Daily Quiz (154)


What color paint is being researched by engineers to slash carbon emissions and in some cases potentially replace air conditioning units?


How many energy-efficient rooftop billboards in Miami were recently installed to highlight the benefits of roof coatings?


A new all-season _____ coating was recently designed by the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory to keep homes warm during the winter months and cool throughout the summer without consuming natural gas or electricity.


The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed that the ___________________________ is piloting a new credit for the installation of cool exterior walls in new homes, schools and commercial buildings for the purpose of mitigating urban heat islands.


Developed by engineers at Purdue University, “the whitest paint yet” reflects up to how much sunlight?


Engineers from what university have recently created what they’re calling “the whitest paint yet”—a cool coating that aims to reduce buildings’ needs for air conditioning?


According to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. in “6 Fundamentals of Good Roof Design,” roofs fail prematurely for any of the following reasons, except:


According to an archived 2017 D+D article, most cool-roof coatings at the time incorporated ______.


According to an archived D+D article, customers were reported to have saved how much on overall energy bills after installing a cool roof coating?


Officials from Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena and Oak View Group recently submitted the project’s registration to the:


According to David Wawer, Executive Director of the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, around the beginning of this year, the industry began to see an accelerated interest in these types of coatings:


True or false: Studies have shown that preparing a weathered TPO roof for coating with an aqueous cleaner followed by power washing increases the adhesion of the coating dramatically.


True or false: CCS NTPEP is a study to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of cool roof coatings for industrial facilities.


True or false: Reflectance and heat resistance are not the two main properties of cool roof coatings.


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.


True or false: The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry has initiated development of a cool wall rating program.


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.


What coating technology was used to create a reflective roof coating claimed to be the coolest white paint ever formulated?


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: Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently published results of a study about how cool roofs can mitigate the effect of urban heat waves.


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: In New York City’s new green roof bill, all new residential and commercial buildings must have either vegetation, solar panels, small wind turbines or a combination of these to comply.


What cities have enacted green roof mandates?


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?


True or false: The relative ability of a roof surface to radiate absorbed heat is called solar reflectance.


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: Polymeric membranes for both plaza and green roof waterproofing often employ the same materials.


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.


True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council is recognized by the EPA to certify roofing products for the ENERGY STAR program.


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?


True or false: A recent RCI Publication concluded that cool roofing materials installed over West Coast wood deck systems have reduced the ability of these systems to be self-drying.


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: The Heat Island Group is located in Hawaii.


True or false: There is no comprehensive list of rebates, loans, grants, and tax credits for applying reflective roof coatings.


True or false: Waterproofing membranes for green roofs have included liquid-applied material based on methyl methacrylate technology.


True or false: The Cool Roof Rating Council now offers either rapid ratings via accelerated testing or three-year aging of reflective roof coatings to determine cool roof performance levels.


True or false: The “coolness” of a cool roof coating is determined by the ability of the coating to reflect solar energy.


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: Soiling and weathering of reflective roofing materials is the subject of a recently published standard.


What does the IR stand for in IR pigments.


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


True or false: Cool roofs must be white in order to achieve solar reflectance.


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


True or false: Materials used for waterproofing under green roofs require a higher standard of performance than materials used for roofing.


True or false: Among these generic reflective roof coating types—polyurea, polyurethane and polysiloxane—polysiloxane is noted to have the most heat resistance, according to a Durability + Design article.


True or false: In describing the performance of cool roof coatings, thermal emittance and solar reflectance are synonymous terms.


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: Resistance to dirt pick-up is important to the performance cool roof coatings.


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: Acrylics are used in reflective roof coatings, air barriers, and adhesives and sealants.


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


Where does the Heat Island Group reside?


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?


In what organization is the Heat Island Group?


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


What organization created a recipe for synthetic dirt in order to create an accelerated test for determining the longevity of reflectivity in roof coatings?


According to ASTM D6083, what should be the minimum dry film thickness for elastomeric acrylic cool roof coatings?


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?


What paint ingredient can make a dark-colored roof coating reflective?


True or false: According to a study conducted at Stanford University, reflective roof coatings may increase rather than decrease global warming.


True or false: Cool roofs in colors other than white can achieve solar reflectance.


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?


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


True or false: Solar reflectance and thermal emittance are two terms for the same performance property of a reflective roof coating.


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


True or false: Even in dark colors, IR-pigmented coatings on metal roofs can meet Energy Star requirements for solar reflectance.


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


What organization is partnering with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on developing “the roof of the future,” including cool roof coatings?


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


True or false: Because of the positive slope and limited potential for ponding water, elastomeric acrylics are a reasonable choice for restoration of metal roof coatings.


How is the performance of a “cool roof” measured by the Cool Roof Rating Council?


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.


True or false: Both polyurea and polyurethane elastomeric coatings exhibit strong weathering and water resistance when applied to metal roofs.


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: A recent study by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI ) found wide disparities in the reflectance properties of different generic coating types.


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


True or false: White elastomeric acrylics are not used as reflective coatings for maintenance of metal roofing.


Which of the following did a recently completed study by the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI) determine does NOT have a significant effect on solar reflectance level with aging of the surface?


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


True or false: Liquid-applied, reinforced polymeric membranes are sometimes used for waterproofing in a green (garden) roof system.


What organization created the Energy Star Program?


Which of the following generic coating systems is used the most for high-end architectural metal roofing?


True or false: Spray polyurethane foam is sometimes installed as a roof membrane over which an acrylic reflective roof coating is applied.


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


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


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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