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Redneck Cool Seal

My roof is about 1000 sq.ft. and 13 years old.  

It was a black shingle roof and it used to get really hot in the summer.

I decided to coat it with Home Depot's Henry Elastomeric brilliant white roof coating.

I had to go over my roof 5 times.

1) Clean roof with Apple Cider Sauce.  Let the rain rinse the roof.

2) Prime with 2 coats of Henry #107 Asphalt Emulsion.  Wait 24 hours between coats.

3) 2 coats of Henry Elastomeric brilliant white roof coating.

The tools you will need are a drill with a 5 gallon mixing attachment.

Two 18 inch 3/4" nap rollers and 3 or 4 inch paint brush.

Shop towels and paint thinner.

Use one roller for tar, one for white.   Throw away after using them.

Trim around vents, etc. with brush then use your 18 roller.

At first I was dipping the roller in an 18 inch paint bucket, but I soon found this way too time consuming, and I then went to a much faster pour method.

After you mix the tar or white with your drill, simply carry it up your roof and pour it in small sections and spread it around with your 18" roller.

Much faster and less clean up than using an 18 inch bucket.

Total cost around $550.

Coating your roof with a brilliant white coating saves your roof from deteriorating, saves you money (much cheaper than buying a new roof), and it is amazing how much cooler it keeps your house (greatly reducing your power bill)

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My buddy Drew said my house now looks like a trailer with my new Redneck Cool Seal!  LOL!

-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 on Saturday 27th of June 2009 07:17:53 PM


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Looks good Mike.

Not having a problem with planes heading for the bright light are you?

You can see in the picture that the sun is reflecting real well.


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Mike, The roof looks great. Nice Job!!!
I use an ICI Paint Elastomeric on flat roofs. I use an airless sprayer for the application.



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