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RE: [hreg] Roof venting vs. insulated roof

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  • refuge@wt.net
    solar screen is effective in windows that are mainly on east/west side of your home or business that get direct sunlight. the only con is how ugly they look...
    Message 1 of 13 , Feb 22, 2006
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      solar screen is effective in windows that are mainly on east/west side of your
      home or business that get direct sunlight. the only con is how ugly they
      look... getting good 2" or similar blinds are also effective... miniblinds are
      a joke. later

      Quoting Tai-Lin Hong <tailinux@...>:

      > Is solar screen also effective in reducing AC consumption of electricity?
      >
      > Tai Hong
      >
      > Karl Rabago <krabago@...> wrote:
      > When my old asphalt roof in Austin got taken out by a microburst hail
      > storm, I went to metal. And I had radiant barrier decking put down first -
      > shiny side up. Then I had the roofer run wood lathe - about 2x2, I think,
      > vertically and mount the metal on that. The radiant barrier and passive
      > venting effect, as well as the enhanced reflection of the metal roof
      > immediately knocked 25% off my electric bill. And it allowed me to drop a ton
      > on the AC compressor when that needed replacing a year later - saved capital
      > and even more operating costs.
      >
      > karl
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: hreg@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Robert Johnston
      > Sent: Sun 05-Feb-06 11:03 AM
      > To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [hreg] Roof venting vs. insulated roof
      >
      > Thanks to all who've joined in. I still hope to hear of someone who can
      > visit a home in So. Oklahoma and make recommendations on new roofing and
      > energy redesign.
      >
      >
      >
      > One question as a followup to the roofing ideas. If you have to put a whole
      > new roof and possibly decking in anyway, what is the best system to go in
      > with in that climate (which is drier than Houston)? I am hearing
      > soffits/attic fans from many of you. But is that better, or is it better to
      > go with a different system entirely considering it is a new roof? For
      > example, I've heard folks here talk about sprinkler systems on roofs (in OK
      > I'd think that would work better than here).
      >
      >
      >
      > What about the insulated roofing system we saw on the Home Tour this fall
      > that Laverne Williams showed? Is that suitable for a retrofit? Or is it
      > only working so well because he designed it into a new construction?
      > (Laverne?)
      >
      >
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      >
      >
      > Robert Johnston
      >
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