Do Silver Tarps Reflect Heat? The Basics of Tarp Colors

Tarp Colors Aren’t Just Aesthetic. They Impact Temperature, Too

It’s a hot and sunny summer day, and your backyard barbecue will be kicking off in a few hours. You’ve got several coolers filled with ice, food, and beverages, and you want to provide them with some shade. You’ve got two tarps to choose from: one black, the other silver. Will one of these do a better job? Do silver tarps reflect heat, or is that just a myth?


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