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Old 03-27-2008, 06:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What happens when the foil starts ripping and blowing away in the wind? Foil isnt very strong. Maybe try some sheet metal?

Might as well just have an old tin roof.
In an ideal world (lots of money, no complaining neighbors) I would do that as a "second roof" so that there is an airspace serving as an insulation layer between the roof and the tin roof. This way the main roof would remain shaded and would not have any of the "hot tin roof" parts convecting heat to the house.

Better yet, with even more money, the tin roof would be solar panels generating at least enough electricity to power an AC unit. Shade and AC all in one!!!!

WaxyChicken, how windy does it get where you are?

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