The practice involves painting your roof in a white paint mixture, which proponents say saves on energy bills, cuts temperatures by 6-7C, and eliminates the need for aircon for 20 years
Painting your roof (whether sloped or flat) can save big on energy bills Pic: Village photography / Shutterstock
‘Cool roofing’ – a practice in which homeowners paint their roofs white in a bid to cool down the temperature inside – is gaining popularity in France.
The practice is inspired by buildings such as the famous cliff houses in the Cyclades, which are entirely painted in white.
Proponents say that painting your roof white can:
Cool down the interior temperature
Increase the longevity of the roof materials
Enable homeowners to save money on energy bills
The practice is become more well-known in France, especially from an eco-friendly position as a result of rising energy costs. A poll by online property website Drimki found that 55% of people in France are considering renovating their homes to become more eco-efficient as a priority.
‘Cool roofing’ is a term that comes from the US. It involves painting property roofs with reflective white paint. This means that the roof absorbs less heat and keeps cool air inside the property.
Around 30% of energy leaks happen through normal roofs.
The painting also helps to maintain the roof mate
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