Energy Star and the Energy Star certification mark are registered US marks.
Reflective Roofing With a Longer Life
Committed & Responsible
As an industrial manufacturer, Sarnafil has a Ecology pre-emptive initiative designed to abate urban
long history of producing high-quality heat and reduce air pollution. In light of this
roofing materials that deliver superior At Sarnafil, we are environmental priority, Sarnafil's EnergySmart
performance. With over 40 years experi- committed to our Roof is quickly gaining recognition as a major
ence, Sarnafil's roofing systems are responsibility to protect breakthrough. Sarnafil delivers the highest
recognized for their ability to withstand the the environment. Our ecological mission levels of solar reflectance in a unique roofing
test of time. Sarnafil pioneered the fields of statement is based on sound principals; we membrane that can point to a 40-year history of
formulation, production, and application of strive to protect our natural resources, to proven durability.
thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing reduce the risk of pollution, and to avoid
membranes. Our solutions are successful irreversible impairment of the earth's
and we service our partners by providing capacity for natural regeneration. In fact,
beneficial support in the form of compre- national research has shown that Sarnafil's
hensive design review and technical advice EnergySmart Roof® can reduce energy
during construction. consumption, abate urban heat, and help to
slow the reaction of smog forming pollutants.
Building owners, designers, and roofing
contractors alike can depend on Sarnafil to
provide the industry's best solutions to their
Innovation roofing needs. Sarnafil's hot air welded
Reliability thermoplastic membrane systems are
As the industry leader in adhered, mechanically attached, and
Among all modern building components, thermoplastic memb- ballasted. These unrivaled membranes can
roofing systems have a particularly impor- rane technology, provide the right solution for specific
tant function. With so much relying on Sarnafil responds to the changing needs of applications regardless of building usage,
dependable protection from harsh weather, our industry and of our society through slope, configuration, height, wind exposure,
there is no room for experimental roofing advanced product development and or location. Sarnafil professionals are
materials when designing projects. Sarnafil innovation. In 1999, the U.S. Environmental available to meet and discuss individual
roofing systems are engineered to with- Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department projects, system design, and/or application
stand extreme environmental exposure and of Energy (DOE) announced a formal as needed. Our success and reputation, as
to have long-lasting service lives. Sarnafil campaign to publicly promote the use of well as that of the construction team depend
provides comprehensive warrantees on the highly reflective roofing products. This upon a commitment to the proper design
performance of our materials and systems. energy conservation campaign is also a and installation of the roofing system.
Dark colored roofs absorb a tremendous Sarnafil Inc. is also a Charter Business A universal proliferation of highly reflective
amount of solar radiation and become Partner in the U.S. Department of Energy's roofing surfaces is recommended by both
extremely hot. These hot roof surfaces are Rebuild America Program. Rebuild the scientific and environmental communi-
being targeted because they are unnecessary America is a network of more that 400 ties. This is a practical course of action
sources of heat that contribute to elevated community partnerships that align the designed to help mitigate systematic
air temperatures. In most geographic areas, interests of local and state governments, increases in urban air temperature and to
an air temperature increase translates into schools, universities, housing agencies help improve air quality.
an air quality decrease. Highly reflective and private businesses. As a Business
roofs diminish this condition and have Partner, Sarnafil provides technical
recently been identified as the environmen- assistance and support to community
tally preferable roofing solution. partnerships that are interested in roofing
programs featuring the highly reflective
Sarnafil's EnergySmart Roof is designed to EnergySmart Roof.
help alleviate oppressive urban air tempera-
tures, which will in turn slow the reaction of The EnergySmart Roof was analyzed by
smog forming pollutants. researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory. This highly reflective,
Sarnafil Inc. is a Charter Partner in the U.S. white roofing membrane was found to
Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY have an initial solar reflectance of 83% and
STAR® Roof Products Program. The Program a corresponding thermal emissivity of
is a voluntary partnership between EPA and 92%. In combination, the reflective and
a select group of roof product manufacturers emissive performance values were used to
and is focused on promoting the environ- calculate a Solar Reflective Index (SRI).
mental and economic benefits of reflective
roofing. Sarnafil's EnergySmart Roof has a SRI
of 104. This is particularly significant
EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy because the SRI was designed to measure Graphic Courtesy of U. S. Department of Energy/LBNL
created ENERGY STAR label programs to help the relative reflective and emissive
consumers quickly and easily identify products performance properties of roofing
that can save them money and protect the surfaces on a scale of 1-100.
environment by saving energy.
Reducing Energy Costs...North and South
About half of the U.S. population lives in
micro-environments called urban heat
islands. While reflective roofing is particu-
larly effective at reducing air conditioning
expenses in hotter cities like Atlanta,
Houston, Los Angeles, and Phoenix, this
efficient technology can also yield net energy
savings in northern climates such as New
York City and Chicago.
According to scientists at the Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the
potential for significant energy, comfort, and
pollution savings from highly reflective
roofing systems is not limited to southern
In July of 1998, two NASA scientists, Dr. Jeff The RC Willey Intermountain Distribution For more than three decades, Sarnafil has
Luvall and Dr. Dale Quattrochi, from Marshal Center (pictured above) is protected by an gained unparalleled expertise in manufactur-
Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama industrial single-ply roofing material ing light-colored roofing membranes. A
arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their mission manufactured by Sarnafil Inc. In contrast to unique manufacturing process and the basic
was to conduct research on surfaces that buildings with dark colored roofs, the large membrane formulation has remained the
exacerbate oppressive urban air tempera- RC Willey facility was almost undetectable to same because Sarnafil's roofing solutions
tures and accelerate the formation of smog. NASA's heat-sensing instrumentation due to work. Sarnafil roofs are now being recog-
the characteristics of its light-colored roofing nized in the national media for their ability to
The NASA team used a specially equipped system. (See Images Below) help moderate energy demand, reduce
airplane to record photographic and thermal urban air temperature and decelerate smog
infrared images in order to detect all the "hot The physical and reflective properties of the formation.
spots" in the city. As predicted by earlier roofing membrane on the RC Willey ware-
research at Lawrence Berkeley National house have become the focus of national Sarnafil has the performance history to
Laboratory, an abundant supply of dark- attention. This roof illustrates the specific justify the accolades directed toward the
colored roof surfaces was shown to be cooling impact that reflective roofs can have superior weatherproofing and surface
absorbing solar radiation and inadvertently in reducing air temperatures within urban temperature characteristics of its roofing
intensifying urban heat. heat islands. systems.
Based on modern research and sound
engineering practice, roofing products
should now be selected on the dual basis of
life cycle performance and air quality impact.
*High altitude photography and thermal imagery courtesy of *The corresponding thermal image verifies that the roof on
NASA's Global Hydrology and Climate Center. The white the RC Willey building is not a source of excessive urban
rectangular object encircled above is the photographic image of heat.
the highly reflective Sarnafil roof on The R.C. Willey Building.
Our Commitment - Longer Life Cycle
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