Styrofoam addition makes roofs eco-friendly

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Washington, July 5 (ANI): Soon, homeowners seeking energy efficiency and savings could be making an environmentally friendly addition to their roofs, with a Styrofoam piece specifically designed for air ventilation covered with foil that can be installed on top of a standard shingle roof.

Billy Ellis Roofing, a Fort Worth, Texas-based roofing company, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are testing the new roof system called 'Thermadeck insulation'.

Taking advantage of the simple science that heat rises, the Thermadeck insulation equipped with air gaps helps move hot air up and away from the roof in an effective, cost efficient way without compromising the quality of the roof. (ANI)

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