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October 11, 2010

Green Your Roof: Solar Panels

Put solar panels on your roof
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 #1: Harness the Sun

If your roof receives a fair amount of sunlight, consider following the president's lead by installing solar panels, which should face south if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. Panels can be pricey, so don't forget to take advantage of state and federal rebates for solar installation.

Tip #2: Sprout a Green Roof

Tip #3: Paint It White

Tip #4: Install a Rainwater Harvesting System

Tell us: Have you installed solar panels?

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