In addition to this major asset literally rusting away, the rust was also acting as a heat sponge and making it extremely uncomfortable for the employees. The roof was rustproofed first with RUST GRIP ® as a Primer and then Insulated with SUPERTHERM ® (1999 ). After the coating was applied, the building was noticeably cooler and more comfortable, making it a much more productive environment. The staff in the uncoated building wanted theirs done too. SUPERTHERM ® provides the added environmental benefit of a reduced HEAT ISLAND EFFECT.
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These infrared scans were performed by Mr. Cliff Matheson, President of CM Aquatec, to demonstrate the effectiveness of SUPERTHERM ® in not only keeping the heat OUT in the summer but also holding the heat IN during the winter (November 2000). Even though the SUPERTHERM ® was only coated on the outside and consequently the interior metal substrate would absorb heat , when the heat via backside conduction reached the SUPERTHERM ®, it was bounced back.
As a further service to our valued customer several areas of significant heat loss and energy efficiencies were identified by CM Aquatec
In this particular application the two reflective ceramics are wasted because the source of the heat is via backside conduction and SUPERTHERM ® was applied to the exterior only. If both sides had been coated however in either case all four ceramics would have come into play and an effective R value of 28 ( RE ) would have been achieved.
Uncoated roof insulated with fiberglass Roof with no fiberglass but insulated with SUPERTHERM ®
See Also : SUPERTHERM ® Over studs, ceilings and roofing to block and prevent heat gain or loss.