On The Level - The Home Improvement Blog
About our bloggers
Contact our bloggers

It works for UPS! Having a white roof helps keep the truck cool. Photo courtesy of Ateo Fiel.

Quick Way to Cool Your Home

Fighting global warming may be as easy as painting flat roofs white. According to Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu, a white roof reflects solar heat back into space and could reduce electrical usage for air conditioners by 15 percent. Some states, such as California, are already requiring commercial buildings to have white roofs. This would also reduce the "heat island" effect found in many cities since roofs account for one-quarter of a city's surface area. Seems like a good idea to me. Thoughts?


Login or Register to Comment
Title/Content Author
No comments yet

About  | FAQ  | Contact  | Sitemap  | Privacy Policy  | Terms of Use  | Help

© 2017 Renovate Your World LLC