A Review of Methods for the Manufacture of Residential RoofingMaterials

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Shingles, tiles, and metal products comprise over 80% (by roof area) of the California roofing market (54-58% fiberglass shingle, 8-10% concrete tile, 8-10% clay tile, 7% metal, 3% wood shake, and 3% slate). In climates with significant demand for cooling energy, increasing roof solar reflectance reduces energy consumption in mechanically cooled buildings, and improves occupant comfort in non-conditioned buildings. This report examines methods for manufacturing fiberglass shingles, concrete tiles, clay tiles, and metal roofing. The report also discusses innovative methods for increasing the solar reflectance of these roofing materials. We have focused on these four roofing products because they are ... continued below

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Akbari, Hashem; Levinson, Ronnen & Berdahl, Paul June 1, 2003.

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Shingles, tiles, and metal products comprise over 80% (by roof area) of the California roofing market (54-58% fiberglass shingle, 8-10% concrete tile, 8-10% clay tile, 7% metal, 3% wood shake, and 3% slate). In climates with significant demand for cooling energy, increasing roof solar reflectance reduces energy consumption in mechanically cooled buildings, and improves occupant comfort in non-conditioned buildings. This report examines methods for manufacturing fiberglass shingles, concrete tiles, clay tiles, and metal roofing. The report also discusses innovative methods for increasing the solar reflectance of these roofing materials. We have focused on these four roofing products because they are typically colored with pigmented coatings or additives. A better understanding of the current practices for manufacturing colored roofing materials would allow us to develop cool colored materials creatively and more effectively.

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  • Report No.: LBNL--55574
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/860887 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 860887
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc788597

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Akbari, Hashem; Levinson, Ronnen & Berdahl, Paul. A Review of Methods for the Manufacture of Residential RoofingMaterials, report, June 1, 2003; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc788597/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.