Energy-efficient roof systems increasingly are in demand. Rising
energy costs, evolving building codes and greater sensitivity to
the effects of urban heat islands all are reasons to specify white,
reflective roof systems. It is common sense that using
energy-efficient roofing materials results in cooler roof surfaces
and less energy spent for air conditioning.
As a result of this demand and media attention in recent years
about ENERGY STAR® ratings and reflectivity, acrylic coatings
frequently are specified as finish coats for built-up and modified
bitumen roof systems and maintenance coatings for existing roof
systems, including built-up, modified bitumen, metal, spray
polyurethane foam and concrete.
Photo provided by Tremco Inc., Beachwood,
Acrylic coatings can provide an attractive,
durable finish for smooth...
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