Building Management Hawaii August/September2013 - (Page 14)

Roofing White Out! The boom in solar puts fluid roofing on top. By David Leong W ithin the past few years, the Hawaii roofing market has seen tremendous growth in sustainable roofing systems. This growth is partially due to the allowances of federal and state tax credits, helping the solar industry double in size every year since 2007. The sheer magnitude of the number of new solar installations has been providing opportunities for roofers statewide. For warranty purposes, most solar installations call for a new roof. This requirement has many commercial and residential properties investing in reflective roof systems. In particular, fluid applied reflective roofing has dominated the rehabilitation market. This is evident in the sheer number of “white roofs” you see in every neighborhood. The boom in solar has brought much more awareness to fluid applied roofing products and their benefits. One of the key advantages is its reflective quality. It keeps buildings cool and energy efficient. Whether a building chooses traditional white or other light colored coatings (tans, greys, greens, etc.), the coatings are highly heat reflective—up to 85 percent. When buildings pair fluid reflective roofing with solar panels, Once a Customer, Always a Friend! NEW ROOF - REROOF - REPAIR Residential - Commercial - Industrial PHOTOVOLTAIC • FREE Estimates! No Job is Too Big or Too Small 808-833-1633 96-1217 Waihona St. 2nd Floor • Pearl City Industrial Park Fully Insured and Bonded • In Business Since 1980 Lic # BC-19703 14 August - September 2013 BMH

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii August/September2013

ROOFING Top 3 Roof Savers
Mix It Up: cool roofing, wood shake and solar reflective shingles
Townhomes Cool Off From The Top Down
What’s Trending & Why? Smart and sunny solutions
White Out!
A Good Match: New roof gives local shopping center a fresh look.
Stone Meets Metal For Lasting Roofs
Project Complete: When a project goes right, everyone is happy.
PLUMBING Safe & Simple Drains
Project Repipe
Saved From Spots: Small Things can make a big difference
Repiping With PEX
LANDSCAPING Emerging Trends
Irrigation: Too Much of a Good Thing
On Site: An Exercise of Tolerance

Building Management Hawaii August/September2013