Conservation Facts & Energy Conservation Benefits
PROFILE OF HEAT GENERATED VIA SOLAR ENERGY
Bright white elastomeric coatings react the visible spectrum of solar energy. Even at a theoretical 100% efficiency, they can only react a maximum of 43% of solar energy. As they have no mechanism to 'radiate' the infrared energy, 53% or greater of solar energy penetrates the exposed infrastructure.
FlexThermacoat and Thermorad are formulated to provide a barrier against the visible and infrared spectrum of solar energy. As shown in the graph below, a medium gray pigmented FlexThermacoat and Thermorad is capable of preventing up to 60% of solar energy from penetrating the infrastructure.
THERMORAD and FLEXTHERMACOAT
FLEXTHERMACOAT has many features that make it extremely viable as a structural membrane. Its exceptional bond strength with most construction
materials and substrates make it ideal for all types of roofs including asphaltic, cement, metal and wood shingled. It can be applied to a clean surface
without the use of a primer. Conventional elastomeric coatings rely on their softness and elasticity for expansion and contraction which eventually
makes them tacky and a dirt magnet. FLEXTHERMACOAT relies on its high tensile strength and is guaranteed not to become tacky over its useful life of 5 to
10 years depending on maintenance. FLEXTHERMACOAT has outstanding abrasion resistance and is an excellent water and moisture barrier.
It has built-in UV
inhibitors to prevent degradation and chalking and non-polluting mildewcides prevent the growth of algae and other fungii. Another very important feature
of FLEXTHERMACOAT is its Class 'A' level fire retardancy. It does not support combustion and the flame will immediately die out once the source of
ignition is removed. FLEXTHERMACOAT is also well suited as a protective coating and heat barrier for water and petroleum storage tanks.
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