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Consider using lighter colors and highly reflective roofing materials to keep your home cooler and reduce your energy bills during the summer months. Look for Energy Star rated materials.

 Roof Savings Calculator (RSC)

 Cool Roof Rating Council

 Energy Efficient Roof: Delivered by Reflective Roofing

Easy Scale: star rating ease of implementation [5]
(1-10 scale, 1 = Difficult and costly, 10 = simple and no cost or little effort)

Impact Scale: star rating impact of action [4]
(1-5 scale, 1 = Minor but worthwhile, 5 = Strong impact on environment)

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Darker tiles will absorb more heat, and increase your cooling bills.

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