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Self Storage Is A Temperature Business

It is a tried and tested fact that cooling a roof reduces interior temperatures significantly. If you could cool your roof by 50°F your storage units would be cooler by an amount approaching AC conditions. This is the claim made by the The Polarhide Passive Self Storage Unit Cooling System.

Why is Polarhide focused on addressing the needs of Self Storage facility owners and managers?

Because Polarhide discovered a number of potentially very profitable facts about roof heat and building heat in Self Storage facilities. Refer to this customer example (true data confirmed by customer) as you read on.


Some Useful Facts

  1. 20 years ago it was determined by a scientific body (ASHRAE) that a roof is nearly half of the heat (46%) on a building. As a result of this observation cooling roofs is now a major part of facility energy management.
  2. It was discovered by general roofing experience and acknowledged by scientists that the sun’s heat causes your roof to expand and at night the roof contracts. This constant expansion and contraction of your roof (known as Thermal Shock) is what leads to 95% of all roof leaks. In other words, The leak causing mechanism in 95% of roof leaks is solar heat.
  3. . Polarhide will take 50°F off your roof surface thus blocking most of this thermal shock. Polarhide is a market leader in roof-heat resistance performance which has been proven by 3rd party tests conducted on Polarhide on behalf of the EPA’s EnergyStar program over a three year testing regimen. Polarhide was clocked at 105 SRI. Polarhide far exceeds the roof Energy Star heat blocking threshold of 78 SRI (by 27 points!).
  4. The closer the roof is to the floor the larger the impact on interior temperatures. Polarhide’s already powerful cooling ability will be greatly multiplied in a storage unit.
  5. If you have a small air volume (such as is found in a storage unit), and a hot plate heating it (like a solar heated roof), the air temperature will rise very quickly and roof heat form outside will transfer more and more heat inside throughout the day. Your unit may experience temperatures of 110°F to 250°F. This is very risky for your clients’ goods and your liability risk.
  6. The Polarhide 12 year Passive Cooling System’s impact is so powerful that if you already air condition your facility your electrical bill due to AC will likely drop between 15% and 30% . And where your building is not AC’d the reduction in interior temperatures will approach that of AC’d temperatures.

Your Roof As A Money Maker. Who Knew?

What if you could make your roof a self paying asset while solving your roof maintenance waterproofing issues? Money making results:

  1. AC electrical demand drops. AC costs drops 15% if roof around AC’s is coated
  2. Polarhide’s warranty saves you on roof maintenance.
  3. Check with your Tax adviser but if you used a coating to maintain your roof, the installation and material is considered a maintenance expense and not counted as capital expenditure and thus recoupable in the year spent and not over 20 years.
  4. Polarhide justifies a monthly lease cost increase in your units’ cost on the Polarhide units. You can now offer for lease Self Storage Standard units, Temperature Managed Units(Polarhide Installed) and Climate Controlled units.
  5. You may coat all units in which case your property improvement is chargeable at a higher per unit rate overall while the AC usage is dropping in cost. Your profits increase.
  6. In some cases you can get rebates from your city for cool coating your roof since it reduces the Heat Island Effect. You may be eligible for federal tax refund under EPAct 2005 ending Dec 31st 2013 retroactive to Jan 1 2006. We will help you with the paperwork to establish your eligibility. Benefits here vary from 7¢ to 60¢ per sq ft. The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored with the actual air temperature. To find the Heat Index temperature, look at the Heat Index chart below. The result is also known as the "felt air temperature" or "apparent temperature".

NOAA Heat index

This table is from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


IMPORTANT: Since heat index values were devised for shady, light wind conditions, exposure to full sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15°F. also, strong winds, particularly with very hot, dry air, can be extremely hazardous to workers.



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