General Electric has been committed to protecting the environment and conserving natural resources - and have reaped the financial benefits of those actions - for years. So when GE Aviation in Asheville, NC needed a new roof, it was no surprise that management looked for a way to not only repair the existing roof with a durable, long-lasting alternative, but also to find a way for the roof to make their facility more energy efficient. Lowering the utility costs of the overall building envelope was a hot button and budget was a concern.
North American Roofing found the solution in the Roof Mate fluid-applied acrylic roofing system, manufactured and distributed by United Coatings. This roof preservation system extends the life of new or old existing roof substrates and significantly reduces maintenance and energy costs due to its high reflectivity, so a coating solution fit the budget and sustainability hot buttons.
The fluid-applied Roof Mate system is sustainable, highly reflective and extended the life of the existing roof by at least 10 years. Due to its high reflectivity, there will be significant savings from reduced use of electricity to cool the building.