Reflective roofs to become a requirement for houses in Los Angeles

12/20/2013 | KCET-TV (Los Angeles)

Installation of cool roofs will be required at homes in Los Angeles for new or replacement roof projects under changes made to the city's municipal building code, according to this article. The mandate will allow residential roofs to reflect sunlight and reduce the amount of heat they absorb to cut down on the "urban heat island effect." This can also help roofs lessen temperatures indoors and help homeowners save on energy consumption.

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