: They reduce energy costs by as much as 40%.
  • Versatile: “Cool Roofs” are usually installed over existing roofs eliminating costly tear-offs and potentially hazardous materials ending up in landfills.
  • Durable: “Cool Roofs” are waterproof elastic membranes, highly resistant to wear and decay, increasing the life of your roof while saving money and resources.
  • Non-Toxic: No harmful fumes, or poisons to endanger workers or the environment.
  • Safe: No special handling or costly disposal required. Made of 30% recycled materials.
  • Non-Flammable: Class “A” fire rated, reducing insurance costs and potentially hazardous fires.
  • Proven: 10, 15 and 20-year warranties.
  • Accepted: Title 24 compliant, LEED rated, ENERGY STAR®

Carlisle Single-Ply

Carlisle Single Ply

Thermoplastic polyolefin, or TPO, is one of the fastest-growing options available in the roofing industry. Carlisle is the leading supplier of this specific type of roofing material and we remain committed to providing our clients the best. Carlisle’s Sure-Weld® TPO membranes are ENERGY STAR® rated and Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) – certified. The TPO membranes that Carlisle produces have been directly attributed to a noticeable reductions in the amount of energy used by buildings, and in costs associated with cooling a building.

Sure-Weld® membranes are available in sizes up to 12-feet wide and 100-feet long which makes it an ideal roofing solution for any building. These larger sizes allow the installation of a Sure-Weld® roofing system to be performed quickly and efficiently. An additional benefit associated with a Sure-Weld® installation is the availability of a wide selection of prefabricated accessories manufactured by Carlisle. These accessories are designed to drastically cut the amount of time required to flash rooftop penetrations.

To find out more about how TPO roofing can benefit your business, contact us today! We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the material and the installation process.

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Major Drop in Energy Demand and Heat Island Effect

Bay Quality’s team conducted an investigation on the energy saving qualities of a Carlisle “Cool Roof” system. We chose a Carpeteria Store in Sacramento, California for our case study. Davis Energy Group was hired to conduct the investigation over a four-week period in August and September. Sensors recorded interior and roof surface temperatures for two weeks prior to the installation of the “Cool Roof” and two weeks following the installation.

The results showed more than a 60 degree reduction in the temperature of the roof surface and almost a 50% drop in peak energy demand following the installation of its “Cool Roof.” Assuming 130 days of cooling per year this represented a total saving of $1,950 per year for a 14,500 sq. ft. showroom.

If you’d like to find out more about how a “Cool Roof” can benefit your building, contact us today! We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Tan TPO Roof top view

CeramaFlex® is a highly flexible, single component, high build water based material excellent for waterproofing a variety of surfaces. Creating a monolithic membrane, CeramaFlex® will bridge existing cracks and irregularities in a roofing surface. This energy efficient roof coating meets and exceeds all national “cool roof” standards and specifications.

CeramaFlex® is a fluid applied elastomeric roofing material that is ideal for use on flat or low pitch roofs; including BUR, concrete, EPDM, PVC, TPO, cap sheet, modified bitumen, polyurethane foam, metal, and SPF. CeramaFlex® is a cool roof coating system that is designed to reflect the sun’s heat away from the surface of the roof. This helps to reduce temperatures by 50 – 100 degrees. Installing CeramaFlex® helps to reduce the heat transfer that occurs in the building, thereby, lowering energy costs. This is accomplished by lowering the temperature in attics and ducts located throughout the building, which results in a more comfortable interior temperature.

CeramaFlex® is durable proving excellent in resistance to the elements and UV degradation. Its fabric reinforced seams and penetrations extend the life of the roof and has superior mold and mildew resistance. CeramaFlex® is environmentally friendly as it is water based with low VOC. It is lead, asbestos and mercury free. Its elongation and tensile strength eclipse traditional water based systems.

Infrared Case Study – CeramaFlex®

Monterey Gourmet Foods of Salinas, California is responsible for producing more than 120 different types of gourmet food products for nationwide and international distribution. Their Salinas production facility presented numerous roofing challenges: A metal roof, Skylights, Exhaust fans, and HVAC equipment. During the winter, leaks were a major problem, and in the summer, the excessive heat gain posed another problem.

After Bay Quality Roofing installed a CeramaFlex® system, Monterey Gourmet Foods enjoys a leak-free roof for the first-time since they began operations. They are not only saving a great deal on energy costs, they also received a 10-year warranty for their new roof.

Monterey Pasta building after roofing

BEFORE: Leaky, poorly insulated, failing roof of Monterey Gourmet Foods in Salinas, CA

Aerial Thermographic photography shows a substantial decrease in temperature on the fluid applied treated area in blue.

Monterey Pasta Infrared imagery

AFTER: Fluid applied roofing membrane was applied to the roof area on the left

We are proud to be the only roofing company in California to offer CeramaFlex®.

To find out more about how CeramaFlex® can benefit your business, contact us today! We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the material and the installation process.