Saving money and the environment come into play by painting your roof white. The color white reflects heat, which causes less warmth to be absorbed by the house. Thus, you should have lower energy bills on hotter days.

Aside from saving on energy bills, there is the greater issue of doing your part to combat global warming. Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and a Nobel prize-winning scientist said that painting roofs white or another light color would help reduce global warming by reflecting sunlight into space. This would be like removing every vehicle from the planet for 11 years

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