Your shingled roof likely absorbs the sun’s energy, heating your home and the atmosphere around your house. An alternative for the standard roof is a “cool” roof, designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less of our Texas heat. Adding a cool roof can be as simple as applying a coat of light-colored reflective paint or as involved as replacing existing roofing materials with highly reflective shingles or tiles.
For more information on cool roofs, visit: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/energy-efficient-home-design
We respectfully acknowledge that the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is located on traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. We honor the ancestry, heritage, and gifts of all Indigenous Peoples who were sustained by these lands and give thanks to them. We are grateful that these lands continue to provide enrichment for many people today. [More…]