Quick and simple, Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) measures a surface’s ability to reject solar heat.
It is a composite measure of a surface’s solar reflectance (how well a surface reflects) and emittance (releases) absorbed solar radiation.
But what does that mean in the real world? The lower the SRI, the hotter a material is likely to become in the sunlight: Think running barefoot on burning coals…get the picture?
What to remember in all of this? Dark colors = Low SRI= Traps heat Light colors= High SRI= Reflects heat
While dark colors are super trendy in outdoor design right now, they are a better fit for decorative bandings or on surfaces where people don’t walk barefoot. For pool decks, patios & other places people are likely to walk barefoot, stick with light-colored materials with high SRI values.
For SRI details in regards to Techo-Bloc products, please press here.