Cool Roof Resource Center
White and light-colored PVC roofing membranes have protected and kept buildings cool in climates around the world for decades. A roof that delivers high solar reflectance and thermal emittance is known as a cool roof. A vinyl roof can reflect three-quarters of the sun’s rays – usually far more – and emit 70 or more percent of the solar radiation absorbed by the building envelope. Asphalt built-up roofs (BUR), by comparison, reflect between 6 percent and 26 percent of solar radiation.
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