Daily Quiz (94)


Which of the following is not a main function of a roof coating over single-ply, modified bitumen and BUR, according to a JPCL article?


True or false: It takes only 30 days to simulate three years of outdoor aging of reflective roof coatings using the laboratory testing protocol developed at a national laboratory.


According to an article on PaintSquare, an unopened can of a roof coating containing silicone has a shelf life of about four years.


True or false: According to the Cool Roof Rating Council, Atlanta is now one of the several cities that have a cool roof mandate.


Which of the following does not have a significant effect on the solar reflectance level or reflective roof coatings over time, according to a study reported in Durability & Design?


True or false: When used as reflective roof coatings, polyureas provide more heat resistance than polysiloxanes.


True or false: Among reflective roof coatings, polyureas have the most heat resistance, according to a D+D article.


True or false: The most common types of primers for metal roofs are formulated from acrylics containing some form of zinc pigment for corrosion resistance, according to a JPCL article.


True or false: One study has found that a spray polyurethane roofing systems is recoated every 15 years, on average.


True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council worked with the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association to create a Product Category Rule for roof coatings.


The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called drift.


True or false: Using silicone over epoxy does not work well in a metal roof coating system, according to a JPCL article.


True or false: According to an author, most cool-roof coatings today incorporate acrylic resins.


True or false: According to a JPCL article, most manufacturers do not recommend special cleaners to prepare the roof surface prior to applying their coatings to single-ply membranes like ethylene propylene diene terpolymer.


True or false: Several energy codes require specific levels of reflectance and heat resistance for cool roof coatings.


What organization worked with the Department of Energy to develop synthetic dirt for accelerated testing of roof coatings?


True or false: The Reflective Roof Coating Institute maintains a database of reflective roof coating products that lists the reflectance and emittance of each one.


True or false: According to a JPCL article, most manufacturers recommend special cleaners to prepare the roof surface prior to applying their coatings to single-ply membranes like ethylene propylene diene terpolymer.


True or false: Polyurea coatings are among the three most commonly specified generic coating types for spray foam roofing.


In the Million Cool Roofs Challenge, how much money will be awarded to the winning team that has demonstrated the best sustainable and transferable model for rapid deployment of cool roofs in a developing country and best meets the judging criteria?


The three coating types used most commonly as topcoats over spray foam roofing include acrylic, silicone and what other generic type, according to a JPCL article?


True or false: Silicone-modified polyester coating systems are often used for high-end architectural metal roofing.


True or false: According to an industry study reported in Durability + Design, the biggest drop in a roof coating’s solar reflectance occurs in the first six months of service.


According to an experienced roof coating applicator, quoted in a D+D In Depth article, “If you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for preparation, procedure and dry film thickness, we’ve had roof coating systems perform well beyond their expected service life — in some instances 15 years-plus.”


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


According to an industry study reported in Durability + Design, in what time frame does the biggest drop in a roof coating’s solar reflectance occur?


True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council’s SRI measurements, which combine solar reflectance and thermal emittance into one value, are usually between 0 and 100, with particularly cool materials exceeding 100.


True or false: A study reported in Durability + Design determined that coating chemistry has a significant effect on the solar reflectance level of reflective roof coatings over time.


True or false: Reflectance and heat resistance are the two main properties of cool roof coatings.


True or false: In recoating of metal roofs, success can be achieved by using dissimilar materials, such as silicone over epoxy.


True or false: A National Institute of Standards and Technology study of roofing performance following Hurricane Katrina found buildings with spray foam roofs performed rather poorly.


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, unopened, cool-roof coatings containing silicone remain viable for only around two years.


True or false: Coatings applied over spray foam roofing provide a waterproofing membrane to prevent it from absorbing water.


What term is used to describe the migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating?


True or false: Some dissimilar materials combine especially well in a metal roof coating system, such as silicone over epoxy, according to a D+D article.


What organization worked with the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association to create a Product Category Rule for roof coatings?


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, a disadvantage of silicone roof coatings is a limited shelf life.


According to a recent D+D In Depth article, the use of silicone in roof coatings provides what advantage?


Among the chemistry types commonly used for reflective roof coatings, which has the most heat resistance, according to a Durability + Design article?


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, “While there are exceptions, the majority of roof coating systems are used as recovery systems as opposed to new construction.”


What organization conducted a study showing that cool roof coatings with ruby red pigment, because of fluorescence, or photoluminescence, performed just as well as or better than lighter-colored roofs?


True or false: Silicone coatings for flat roofs have strong resistance to ponding water and UV exposure.


How many regular member companies belong to the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association?


Which reflective roof coating type has the greatest heat resistance?


True or false: Spray polyurethane foam roofing systems have a lifespan of 50+ years with regular maintenance, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.


True or false: The main functions of a roof coating over single-ply, modified bitumen and BUR, are UV protection of the roofing material, reflectivity and emissivity, and smog destruction.


What organization maintains the Reflective Roof Rebates Database?


What organization bills itself as “an international association of building envelope consultants"?


True or false: Acrylic coatings are the generic type used most frequently on high-end architectural metal roofing.


True or false: The type of substrate to which a reflective roof coating is applied has a profound effect on the solar reflective properties of the coating over time.


What organization offers a professional registration as a roof coating consultant?


True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, spray-applied polyurea roof coating can be walked on within 10 seconds after application.


The three most commonly specified coating types used over spray foam roofing include acrylic and silicone. What is the third type?


What coating system was used to restore the 9.7-acre roof of the Louisiana Superdome (now called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome) in the Fall of 2005 after being damaged by Hurricane Katrina?


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


How many days does it take to simulate three years of outdoor aging of reflective roof coatings using the laboratory testing protocol developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory?


True or false: Methyl methacrylate membranes have been used as water and root barriers beneath roof gardens.


The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called what?


True or false: Following Hurricane Katrina, a metal replacement roof was installed on the Superdome.


True or false: According to a recent D+D article, the three coating types most commonly specified over spray foam roofing are acrylic, silicone and polyurea.


Which of these abbreviations is least related to the roofing or roof coating industry?


Among the generic coating types used for reflective roof coatings, which of the following has the most heat resistance?


True or false: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has created what it calls a “cool roof time machine.”


True or false: The mission of RCI Inc. is to advance the profession of building envelope consultants.


True or false: There is not yet a roof coating that can perform successfully over a weathered thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof substrates, according to a recent Durability + Design article.


True or false: Resistance to water ponding may be the single most important performance feature needing improvement for elastomeric acrylic roof coatings, according to a recent D+D article.


California Title 24 requires that reflective roof coatings maintain a specified level of reflectance for how many years?


True or false: White, reflective roof coatings should not be applied to asphalt shingles, according to the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA).


True or false: According to an industry study reported in D+D, the biggest drop in a roof coating’s solar reflectance occurs in the first three years of service.


The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) recently merged with what organization?


True or false: The adhesion of coatings to weathered TPO roofing membranes can be significantly increased by using aqueous cleaners, followed by power washing.


True or false: RCI, Inc. is the Roof Consultants Institute.


The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called what?


True or false: Complex inorganic color pigments (CICP) contribute to vivid and durable colors in coatings but lack the IR reflectivity needed for reflective roof coatings.


True or false: A recent Reflective Roof Coatings Institute study found that the type of substrate to which a reflective roof coating is applied has a profound effect on the solar reflective properties of the coating over time.


Reflectance and emittance are important properties of what type of coatings?


Which of these abbreviations is least related to the roofing or roof coating industry?


Two dozen members of what roof coating industry association lobbied Congress in July to promote their interests?


What organization conducted a study to determine, in part, if aluminum test panels were suitable substrate types for field evaluations of reflective roof coatings?


Which of the following does NOT have a significant effect on the solar reflectance level or reflective roof coatings over time, according to a study by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI)?


True or false: Some experts recommend that a weathered TPO roof be prepared for coating by cleaning with an aqueous cleaner followed by power washing.


What organization issued an updated manual in 2012 on the application of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof systems?


True or false: Studies by Texas A&M University on about 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show an energy savings payback in three to four years for SPF roofing systems.


True or false: Reflective roof coatings do not have to be white to be effective.


The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called what?


True or false: Some roof coating systems now feature fluoropolymer topcoats.


According to ASTM D6083, what should be the dry film thickness of an acrylic coating used in roofing?


True or false: Studies by a major university in Texas on 8 million square feet of campus building roofs show that spray polyurethane foam roofing can achieve energy savings payback in 3-4 years.


The biggest drop in a coating’s solar reflectance occurs in what time period, according to a recent field performance study by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute?


True or false: Single-ply roofing membranes such as EPDM cannot be restored by application of liquid-applied coating systems.


According to ASTM D 6083, what should be the minimum dry film thickness for elastomeric acrylic cool roof coatings?


Elastomeric roof coatings can be based on which of the following resin chemistries:


The migration of ashpalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called what?


According to ASTM D 6083, how thick should an acrylic reflective roof coating be?


 
 
   

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