or get black sheets, or carpet, theres alot of black carpet available, its kinda strange, but you could use that cheap black carpet stuff as a solar collector/radiator if you drilled some holes in it and hung it over a window
I had my window sills painted black and some other stuff at my last uninsulated place. I left it like that too the landlord is a lazy ***. He hasn't done any work to the house since he moved in 30 yrs ago so I was forced to do many improvements. no insulation, 100 year old windows drives you to these things.
Thats how I was getting to 75 degrees on sunny days in the middle of winter, black carpet, black sills, dark cloth, that houses' heating system wasn't capable of heating the house to that temp.
I was also using seal and peal.
During the month of January you get the best sun for this too, because the rays of the sun come further into your house than in Feb. So during the height of winter I was getting my best results, pretty paradoxical, huh?
That house is a tragedy and I should've never moved there in the first place cheap rent is appealing though.
Ford's or GM's (cant remember) production building in Detroit have green roofs. On the long therme, its simply more efficient cause you dont have to change the roof cover every 15-20 year). Also, its offer a great protection in summer for the extreme heat. Also a major point is that big building aint a dead zone anymore, life can grow.
Yeah , It's the FORD plant. I saw a documentary about it a while back.
Stores water as well as adding thermal insulation and helping the air conditioning costs and heating costs as another benefit.
Good to see industry getting aware and acting on this.
Fly into any major city and the area of roofing over factories and warehouses is vast.