Color Options for Insulated Metal Panels
Kirby insulated metal panels benefit from our many years of experience in the metal building industry and the use of our environmentally friendly cool coating technology.
Our coatings feature vivid, fade-resistant color, incredible durability and environmentally friendly cool technology originally developed for stealth aircraft in the U.S. military. This is by far the best paint system available on the market for commercial buildings.
Cool Coating Technology
To be considered cool, products must have a solar reflectance of at least 25%. Solar reflectance is the measure of a panel’s ability to not absorb certain wavelengths of the sun.
Thermal emittance is another important factor. This is the measure of a panel’s ability to release heat that it has absorbed. Put these two factors together and you get the solar reflectance index, the measure of a panel’s ability to reflect solar heat. Using insulated wall and roof panels as part of your whole cool-coated metal system can reduce energy consumption by more than 40% (as reported by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory).