06:05AM | 01/31/03
Member Since: 01/30/03
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If white reflects light, wouldn't you save money on your summer electric bill, if you had a white roof? I never see any. Was just curious.


07:21AM | 01/31/03
Member Since: 12/30/02
46 lifetime posts
bubblegoose, you are correct in your statement.The only reason that you do not see more white roofs is there is no demand for them. At least that was what I was told.

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09:08AM | 02/01/03
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07:16PM | 02/01/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Hey bubblegoose, you never see any white roofs? or you never see any electricity savings?

Some of this depends on how much insulation you have and how much ventilation the attic has but thelighter colours do benefit you. White has become passe' partly because of the mildew problem. Stains show and don't look particularly nice.


01:17AM | 02/02/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Plenty of white roofs in my region. Most shingle manufacturers make a 'white' shingle that has white stones.

And yes they keep attics cooler.

Personal taste in roofing overcomes practicality in energy savings most often, however.

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