Reflective/Ceramic Roof Coatings

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Date: 
1995
Volume: 
7
Number: 
9
Tip Category: 
Insulation

One of the most common misconceptions about poultry houses is that during hot weather most of the heat that causes heat stress enters the house through the ceiling. If you have ever been on the roof or in the attic of a poultry house on a summer day you can understand why people make this assumption. Studies have shown that metal roofs can get as hot as 160oF and attic temperature can easily exceed 130oF in the Southeast. So it stands to reason, a hot roof equals a hot house.