Sherwin, John; Sonne, Jeffrey
Roofs; Buildings; Attics
The Flexible Roof Facility (FRF) is a test facility in Cocoa, Florida designed to evaluate five roofing systems at a time against a control roof with black shingles and vented attic (Figure E-1). The testing evaluates how roofing systems impact summer residential cooling energy use and peak demand. In the summer of 2003, the following roofing systems were tested: Galvalume® unfinished 5-vee metal with vented attic (2nd year of exposure); sealed attic with proprietary configuration; high reflectance brown metal shingle with vented attic; galvanized unfinished 5-vee metal with vented attic (2nd year of exposure); black shingles with standard attic ventilation (Control Test Cell); white standing seam metal with vented attic (2nd year of exposure after cleaning).
Buildings - Attics; Buildings - Roofs
Florida Solar Energy Center and Parker, Danny, "Flexible Roofing Facility: 2003 Summer Test Results" (2004). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 542.