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All roofs need to be replaced. When it is time to replace yours, make the cool choice--pick a roofing material that reflects sunlight and keeps your home and city cool. Here are some resources to help you:

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For cities and communities:

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White roofs reflect sunlight, keeping our buildings and cities cooler. For example, a white roof in temperate or tropical regions absorbs about 70% less sunlight than an ordinary roof. White roofs cool the human environment as well as the atmosphere, and reduce our need for air conditioning.

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