By Steven Soderberg, Lorin Industries, Inc.
Lorin’s ClearMatt® Architectural Class I finish for exterior applications is ideal for architectural projects for a range of architectural and construction applications, including in the use of exterior paneling and cool roofs.
ClearMatt® offers a beautiful metal look that only comes from anodized aluminum. ClearMatt® Architectural Class I finish meets the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) standard for high performance anodic finishes. Designers looking for an anodized aluminum product with natural metallic beauty that is formable for most exterior applications will find a clear choice in Lorin’s ClearMatt®.
ClearMatt® is an excellent product application for “cool roofs”, meaning the material can be used in designs that require roofs to remain relatively cool in warm temperature conditions. When used as part of cool roof design, ClearMatt® decreases roof temperatures, which can extend the service life of the roof, and reduces energy costs by decreasing A/C requirements. Cool roofs also benefit the environment by reducing the urban heat island effect (air temperature), lowering peak electrical demand, and reducing power plant emissions brought on by the reduction of cooling energy use in buildings. ClearMatt® anodized aluminum works because its translucent protective layer allows the metal’s natural reflectivity to shine through while offering outstanding corrosion protection.