While not commonly used as a roofing color option, white roofs have many energy-efficient properties, including the ability to reflect light and reduce heat transfer.
How Light Moves
Light has the ability to move through transparent surfaces. Through non-transparent materials, however, light is either absorbed or reflected in varying degrees.
Between Black and White
Color perception works in this way: we see white because all the colors in the light spectrum are being reflected. We see other colors because all other wavelengths are being absorbed, except for that one which we see.
Light Absorption in Roofing
The requests we get for white residential roofing options at AnyWeather Roofing has a lot to do with the concepts of light absorption and reflection. White and black are the ends of a spectrum. White surfaces are white because they reflect all color wavelengths. Black surfaces, on the other hand, are black because they absorb all color wavelengths. Reflecting as much light away from your home is a good method to prevent heat buildup in and around a home.
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