The ‘Cooler’ it may not be, but Restoration with Reflective Coating Knocks Degrees off Prison Building’s Summer Temperatures

From D+D Online, August 2010

by Joe Maty

The warehouse building at Indiana’s Putnamville Correctional Facility may not have become the proverbial “cooler,” as an isolation cell is sometimes called. But a roof-restoration project involving the use of a white, solar-reflective roof coating certainly has taken the building’s temperature down a few notches....
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Tagged categories: Maintenance + Renovation; Prisons; Reflective roof coatings; Republic Powdered Metals; Restoration; Roof coatings

Comment from Dennis Guy, (5/19/2012, 7:28 AM)

With those kind of cooling results (175F for Black 110 for White) How long would it take for a return on the investment I'm wondering...


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (5/29/2012, 10:27 AM)

The really neat thing is that the roof needed refurbishment anyway - the owner just made an energy-smart choice. The extra cost should be pretty small. Similarly, when I had to replace the roof on my house last year, I chose a light-colored Energy Star shingle. It ended up the same price as "normal" shingles (unlike some shingle suppliers) - and my attic is noticeably cooler in the summer.


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