Natural and Thrifty in 365: #281 Convert to a Cool Roof

If you are building a new home or looking for ways to upgrade your current home, consider installing a cool roof.

Cool roof materials are designed to reflect heat away from your home and allow you to reduce the temperature of your roof by up to 50 degrees (F).  This then reduces the amount of heat that is transferred into your home.  Reduce your energy usage and save money by cutting down on cooling costs with a cool roof.

Visit the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency to find out more information including benefits, costs, and how to decide which type of cool roof is right for your home.

Photo courtesy of DK Design Studio.

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