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?
Which city does NOT have higher standards than federal requirements for cool roofing?
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.
Which option helps cool a roof without involving paint or shingles?
- Rolls of plastic
- Sprayed-on foam
Which material is NOT a common cool roofing material?
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."