White Roofs Can Make A Difference

 

A little Strange BUT…..

Although to my knowledge there have been no intentional white roof studies concerning global climate cooling on a concentrated large area. We have, by happenstance created a laboratory in the creation of white reflective roof surfaces in the Almería province of southern Spain.
Now whether or not you are a climate change advocate the point is we can, as a community, substantially alter average temperatures in a given area with white reflective roof surfaces. This is not theory but fact as the environment in Almería province has proven change with the introduction of white roofs.
From the lens of a passing satellite, Almería province is one of the most recognizable spots on the planet. The white roofs of tens of thousands of closely packed plastic greenhouses form a blanket of mirrored light beaming into space.1
In a real-world 2008 case study of large-scale cooling from increased reflectivity, it was found that the has cooled 1.6 °C over a period of 20 years compared to surrounding regions, as a result of polythene-covered greenhouses being installed over a vast area that was previously open desert. In the summer the farmers whitewash these roofs to cool their plants down.2

So, besides a Duro-Last white roof being the best investment for your building you are, in some fractional sense helping to cool the climate outside your building are well

Written by Brad Glass

References:

  1.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/sep/21/spain.gilestremlett
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflective_surfaces_(geoengineering)

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Humidity and Roofing Seams, What’s on your Roof?

  • Longevity of your roof system is directly affected by the climate it’s installed in, and the weakest point of any roof is it’s seams.

  • The reason for Duro-Last’s superior durability and longevity are the seams , which are hot air welded, and as a result are impervious to leaks throughout it’s life.

  • Welded seams are not affected by humidity whereas glued/fully adhered systems are susceptible to defects when installed in a high humidity environment.

Duro-Last eliminates the variable of humid weather installation with heat welded seams, and is ideal for Ohio valley roofing weather climates.

 

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Roof Top Solar Panels

The growth of rooftop solar (or photo-voltaic – PV) systems has exploded over the past few years, helped by incentive programs, technological improvements, and the need for alternative energy sources because of rising costs. The Duro-Last roofing system is particularly effective for rack-mounted rooftop solar systems. It’s precision-fabricated to fit each building, and delivered to the job site with up to 85% of membrane seaming completed in our factory. Custom fabricated flashings for roof-penetrating support structures eliminate most rooftop labor from these critical areas. Pre-made rack flashing can mean a faster roofing system installation as well. Call Us For More Info (513) 923-1818

Energy Savings Research Information : Berkeley Lab ResearchSolar Panel Roof Top

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Updated Contact Info

20150423_130658Last month we moved our offices.  Please take a few minutes and update your contact information for us to:

 

Rainbow Enterprises Inc.
1116 Kemper Meadow Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45240
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513-923-1818
SERVICE AND REPAIR
513-923-4496

 

Spring is here, and that means Roofing season is in full swing. We are here for all your Roofing Needs.
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Duro-Last is your best option for Flat and low slope roofs.
Call us for your next roof project. 513-923-1818
The Duro-Last Advantage
  • 365 days a year installation
  • Resistant to Fire
  • Installs Over Old Roof (Without Tear-off)
  • Saves $$$$ with a White Roof membrane that doesn’t usually require a tear off
We are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 to 5:00, Year round to service all your roofing needs. Give us a call, or email us today.
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