Comparing hI-R Coatings and Standard Coatings
Classic roofs coated with hI-R paint help create a cooler, more energy efficient building due to the special reflective pigments embedded in the finish. The complex chemical structure of these pigments reflects away the infrared portion of the sun’s rays most responsible for heat build up. So while also maintaining color consistency and fade protection, hI-R Heat Barrier technology provides all the advantages of greater reflectance, without sacrificing color choices.
For steep sloped roofs, the EPA’s Energy Star Program has established the minimum reflectance at 25% after the initial roof installation. In the past, only very light colors could achieve this standard. But now, with Classic Products’ new hI-R color technology, darker colors such as Mustang Brown and Forest Green can also be Energy Star Compliant!
The photo on the left shows a reflectometer — a machine that calculates a roof’s solar reflectance. The chart below shows the reflectance value of Classic Products’ new hI-R colors which are now available.
|Old Color||New Color||Solar Reflectance|
|Cedar Red||Terra Red||37%|
|Mocha Brown||Mustang Brown||31%|
|Sierra Brown||Shake Gray||30%|
|Hazy Gray||Shake Gray||30%|
|Pavilion Green||Forest Green||28%|
|Charchoal Gray||Deep Charcoal||27%|
|Oceanside Blue||Seaside Blue||N/A|