Energy-Saver Paints Ames IA

Local resource for energy saver paints in Ames, IA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to radiant barrier insulation, energy saving products, heat reflecting paint as well as information on energy saving paint and content on painting.

Gearold E Gull Painting
(515) 382-2285
18783 620th Ave
Nevada, IA
 
Bergeson Painting
(641) 377-2688
67165 180th St
Nevada, IA
 
Taylor Painting & Restoration, Llc.
(515) 202-4113
2497 225Th Trail
Winterset, IA

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Mike Wolfe Painting
(319) 393-3764
Cedar Rapids, IA

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S. B. Bolson & Sons
(563) 382-5752
415 Washington St.
Decorah, IA

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Scenic City Decorating
(515) 382-2776
1019 11th St
Nevada, IA
 
Justin Howerton Painting
(515) 387-8606
31100 653rd Ave
Maxwell, IA
 
Cullen Painting
(319) 339-7899
1558 Iwv Rd Sw
Oxford, IA

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Heg Painting Co.
(712) 225-4513
1218 South 2Nd Street
Cherokee, IA

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Pospisil Painting, Inc.
(319) 362-4356
758 58Th Ave Ct. Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA

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US Energy Secretary Calls for White Roofs to Fight Global Warming

Bermuda roof tops We all know that light colors reflect more sunlight, while dark colors absorb more energy.  This simple formula can also be translated into the house remodeling.  The US Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, says that painting rooftops white reflects sun rays and will save money on household energy bills. 

Light colored paint, and other reflective surfaces, reduce temperatures along with the need for air-conditioning, which reduces the energy bill.  This would also reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, since producing electricity generates its own greenhouse-gas emissions and cooler houses would require less electricity to be consumed.
 
More pale surfaces could also slow global warming by reflecting heat into space rather than allowing it to be absorbed by dark surfaces where it is trapped by greenhouse gases and increases temperatures.  The Nobel Prize-winning physicist said that lightening roofs and roads in urban environments would offset the global warming effects of all the cars in the world for 11 years.  This would also reduce the “heat island” effect in urban areas.

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, by Keith Johnson, California will soon begin to require roofs to be painted light colors.  "Using “cool colored” paint on sloping roofs—as California will require starting this summer—would lead to a global reduction on the order of 24 billion tons."
 
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