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The Green Life: Green Your Roof: Go White

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October 13, 2010

Green Your Roof: Go White

Paint your roof white We hope that President Obama's recent decision to install solar panels on the White House roof will inspire others to rethink their shingles. This week's tips are about methods to make your roof eco-friendly. 

Tip #3: Lighten Up

One of the easiest ways to green your roof is to paint it white. This affordable home-improvement trick earned the support of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who said that a unified switch to heat-reflecting white roofs and pavement would be the emissions-reducing equivalent of taking all the world's cars off the road for 11 years.

Tell us: Has a white roof lowered your energy bills?


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