Metal Roofs: Keeping Your Home Cooler in the Summer

When it comes to roofing systems, metal is often the material of choice. But does a metal roof make your home hotter? The answer is no - metal roofs don't heat homes any more than any other roof. Any dark-colored material, such as asphalt shingles, ceramic tiles, wood, etc., will absorb heat at approximately the same rate. Using the same color in different materials is unlikely to lead to a significant difference in roof temperature. As an expert in metal roofing and cladding, I can tell you that metal roofs are actually great for keeping your home cooler.

This is because they reflect the sun's rays, rather than absorbing them like other materials. To help keep your home cool during the summer, some metal roof installers will include overlay ventilation (ASV). Metal exposed directly to the sun will certainly heat up, but whether it heats up more or less than other roofing materials has to do with color and finish. Thermal insulation plays one of the most important roles in determining the temperature of your home: when a house is properly insulated, the heat from a metal roof will escape to the outside, not inside. For homeowners, building owners and anyone interested in metal roofing and cladding, this is useful information to know.

It's important to understand that metal roofs are not necessarily going to make your home hotter - in fact, they can actually help keep it cooler!When it comes to roofing system components, there is more than just metal. But when it comes to keeping your home cool during the summer months, metal roofs are definitely worth considering.

Roberta Neubecker
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