FACTS about Public Roofing Procurement, and Oversight. Copyright 2010 by Robert R. Solomon

Friday, June 3, 2011

"White Roofs All Around You"

I know I discuss "Radiant Absorption" of  petroleum roof systems quite a bit here , and I also sing the praises of white, synthetic, reflective roof systems, as the answer to great energy savings, and overall value.

If I can't get through with SRI indexes, perhaps some more common uses will assist you.

Okay, this is a fleet of school buses you see every day, and everywhere.  Why would you imagine virtually all school buses have white tops?  The school buses have white tops, but the schools are asphalt convection ovens.  Where is the logic in that?

So, we covered the white roofs on virtually every school bus on earth.  Now I will illustrate yet another fleet applicatiion, Police Cars.  Certainly the roof helps identify the vehicle number, but I don't think it's a simple coincidence.

Okay, now we can see a taxi in Portland.  It is pretty typical of taxis you might find anywhere, but again, why the white roof? (we know all these answers already, so ignore my questions)

And now we will translate the same principle of reflectivity used in buses, police cars, and taxis, into a large white monolithic roof system.

Perhaps this will bring my campaign to educate government, a bit more in focus.  You don't put a petroleum roof system on any of the vehicles I've illustrated, any more than you would install it on a building.  It's because IT WORKS!  COSTS LESS MONEY! And therefor saves taxpayer dollars (20% on average).

Thank you to everyone  who visits with me here.  I've received a great number of encouraging letters from my colleagues in the roofing discipline, and  I am humbled that anyone cares what I have to say.

Please reject negativity in all forms, be good, and keep looking "UP"


Robert R. "Ron" Solomon

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