You may be wondering, are metal roofs hotter than shingle roofs? The short answer to that question is no and that metal roofs can actually be cooler than traditional roofs. Metal roofs are becoming more popular so here are some tips that can help you know more about your metal roof.
Hotter Or Cooler Colors
Metal roofs come in a few different colors. When choosing options for your roof lighter colors are known to be more reflective and are the better choice. Lighter colors are also more energy efficient due to their reflective qualities. These colors can include light blue, white, beige, light green and lighter bronze. In areas that have a lot of direct sunlight. While Utah only gets the most sunlight in the summer months, metal roofs can keep your home warmer or cooler depending on the outside temperature.
Factors To Consider For Metal Roofs
The finish and material that you choose for your metal roof can also impact the temperature of your home. In Utah it is important to keep in mind that the home should be kept cooler in the summer and warm in the winter. Metal roofs should be placed in an area in your home that is not a gathering place and make sure the room has quality insulation and ventilation.
Another positive aspect of metal roofing is that they are able to shed snow in the winter. This is a great point for Utah residents because winter weather can really affect your roof. Winter weather can cause problems such as leaking, falling ice, collapse and more. Metal roofing in areas that are snowy also can get more complicated to install so Kangaroof makes sure to be up on all codes and regulations for roofing in Utah.
How Should I Keep My House Cool?
Many metal roofs are treated with Energy Star finishes which can help the surface temperatures be up to 50 degrees cooler than traditional shingled roofs. Proper circulation of air out of your attic will also help your entire home to stay cooler. This will also prevent mold and mildew building up and causing extended problems in your roofing.
If you are wanting to reduce the heat of the metal further, planting tall trees that can provide shade for the roof can help to lower the overall temperature. Just be sure not to plant the trees too close to your home so that they can not cause damage to your foundation. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees 8-10 feet away from the home.
Another way to provide some shade for your roof is to install solar panels. Not only will this also help the energy use in your home but solar panels will be able to suck the sunlight and cover some of the metal on your roof keeping the amount of heat absorbed by the roof at a lower level.
Working With RW Design
As a family owned and operated company our business values hard work and peace of mind. We are a Recommended Roofer, which means you can count on our team to provide quality and professional installation. We will do our best to provide you with green products that ensure you and your home have a great life.
Before we install a metal roof to your home we will provide a free inspection to determine damage or if the roof is in need of repair before installing the new roof. We will also check your attic, gutters, soffits and more to ensure that they are all in proper order and performing correctly. You can read more about our process and reviews on our website here.