Cool your home by painting your roof: World’s whitest paint on track to be sold to public

Posted

Cool Your home by Painting your Roof: World’s whitest paint on track to be sold to public

The lead researcher behind the whitest paint ever made says the highly-reflective paint is on track to be sold to the general public, who could someday cool their homes simply by painting their roof.

News of the paint, certified by the Guinness World Record book, has made a splash around the world. It’s intended to one day reduce or eliminate the need for air conditioning, according to the researchers who developed it.

In fact, the paint reflects 98.1% of solar radiation while also emitting infrared heat.

Because the paint absorbs less heat from the sun than it emits, a surface coated with this paint is cooled below the surrounding temperature without consuming power.

Read it all here: Cool your home

Courtesy of USA Today

Article by Doyle Rice