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Solar Reflection Melts Siding...a thought

Paul Pollets
Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,620
Dan's story regarding a home with melted vinyl siding caused by the neighbor's reflective windows gives a pause for thought...

Temperatures in excess of 180 were observed.

Why not put a heat exchanger panel behind the hot wall? Replace the siding with aluminum or copper clad panels and heat your house or make DHW, courtesy of the neighbor's windows... 

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  • EricAune
    EricAune Member Posts: 432
    I know these people,

    This same conversation has been brought up.  Their main concern is the fact that their house is melting.  Can't blame them.  
    "If you don't like change, your going to like irrelevance even less"
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,840
    Why not cover it with....

    SOlar collectors. Heck, you could paint the absorbers GREEN, and they'd work just fine.

    TIme to take advantage of a good situation IMPO.

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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