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Restoration Role Powers the Sustainability Prowess of Reflective Roof Coatings

A D+D Online Feature published February 23, 2012



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by Bob Brenk and Jayson L. Helsel

Field-applied, solar-reflective coatings offer a powerful sustainability option for the restoration and maintenance of low-slope roofs on a variety of commercial, institutional, educational, and other buildings....
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Tagged categories: Aldo Products Company Inc.; Bob Brenk; Jayson L. Helsel; Reflective roof coatings; Roof coatings

Comment from Joseph Dandelé, (2/24/2012, 10:03 AM)

excellent article. Joseph H. Dandelé Dantech Building Technologies Inc.


Comment from Joseph Dandelé, (2/24/2012, 10:03 AM)

excellent article. Joseph H. Dandelé Dantech Building Technologies Inc.


Comment from Scott A. Bennung, (2/24/2012, 12:27 PM)

Good article but I question the following statement. "Acrylic elastomeric coatings are typically applied at thicknesses of up to 20 to 30 mils dry film per coat" Perhaps this is a typo and should be wet film. Most acrylic coatings have volume solids of from 50-60%. To achieve 30 mils dry with a 50% solids product would require applying materials at approximately 3.5 gallons per 100 square feet in 1 coat. I would suggest that for most (if not all) acrylic coatings this would cause significant problems during the drying process and result in poor film formation.


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