Sunday, April 8, 2012

“COOL ROOFS” to conserve energy

“Cool roof” is nothing but a roof on which a special coating is applied to reduce the amount of heat it absorbs. Generally these coatings are white in color.

Conventional i.e. dark colored roofs absorb more heat during summer and heat transfer takes place which transfers heat to people staying down below. Because of this heat transfer, the temperature in the houses below start escalating and people are forced to switch on their AC’s.

So this “Cool roof” phenomenon reduces heat absorption and transmission which reduces the chances of switching your AC on. So this technology not only reduces heat absorption, it also saves on your electricity bill and indirectly cuts down on carbon emissions which leads to a cooler, greener and more sustainable planet.


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