If your deck is also acting as a roof over living space, CoolStep can assist in reducing the interior temperature in the area located beneath it, thus lowering the energy consumption, and resulting cost, for air conditioning. This type of application is known as Cool Roofing.
Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) June 3, 2010
Skyline Building Systems Inc., a manufacturer of walkable roofing and outdoor waterproof flooring, is proud to announce the arrival of its newest member, CoolStep, to the DecTec family of brands. According to Grant Lawton, Business Development Manager for DecTec Products, “CoolStep, which has been in development for the past three years, is a natural evolution of our exterior waterproof flooring and walkable roofing products. Given the recent trends in energy awareness and sustainability,” Lawton continues, “Consumers are demanding more and more from the products they incorporate into their homes, and that demand must be met by both Design Professionals and Manufacturers.”
“The primary benefit of CoolStep, is just as the name implies, it stays cool to walk on in bare feet, even under extreme, full exposure sun” says Lawton. “We have all stepped out onto a balcony or deck that has been in hot, direct sun, no matter whether it was a painted on product, paver blocks or a composite wood, only to perform the hot foot shuffle back to safety.”
Unlike typical deck products, the color and composition properties of CoolStep actually reduce the surface temperature which is achieved by the product reflecting the sun’s rays and emitting the heat back into the sky instead of absorbing it and ultimately transferring it down to the building below.
The secondary feature of CoolStep’s reflective properties is a substantial one.
Lawton explains, “If your deck is also acting as a roof over living space, CoolStep can assist in reducing the interior temperature in the area located beneath it, thus lowering the energy consumption, and resulting cost, for air conditioning. This type of application is known as Cool Roofing.”
“Building Codes now incorporate many environmental standards and Cool Roofing is a prime example,” he adds, “The Standard is based on stringent criteria established by the Cool Roof Rating Council, (http://www.coolroofs.org), an independent, credible Organization which has become an essential resource for both the public, Building Product Manufacturers, and the Design and Construction Industries. We are very proud to be the first in our category to meet the criteria and have CoolStep listed as a product conforming to the requirements of the CRRC.”
Skyline has consistently been the industry innovator with their DecTec line of waterproof flooring and walkable roofing products. CoolStep, the only waterproof balcony membrane on the market with not only a Cool Roof Rating but a one-of-kind 20 Year Warranty ensures that the tradition of leading the industry continues.
Through our DecTec Brand of membranes, Skyline provides proven waterproofing and roofing solutions for balcony and roof-deck applications. As North America’s leading innovator in pedestrian traffic bearing membranes, our products provide a proven, low maintenance and low life-cycle cost solution with over 40 years of real-life roofing manufacturing behind each and every one of them. DecTec commercial-grade membranes, coupled with industry leading system accessories and components make water intrusion problems on deck areas a thing of the past.
For more information about waterproof flooring, walkable roofing, and how CoolStep can be used, visit the DecTec Web site at http://www.dec-tec.com.