CoolSeal by GuardTop®
CoolSeal by GuardTop® is a high-performance, light grey asphalt-based sealcoat designed to achieve lower surface temperatures through its lighter color and reflectivity. CoolSeal is applied like conventional sealcoats to asphalt surfaces to protect and maintain the quality and longevity of asphalt. While most cool pavements on the market are polymer based, CoolSeal is asphalt based. The product is LEED eligible and can earn up to three LEED points. CoolSeal meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LEED requirements of 33 percent reflectivity and lasts longer than conventional sealcoats.
Conventional sealcoats and dark asphalt surfaces absorb heat and energy produced by the sun, which results in higher surface temperatures that can reach in excess of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. CoolSeal can reduce surface temperatures by 10 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit (under certain conditions) and creates safe and comfortable environments for people and animals.
CoolSeal is perfect for playgrounds, parks, parking lots, driveways, residential areas, schools, bike paths, and LEED-certified building projects. According to the EPA, reflective pavements such as CoolSeal can reduce the temperature of storm water runoff and improve water quality and local comfort, increase nighttime visibility, and reduce lighting requirements which saves energy and money(1).
1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2012. Reducing urban heat islands: Compendium of strategies. Draft. https://www.epa.gov/heat-islands/using-cool-pavements-reduce-heat-islands