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Keeping Surfaces Stronger and Longer Lasting with Reflectivity

Posted by gcca on March 2, 2016


It is well-known that surfaces that stay cooler do not expand and contract as much as those that get hotter. Reduced thermal expansion can mean longer lasting roofs, solar panels, concrete, and other surfaces.

Coatings manufacturer Epox-Z’s recent press release highlights a new product that minimizes thermal cracking — a major cause of concrete failure. It shows how going with a light-colored, solar reflective outer surface can pay off.

Longer product life means less landfill waste and improved project economics. It feels good to get more bang for your buck!

Kurt Shickman

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Kurt Shickman is the Executive Director of Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) and the Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements Toolkit.