California Architect Thinks About White Roofs

Working in residential and commercial roofing, as with other lines of business, one looks for ways to innovate. If every building had a white roof, we would be able to cool the surrounding areas. That is the reasoning behind a California law about to go into effect next month requiring light reflective roofs on all new buildings. Looking for the best gutter guards on the market? Roofers like Longmont roofers are well versed in innovative designs such as this. The material has not been fully established, although it is expected that it will be the next factor regulators will focus on. Sites like provide plenty of versatile alternatives and as such is a likely candidate for one of the materials to be accepted in these new laws.


Here, architect Richard Meier and his partner Michael Palladino whose services you can hire at have apparently created a design to go one further. It’s entirely white; roofs, walls, and interiors.


So this luxury design of a cool and airy Southern California beach house is glamorous and climate friendly. If you’re looking to get a roof like this, you can hire experts like this Roof Repair service in Nampa and install gutters for your home in Coatesville, PA.white-roofs-3

Well, no. The McMansion-sized size of the thing at  4,280-sq.-ft is not so planet friendly; because it takes more energy to heat and cool a larger space. But this house would be well suited for a ground heat exchange to passively heat and cool itself with 55 degree air cooled from 10 feet under the ground.

As architects in California get closer to 2020, they are looking to learn more about roofing marketing. They are looking into way to market the place on the structural integrity of the rook. They will need to think more about passive cooling and heating and zero energy houses, as that will be the law by 2020. All new building must be zero energy by then.

Incorporate solar roofing on the white roof by has added to the look and is efficient, and this could be a zero energy house.


The blue of a solar roof would visually extend right out to the ocean, as suggested by this website. (And conceal that horrible mess of mechanical contraptions on that roof.) White elastomeric cool roof paint under the solar panels would help cool the modules making them more efficient on hot days, and if you’re looking for the best roofing services for your home, visit experts’ websites like

But are architects thinking about these things?

With 2020 almost upon us:  “The beams at the roof, located above the horizontal framing, express the structural rhythm and layering of components,” explains the architect. “This cadence is repeated with the joinery of the painted aluminum exterior wall panels and modular windows. The mass of the exterior plaster walls are juxtaposed to the transparent glazed facades, creating a mosaic of layered materials.”


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