Although, as the author points out, recognition of the energy
and environmental benefits of cool roofing goes back only 15 years
or so, many highly reflective membranes have been in use for much
longer than that.
My company has produced nothing but light-colored, highly
reflective membranes for more than 50 years. Being a Boston-based
company, many of our earliest reference projects, which continue to
perform problem-free, are located in New England and exhibit none
of the condensation or loss of adhesion issues attributed to cool
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