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Sustainable Roofs Quiz
by Staff
Even the roof over your head can confer social benefits. By reducing the heat radiated into the atmosphere and helping to insulate your home, a cooler roof can benefit the environment as a whole.

What's the name of the newly identified phenomenon that describes the increased ambient temperatures in cities?

  • Greenhouse localization
  • Heat island effect
  • City warming

According to scientific research, how much money could be saved in energy costs with the implementation of worldwide reflective roofing?

  • $600 billion
  • $600 million
  • $60 million

What's the coolest color for a roof?

  • Brown
  • Peach
  • White

Which city does NOT have higher standards than federal requirements for cool roofing?

  • Chicago
  • Atlanta
  • Austin

Which type of roof is cooler?

  • Treated shingles
  • Treated metal
  • Untreated metal

True or false: A "living roof" covered with plants is considered a cool roof.

  • True
  • False

Which option helps cool a roof without involving paint or shingles?

  • Gutters
  • Rolls of plastic
  • Sprayed-on foam

Which material is NOT a common cool roofing material?

  • Tar
  • Clay tiles
  • Glass

How long can you expect your clay-tiled roof to last?

  • 15 years
  • 50 years
  • 100 years

True or false: A single-ply thermoset roof is sometimes called a "rubber roof."

  • True
  • False