Cool Reflective Roof Coating
Reducing Over-heating in Buildings by Use of Cool Reflective Roof Coatings (CRRC)
Sustainability and improved living standards are targets for most governments world-wide; many countries (especially the European Community) are also focused on reducing CO2 emissions as a way to reduce global warming. The application of a reflective roof coating is an effective measure to reduce internal temperatures in buildings: the coatings have a high solar reflectivity which helps to reduce the overheating at high temperatures, whilst effectively contributing to an extended lifetime of a roof.
Answering the growing demand for energy-efficient ‘cool roofs’ Dow Construction Chemicals supplies a variety of roof coating binders which were specifically designed to enhance the performance properties critical for a long lasting roof coating: high elasticity, reliable adhesion, durability, UV resistance and dirt pick-up resistance. The performance properties imparted by these emulsions derive from all-acrylic latex chemistry adapted to meet the specific needs of roof coatings.
We have 20 years of experience in providing acrylic emulsion polymers for reflective roof coatings – part of the experience has been summarized in a technical paper demonstrating the effect of CRRC. Read more… (500KB PDF)
Please contact us should you wish to discuss how together we can prolong the life of flat roofs.