Pittsburgh, US - Bayer MaterialScience has recently been promoting the advantages of its energy-saving 'Cool Roof' technology, which works by reflecting the sun's heat back into the sky using polyurethane coatings.
Using BMS's heat-reflective coatings, a building can save 10 to 20 percent of its electricity bill, the company said.
Such systems can reduce temperature by 50-100 deg F (27.5-55 deg C) as well as reduce costs and improve indoor comfort, a 9 June Bayer statement said.
"We've seen an uptick in interest as companies have stepped up their efforts to reduce energy costs," said John Linnell, roofing manager, Spray Insulations and Roofing Materials, Bayer MaterialScience.
Reflective roofs have other advantages, Linnell noted. They extend roof life by blocking UV rays that accelerate degradation, and they also require minimal maintenance and eliminate leaks. Lower roof temperatures also reduce damaging building movement, he concluded. (RD)