Interesting fact

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by goathappy, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I had to go to the doctor's today and I was reading a magazine while I was waiting and there was a little article in there that said the effects of global warming could be reduced if everybody were to paint the roofs of their houses and other buildings white. It was some study conducted in England I think, and they said that the cooling effects of painting all roofs white would be the equivalent of turning every car off for the next decade. Interesting huh? :)
     
  2. citylights

    citylights New Member

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    hmm..thats interesting!

    although I dont think our log house would look good with a white roof!
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    that is ......very interesting..... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  5. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Interesting....my barn roof is white painted tin, so thats a start!
     
  6. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    3 of our barns are white! :wink:
     
  7. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    All of our barn roofs are silver(most outbuildings are silver or white anyway) and silver has the same effect as white. Another thing to think about, in the summer it would save a lot of energy with cooling houses because you don't have a big dark black roof absorbing all the sunlight on your house :)
     
  8. grandmajo

    grandmajo New Member

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    Oct 14, 2008
    Pioneer, Ohio
    We just reroofed our house with a really light grey colored shingle, the old shingles were black. I think that it's made a difference, the house seems to be staying cooler this summer. So, I'm thinking that what you posted makes a whole lot of sense!
     
  9. Anna

    Anna New Member

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    Oct 16, 2007
    Fayette, AL
    wow, that's pretty cool and it really des make a lot of sense... :) I think my house wold look really funny with a white roof too though.