Florida woman fights HOA for right to heat-reflective roof

An Orlando, Fla., resident is battling with her homeowners association for the right to install lighter-colored roof tiles on her home that would reflect heat and lower her energy bills. The association has recommended that Charlie Piper install dark reflective shingles instead, a move that would cost her $10,000 more. Piper is likely to seek mediation in the dispute, citing a state law that requires homeowners associations to allow residents to undertake energy-saving measures.

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