Roof coating reflects energy, insulates buildings

01/20/2009 | Stars and Stripes

A roof coating that reflects 98% of the energy that hits its surface could significantly reduce electricity bills at a U.S. Marine Corps building in Japan. Workers recently applied the thermal insulation coating to a barracks roof at Camp Foster, Okinawa. In addition to its reflective quality, the coating also insulates the surface that it covers, preventing warmth or cold from leaking out.

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