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Future House: Solar Reflective Roof Shingles

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey explores the design and testing of asphalt roof shingles that can reflect some of the sun’s heat away from the building.


Ross toured the Saint-Gobain R&D Facility in Massachusetts. The solar reflective shingles with 20% or less solar reflectivity that Ross saw are Landmark and Landmark Pro Solaris shingles.

The highly solar reflective shingles with up to 40% solar reflectivity are Landmark Solaris Platinum shingles. These are all manufactured by CertainTeed.