Black vs White ... and Everything in Between
presented by Jarrett B. Davis and Joe Mellott, The Garland Company, Inc.
Wednesday, May 21, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Hall of Mirrors
Session: Reflective Roof Coatings and Systems

The advancement of coatings in the construction industry, particularly the roofing industry, has developed quickly over the last few years. This paper is designed to discuss the main sub-categories of roof coatings' function: reflectivity and waterproofing. Some coatings can actually perform both functions, but the keys to their selection are to prepare, design, and test and then to determine what are the appropriate steps in their use. Further, white isn't always best, even in the South. Silver might not be so bad after all!

Learning Objectives:

Provides participants an overview of the selection of roof coatings that are currently available within the market today.

Outlines key factors when choosing each coating and what the major decision points that should be taken into account need to be.

Understanding the variables that are driving the current energy calculators available on the market and where they might need assistance in achieving more accurate results.

Gaining knowledge of current case studies within the marketplace on roof color, reflectivity, and actual energy savings based solely on the overall Solar Reflective Index.


Speaker Bio:

Jarrett B. Davis AMB, CDT, CGP, LEED AP BD+C – Jarrett has been involved in the waterproofing and forensic construction industry for over a decade in installation, materials testing, and consulting.

As an active board member of the NC Energy Efficiency Alliance, Jarrett is involved in the writing and best practices implementation of the NC Energy Code across the region. He often speaks at industry gatherings and local Universities on the topics of Building Science and modern design on current Building Energy Standards. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from Hampden-Sydney College, is a certified Hygrothermal and Energy Modeler, and holds memberships in RCI (formerly Roof Consultants Institute), Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Currently Jarrett is an Architectural and Building Science Advisor with The Garland Company of Cleveland, OH and based in Charlotte, NC. He is involved in Building Science product development, design, and installation on a multitude of projects around the globe.