Future You - Episode 64
Posted by Tim
The best time to fix your roof is when the sun is shining” -JFK (1962)
Makes sense… but it’s also the hottest and brightest time to do the work. Maybe we can re-word it to suggest:
‘The best time to fix your roof is between dusk and dawn during a full moon… AND then, while fixing it, ‘Redirect light away from your house with a cool roof’? - Future You (2023)
To help you ‘Redirect light away from your house with a cool roof’ here’s a simple 2-step process:
Your Future You wants to remind you there are three ways to redirect light:
*The invisibility cloak, is almost ready (will we be able to see it once it works?)
P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing Companies help you ‘Redirect light away from your house with a cool roof’ by… (stay with us here) directing light from the sun (and away from your house’s coof roof) indirectly into your eyes by enticing you to focus on cool interior furnished houses so this light energy attracts and directs your eyes to track that nifty pull-out sofa you can use when guests come to visit. Phew! Oof. Okay. Maybe next time, we can just say, Corporate Housing Companies don’t ‘Redirect light away from your house with a cool roof’, so just appreciate you can see cool roofs.
P.P.S. - We would also like to go on the record that adding a cool roof to your house pushes the limit of ‘simple’ in ‘Simple Sustainable Actions.’
Why does this ‘Future You’ Series exist? What’s it about?
A cool roof system is specifically designed to redirect light away from your home. This means that a cool roof absorbs less solar energy, which at first glance you may think would be a bad thing. However, a cooler house exterior (at least in summer) can keep you cool while inside, which means less of a need for running the AC on high.