Much like the color of your shirt affects your body temperature in the sunshine, the color of your roof affects the temperature of your home. We want to make sure you understand the difference between a dark colored roof and a light colored roof and what it does for your home’s efficiency.
Dark vs. Light Colored Roofs
Simple science and color reflectiveness explains the difference between dark colored roofs versus light colored roofs. Dark colors absorb heat while light colors reflect. When it comes to your roof, there are advantages and disadvantages to each color.
Dark roofs add curb appeal to your home, especially in Arizona as many homes have cream sides. The darker you roof is, the less efficient your roof becomes and your energy bill my reflect this. White is the color that absorbs the least amount of heat, but may not be your first choice in color for a new roof. Luckily, you have several light colored options when it comes to a new roof. There are a variety of tans, greys, and creams to choose from.
Installing a dark colored roof is not a bad choice if you understand the additional costs that come with it. Additional heat inside your home will force your air conditioning to run more frequently. Consequently, this can drive your energy bill up.
A Helpful Alternative
If you have decided to install a darker colored roof, you do have alternative options to keeping your home efficient. Installing proper attic ventilation can be a great addition to your roofing system. A vent will allow cool air to flow through your attic and warm air to be pushed out. By doing so, you will be cooling your attic, roof, and home.
When it comes to your roof, having one that is most efficient and provides the best curb appeal for your tastes is important. If you already have a dark colored roof, adding ventilation can help with your efficiency. Ready to install a new roof? Craven Construction is here to help you make an educated choice and provide you with a free estimate to execute your choice.
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About Craven Construction
Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 16 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.
Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.