EPDM rubber has a distinct advantage over asphaltic- and plastic-based products, as it is available in dark and light colors without sacrificing heat aging resistance or needing special treatment. The dark-gray-colored Sure-Seal membrane, offering the highest UV resistance on the market, helps reduce heating costs and is the smart choice if you spend most of your energy budget on keeping your people and building warm. Dark-colored Sure-Seal EPDM also helps avoid potential condensation and safety issues associated with white roofs in northern/colder climates. The white reflective Sure-White membrane also offers excellent UV resistance and is an ideal product for southern climates where you spend most of your energy budget on air conditioning your building.
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See how energy-efficient roofing isn't a simple black and white issue
Article printed in the January/February 2013 issue of Commercial Building Products reviews five studies and technical articles that consider various concerns associated with cool roofing systems. www.cbpmagazine.com.
47-page study highlights the TRUE effects of urban surfaces and white roofs on the climate. Key information notifying the advantages of dark roofing materials in cooler climates is highlighted on pages 4, 5 and 21.
Article published in the November 2013 issue of the Construction Specifier evaluates the effectiveness of white and black roofs in northern climates.
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Article published in the July/August 2013 issue of Western Roofing magazine discusses how climate affects the overall energy savings of a roofing system.