In an effort to make your new home as green and energy efficient as possible, you are examining ways to save energy. Look up at your roof. The roof is exposed to the hot sun in summer and is also where most heat escapes in the winter. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about energy-efficient roofing choices.
Question 1 of 10
What percentage of utility costs goes to heating and cooling an average home?
Question 2 of 10
What is your home's first and best defense against outside environmental extremes?
Question 3 of 10
What property does the most energy-efficient roofing material have?
Question 4 of 10
By what percentage can reflective roofs reduce their surface temperature as compared to a traditional roof?
Question 5 of 10
What is another property you should look for when choosing a roofing material?
Question 6 of 10
What is the next important consideration after roofing materials choice, which will increase the energy efficiency of your home?
Question 7 of 10
What is a good energy saving step that you can take if you have a flat roof on your home?
Question 8 of 10
By how many degrees can roofing materials that carry the Energy Star label reduce roof surface temperatures?
Question 9 of 10
By how many degrees can a quality light-colored roof coating decrease the surface temperatures of an existing roof?
Question 10 of 10