ATAS is redefining cool
with its cool metal roofing products and capabilities. Many options are available to create roofs for residential and commercial construction with customized cool components.
ATAS offers roofing products in aluminum, steel, zinc and copper. Metal is as natural of a material as you can get. It offers recyclability, strength, longevity, weather resistance and more. Metal also does not outgas like petroleum-based products. As these other materials age, they emit harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC's) .
Cool Pigment Paint
Cool pigment paint reflects infrared radiation, allowing the color to appear the same while keeping the material cooler. This helps in reducing the urban heat island effect, and many of our colors qualify for LEED Heat Island Credits. The KYNAR 500®
PVDF or HYLAR 5000®
PVDF finishes that are used carry a 30-year limited warranty addressing fading and chalking. ATAS coated materials are non-staining and virtually maintenance free. Any surface residue is easily removed with conventional cleaning solutions or detergents. The coatings are so cool that they meet national energy standards and guidelines. Many ATAS roofing products are ENERGY STAR®
qualified, and they comply with the stringent California Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards. LEED®
credits also can be acquired because the ATAS coatings meet the minimum required solar reflectance index value set by the U.S. Green Building Council. An added bonus is that metal roofs can contribute LEED points beyond what the coating contributes; for instance, adding points with solar systems.
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• Solar Capabilities: Standing Seam Metal Roofs
are the best selection for crystalline PVs because, unlike other materials, metal offers the longest service life. When installing a crystalline system that typically is warranted for 25 years of power generation, a building owner is going to want a roofing substrate that has a greater life expectancy than that of the solar panels. Standing-seam panels
also provide a natural platform for attaching crystalline systems without any roof penetrations.
ATAS has more than 20 roofing profiles
and over 90 colors
. Custom colors and natural finishes also are available. This expansive selection of colors combined with our vast assortment of roofing materials, such as metal shingles
, metal tiles
, curved panels
, standing seam
, batten seam
and more, makes ATAS your single source for urban, rural, historical, contemporary and modern designs.
Above Sheathing Ventilation (ASV)
This cool roof installation method creates an air space between a roofing panel and the deck. ATAS has manufactured panels that can incorporate ASV technology for many years in profiles such as Dutch Seam
and Techo Tile
. The combination of product design and installation method naturally creates an air space beneath the roofing.
Learn more about the ATAS ASV Spacer Shim
ASV also can be created in retrofits when metal roofing is installed over the previous roof system. In addition, new commercial and residential roofing projects can include ASV by specifying an appropriate air gap.
For years ATAS witnessed the benefits of ASV with its metal roofing products, but research now proves the power of Above Sheathing Ventilation. After testing, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory stated that ASV combined with a cool metal roof can reduce heat gain by up to 45 percent. ORNL showed that ASV can produce the equivalent of 0.15 solar reflectance gain, and ASV can significantly reduce roofing temperatures so attic temperatures do not exceed the peak daytime outdoor air temperature. Learn More
• Reducing peak cooling demands in the summer.
• Limiting unwanted moisture.
• Negating heating penalties associated with cool roofing in the northern climates by using the air space as extra insulation in the winter months.
Standards also back ASV. Title 24 California Building Standards Section 152 and NAHB Green Building Standard Chapter 7 state that a roof installed with an appropriate air gap is considered equivalent to the prescriptive definition of a cool roof (cool pigment on metal roof) regardless of its solar reflectance.