REFLECT-TEC® Energy Savings

On a hot day, the sun can beat down on the roof of your home, and your home can absorb as much as 90% of the radiant energy (or heat)! Even white roofs can absorb significant radiation, especially if they have any dirt, mold, or mildew build-up. All that heat makes the inside of your home hot and uncomfortable. Running air conditioning to cool your home can be extremely expensive.

In fact, a central air conditioning system uses about 3500 watts, or 3.5kWh every hour. In some areas of the country, cooling even a moderate size house requires over 1500 hours of air conditioning operation per year. Now, the REFLECT-TEC® heat-reflective roof coating system can make your home more comfortable while reducing peak cooling load demands and saving energy.*

*Percentage of cooling cost, peak cooling load, and surface temperature reductions will vary based on color chosen, geographical location, climate condition, and substrate type. Percentage of peak cooling load reductions are based on models generated from the “Roof Savings Calculator” Beta Release v 0.92 Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories when compared to a non-cool roof. In some climates, there may be a heating penalty. See for more info.


  1. REFLECT-TEC® Increased Reflectivity Compared to Traditional Paint

  2. Estimated Increase in Reflectivity

  3. Estimated Peak Cooling Load Reductions (Energy Savings)

  4. Comparing Cooling Costs and Surface Temperature Reductions