Does a White Roof Reflect Heat?

Answer The color white has long been known to reflect heat and light. There is an increasing interest in using this phenomenon in association with roofing materials as a way to reduce heating costs in bui... Read More »

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Does a dark metal roof absorb more heat than white?

Black or dark surfaces absorb more sunlight than lighter-colored surfaces. As a result, the dark-colored roofs are hotter than light-colored roofs. White roofs actually reflect the light, which is ... Read More »

Why are solar covers for pools blue shiny and smooth if the idea is to absorb the heat not reflect it?

The solar blanket is designed to retain thermal energy not to collect it. Covering the pool at night will help trap heat gain. I'm sure the colour is not important other than for looks. The air in... Read More »

Why does the color black absorb and white reflect the sun?

Objects have different colors dependent upon the visible spectrum, and how much light is reflected and absorbed. Black objects absorb all colors of light, reflecting very little. White objects, con... Read More »

How do I install heat tape on the roof?

Measure the overhang of the roof in feet, and add 1. Add the measure of the perimeter of the roof in feet and the measure of the gutter in feet to the result. Add the length of the downspout.Clip t... Read More »