Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mandate: White Roofs

You have the spare cash for this, of course.

The White House was aware that U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu would call for flat-topped roofs (both current and new construction) to be painted with white reflective paint.

...Chu indicated that government regulations would most likely have to require construction firms and developers to paint the flat roofs of building white, and slanted roofs colors that would reflect heat and energy.

Don't forget to 'sister' a doubling of your roof trusses for the snow buildup/extra weight.

HT: AmSpec

UPDATE: He'll want the asphalt streets painted white, too--another really, really, great idea for snow-prone areas.

1 comment:

Headless Blogger said...

Good point. These one-size-fits-all solutions that work in Arizona may not be the right answer for warm and sunny Wisconsin.

But what do I know? I didn't attend an Ivy League school.