Benefits of reflective coatings go beyond energy efficiency

12/3/2013 |

Reflective roof coatings can offer many advantages for a roofing system aside from reflecting sunlight and reducing surface temperature to save energy, according to this article. The material can also preserve the waterproofing layer by protecting it from the elements, and it can make roof surfaces less slippery with grit modified coatings. It can also benefit buildings in colder climates through higher R-value of insulation, and it can help structures gain points from the LEED system with coatings that contain recycled materials, this article says.

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