Rethinking Cool Roofing

Tyler, Craig A.
November 2013
Construction Specifier;Nov2013, Vol. 66 Issue 11, p44
Trade Publication
As more research and information is available on the impact of white versus black roofs based on geographic location, it is increasingly important that architects, specifiers, engineers and design professionals are educated on the effects of white roofing membranes in colder northern climates prior to selecting a roofing material. This article discusses issues often overlooked by those considering a white/cool roofing membrane installation.


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