Last week, we replaced our 23 year old conventional roof with a cool roof. The roofers also removed the skylight and installed new flashing and sealer all around each skylight to minimize air infiltration.
I forgot to take a picture of the old roof. The new one is lighter in color and contains blue and white grains that reflect sunlight.
Unfortunately, financial incentives for cool roofs vary with the % reduction of energy consumption. Because we never had air conditioning, we won't show any reduction in energy use. We'll get the lowest rebate possible. It's so unfair that we are punished for past responsible behavior. We hope to feel more comfortable in our home, however.
Photos from the LA city archives now online
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