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Reader blog: how your roof affects your energy consumption.

"One of the keys to being energy-conscious is in the details around your home. This includes the type of roof you choose when building or replacing an old one. One of the best ways to have a green roof is to look into a 'cool roof when planning your next home improvement project.

"This particular type of roof is designed to absorb much less heat than a standard roof. It reflects the sunlight from the surface, which can be done several different ways--from reflective paint to reflective shingles to tiles. It might not seem extremely significant, but the installation of a cool roof can reduce the temperature of the surface by more than 50 degrees."

--from Living Life Green by Bobbi Peterson

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Title Annotation:Grit.com: Celebrating Rural America 24 Hours a Day ...
Author:Peterson, Bobbi
Publication:Grit
Date:Mar 1, 2017
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