Excellence for Every Project

Opting for CoolSeal ensures that you're not just building with quality in mind, but you're also prioritizing the utmost satisfaction and benefits for your clients. CoolSeal's advanced reflective technology significantly reduces urban heat, creating more comfortable and livable environments that are immediately noticeable to residents and businesses alike. This commitment to constructing excellence extends beyond the immediate aesthetic appeal, offering long-term energy savings, reduced air conditioning costs, and a marked contribution to fighting urban warming.

Functional and Forward-thinking

The Leading Cool Pavement Solution

CoolSeal stands as the leading pavement cooling solution, uniquely designed to address the escalating challenges of urban heat islands. With CoolSeal, cities and communities are not just investing in a product; they're embracing a sustainable future with enhanced environmental benefits, showcasing a commitment to innovation and the well-being of their residents.

Temperature Reduction

CoolSeal’s advanced formula reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat than traditional materials, significantly lowering surface temperatures and creating a more comfortable outdoor environment, reducing reliance on air conditioning.

Energy Savings

By reducing the heat absorbed and re-radiated by pavement, cool pavements can decrease the ambient temperature around buildings. This can lead to lower energy costs due to reduced demand for air conditioning, especially during peak summer months.

Environmentally Friendly

CoolSeal proudly contributes to sustainability goals by mitigating heat island effects, improving air quality, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. CoolSeal products meet LEED and EPA requirements of 33% reflectivity and are eligible for up to three LEED points.

Put to the Test

Proven to Outperform

Among many other city initiatives currently in progress, CoolSeal has most notably been put to the test by the City of Phoenix, Arizona, as part of their Cool Pavement Pilot Program and Los Angeles’ Cool Roadways Partnership. The results—CoolSeal is proving to be the best choice, and only fully-green choice, for cities seeking heat relief, energy savings and innovative, long-term solutions.


more reflective absorbing less heat


longer lasting than standard asphalt coatings


reduction in surface temperatures

CoolSeal's innovative asphalt sealcoat has made a significant impact on our city's heat island effects. It has helped to combat climate change and create a brighter future for our community.

John Doe

CEO, ABC Company


Find answers to commonly asked questions about CoolSeal's innovative asphalt sealcoat.

Does cool pavement look different than traditional asphalt?

Yes, the cool pavement coating is a lighter grayish concrete color. When applied, the material dries to a matte finish. Despite being lighter in color, cool pavement does not result in glare. It also meets or exceeds skid-safety requirements.

What are the benefits of using CoolSeal by GuardTop?

CoolSeal is a high-performance, water-based, asphalt emulsion sealcoat designed to achieve lower surface temperatures through its lighter color and reflectivity. CoolSeal meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LEED requirements of 33 percent reflectivity and can last longer than conventional sealcoats.

How effective is CoolSeal in reducing heat in urban areas?

CoolSeal reflects 30% more sunlight and lowers surface temperatures by 10-16℉, compared to uncoated asphalt. It can lower surface temperatures by up to 20℉ as compared to black-coat asphalt. It also lowers subsurface temperatures by nearly 5℉, resulting in long-lasting surfaces that reduce maintenance needs and save on costs.

Can CoolSeal be used in any climate?

While CoolSeal is especially designed to achieve lower surface temperatures through its lighter color and reflectivity, our water-based formula (as opposed to the more common polymer-based surface sealants on the market) makes it durable in all climates. Once applied and fully cured, CoolSeal is effective in all environments and weather conditions. In Salt Lake City, for example, CoolSeal maintained its physical integrity, solar reflectivity, and coloring even after multiple freeze-thaw cycles and the punishments of snowplows, salt, and snow melt. This makes CoolSeal an excellent choice for regions that experience both extreme summers and winters.

Where can CoolSeal be applied?

CoolSeal is applied to asphalt, the same way conventional black sealcoats are applied. It can be used to coat parking lots, driveways, roadways, residential areas, schools, playgrounds, bike paths, and other community areas.

Is CoolSeal suitable for all types of pavement?

CoolSeal by GuardTop must be applied to asphalt pavement surfaces. CoolSeal is not formulated for concrete, composite pavement, thermoplastic, or polymeric surfaces.

Is CoolSeal appropriate for places with harsh winters?

Once applied and fully cured, CoolSeal is effective in all environments and weather conditions. Its physical performance, solar reflectivity, and durability can stand up to freeze-thaw cycles, as well as snow plows, salt, and snow melt.

How long does CoolSeal last and how does it compare to conventional sealcoats?

Our special blend is designed to be resistant to cracking and wear and tear. Properly applied, a two-coat application of CoolSeal can last twice as long as conventional sealcoat and require less maintenance.

How can CoolSeal help with long-term cost savings?

Because CoolSeal lasts longer and provides stellar protection for asphalt, property owners and communities can make the most of their asphalt investment and save money over time with fewer repairs and longer cycles between asphalt replacement.

What are the safety benefits of CoolSeal?

Lower surface temperatures can benefit children and animals who are outside on warm days, as well as help vulnerable populations without air conditioning stay cooler on hot summer days. In addition, our sealcoat dries to a light gray matte finish, reducing glare and increasing visibility at night. Finally, asphalt that is kept in good repair by a strong sealcoat like CoolSeal can reduce accidents.

Why are two coats usually applied?

A two-coat application is used to ensure high-quality results. When two coats are applied, any cracks or gaps remaining from the first coat are filled in. The second coat also helps to increase the lifespan of the product and save money.

Can CoolSeal be applied to existing asphalt surfaces or is it only for new construction?

CoolSeal is recommended for both types of application. Read our CoolSeal product guide for more detail on how to properly prepare existing asphalt surfaces for the best results.

Is there a specific climate or season recommended for applying CoolSeal?

CoolSeal is appropriate for any climate, but should be applied during temperate days (60-105 degree Fahrenheit) with no forecasted rain for at least 48 hours for the best result.

Does CoolSeal count toward LEED points?

CoolSeal meets LEED and EPA requirements of 33% reflectivity. All CoolSeal projects are eligible for up to 3 LEED points toward the 40-80 points needed for various levels of LEED certification.

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