2017: A Look at the Past and Future of
Cool-Roof Coatings

From JPCL, September 2017

By Kurt Schwahn, Anvil Paints & Coatings Inc.

In the past 20 years, the search for cooler, safer, longer-lasting roof coatings has gone from the drawing board to the scientific testing laboratory to the stocked-and-ready shelves of home improvement and building supply stores across the nation. Learn more about all the recent ways cool-roof coatings are keeping their cool....

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Tagged categories: Anvil Paints; Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; Coating performance; Coatings Technology; Cool roof coatings; LEED; Nanotechnology; Reflective roof coatings; Roof coatings; Silicone; Solar reflectance; United States Green Building Council (USGBC); VOC content

Comment from Terry Ping, (9/27/2017, 11:03 AM)

Great article...

Comment from Jerry Turner, (9/29/2017, 9:48 AM)

I think the future of cool roof coatings also includes the substitution of ground silica or calcium carbonate with recycled ground glass fillers that are crystalline silica free and don't supply a food source to algae and mold.

Comment from Michael McGuinness, (9/29/2017, 9:57 AM)

If a micro-cell doesn't conduct heat, why do you need a handle on a ceramic coffee cup?

Comment from Douglas Pearce, (9/29/2017, 3:03 PM)

Michael McGuinness because the coffee cup is not made of micro-cells. It is made from solid ceramic which is also not very conductive but not to the same extent. This is why the side of the cup is hotter than the handle. When you read Micro-cell think thermos. Very hot inside. Not very hot outside.

Comment from Jesse Melton, (10/2/2017, 11:32 AM)

The handle on ceramic coffee cups isn't there for holding it like a tea cup. It's there to keep you from burning your hand with drips and spillover when filling it. Old coffee mugs didn't have a handle at all.

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