efficiency comes in a variety of colors. Lighter colors are usually the first choice. If you have a flat roof, like the Eichler homes in Marin and Sonoma counties, you can use a white roof coating to reflect the sun’s rays and reduce heat absorption. White works for a flat roof because from the curb, the color of your roof can’t be seen.
Severe weather events and shifting climate norms are creating renewed interest in energy efficient homes.
Even for those of us living in the relatively mild climate of the Bay Area, an energy efficient home can mean a significant reduction in our energy bills.
Spring is a great time to tackle those periodic maintenance tasks in and around the house. Now that the sun is out, and the rains have stopped, climbing on a ladder to inspect your roof may not be the first thing that springs to mind.