I bought 1426 Ives Pl SE on 12/08/2010.

This is a photo chronology of the demo and remodeling.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

roof painting

Secretary Chu says we should paint our roofs white.

On Friday, I heeded his advice.

If you do this, be sure to use a poly-elastomer paint that will expand and contract with the weather.  1 gallon per 100 square feet


  1. Excellent! But only paint if you have a flat roof. I looked into this a year or so ago when I read about painting roofs, and asphalt-shingled sloped roofs shouldn't be painted, according to the Cool Roofs Rating Council. I'll just have to wait until we need a new roof to use light colored shingles, which won't be for many years (I hope!).

  2. I wouldn't recommend replacing your roof with a white roof if the paint is in good condition. Doing so would only mean unnecessary costs. However, if your roof is in need of replacement, a white roof would be the best option, especially if you are an eco-friendly citizen. :)

    Roslyn Petermann

  3. This is a very helpful post for me. As you see, we’re already planning to replace the roofs and I never considered having a white roof. After watching the video linked here, I think that will be the best choice for now. Thanks for this post! :)

    -- Lino Kosters