- Oct 17, 2014
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I mean, its a nifty idea that they made a white paint that's even more reflective. We already saw an experiment like this repainting streets in I believe LA (I am sure it was California, just not sure if LA) and this caused a significant reduction in nearby temperatures including needs for A/C to run in houses during summer. I mean logically lighter colors absorb less heat than darker colors so it would help reduce temperatures in homes.
Anyways, problem with this idea is what are the effects of doing this on a grand scale or even just a single neighborhood? What about keeping it clean, will that require significant time and investment to keep these structures clean for it to work better? How about making it (Based on responses, its hard)? How long does it last? All these things have to be considered and more. Truth be told, I think a lot of people would be smarter just doing very light grays/whites on houses and roofs to reduce temperatures in homes alone. There are always alot more cost to ideas like this that are supposed to help the "climate crisis" than shown.
However, once I again I think its pretty cool!
I mean every day I go to work I see people lined up at expensive car washes with their giant SUV's, even though said SUV is spotless clean already (they seem to have some weird addiction I don't know), so I mean their waste is far less than a power washer rinsing a roof off for 15 minutes... it takes what 5 minutes to get ladder out of garage, 5 more to hook it all up, no need to get on roof cause its a power washer... should be done in 15 tops, maybe 20 if you have a big roof and need to move ladder around house.
So clean is easy imo.
Doesn't matter to me about climate crisis, but my energy bill in summer would go down that's for sure.