white roof coating over black rubber

Imhappy&Iknowit IOWA zone 6bJune 13, 2014

What could I use? My kitchen has a flat roof with black rubber on it. I think if I can put a white coating on it, it will surely make it cooler. At least not so hot?

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bus_driver

Be sure that any coating applied to "black rubber" roofing does not contain any petroleum-derived substances. The black is typically EPDM which is damaged by petroleum products.
I have no idea how well coatings will, or will not, bond to EPDM.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 6:37AM
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Trebruchet

lov_mkitchen:

I am curious as to why you care about the temperature of your roof.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 9:48AM
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Imhappy&Iknowit IOWA zone 6b

I am concerned about the temperature of my kitchen, directly under the roof.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 11:08AM
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Trebruchet

lov_mkitchen:

I'd suggest checking to see if your existing roof could be ballasted:

Here is a link that might be useful: Ballast

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:59PM
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Imhappy&Iknowit IOWA zone 6b

Trebruchet, do they install or only sell? There are two companies listed in Iowa who have the material. I will email both of them. Can you make a guess as to cost for a roughly 12x24 roof? I recently got sticker shock for spray foaming my well pit, 3 walls 4x4x5 tall! Apparently, getting here was most of the cost. Most of the time living in the wilderness is fine until I need something I can't buy at Menard's and haul in my Ranger.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 2:00PM
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Trebruchet

lov_mkitchen:

I have no idea if they install or sell. I wouldn't ballast a roof for less than a couple thousand dollars, I'd guess.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 3:43PM
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Imhappy&Iknowit IOWA zone 6b

Ouch! Well, it was a great idea, anyway.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 5:04PM
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