Homeowners who have installed metal roofs may wonder how the material will impact the overall temperature of their homes. Metal roofs can change the temperature in your attic and home, but by how much? Kanga Roof has extensive experience installing and maintaining metal roofs. Working to keep your home at a comfortable temperature is possible when you have a metal roof. This blog will share insights on how to keep your home at a stable temperature and answer the question, will a metal roof increase the temperature in my attic?
The Roles of Insulation And Ventilation
Insulation and ventilation in your home are the factors that help keep your home at a comfortable temperature at different times of the year. Finding the correct balance of both is the best way to keep your home from shifting between extreme temperatures.
Ventilation helps to limit the amount of moisture that builds up in your home and attic. Limiting moisture can help prevent a plethora of problems specifically stagnant air and mold growth. If you have a properly installed metal roof, it will still allow hot air to escape and the cool air to circulate in the attic. Again, the right amount of insulation and ventilation will help keep your temperature stable.
Insulation can help improve the temperature in your attic because it is the barrier between temperature extremes and hot temperatures getting into your living spaces. Limit temperature fluctuations are done by having proper insulation in your attic, walls, garage, etc. This can help prevent your attic from collecting all the hot air and leaving the lower levels of your home to much colder temperatures.
Understanding The Temperature In Your Attic
The temperature of your attic can play a major role in how hot the rest of your home is. Excessively hot attics can make it hard to cool your home in the summer and in colder climates, it can lead to ice dams. The metal roof you implement can help prevent ice dams from forming, but it may lead to other problems depending on the color, installation, and more.
Roof Color Will Also Impact Temperature
Lighter-colored roofs will always have a reduced heat transfer than darker-colored roofs. No matter what material your roof is made out of, darker colors will always absorb more light and heat. Choosing a lighter color for your metal roof can help reflect light away from your home and help lower the temperature in your attic.
Install A Reflective Coating
An additional way to decrease the temperature in your attic is to have a reflective coating applied to your metal roof. Some manufacturers or even your roofing company can apply the coating before the metal sheets are even installed. The coatings will prevent too much heat absorption which will keep your home and attic cooler.
Additional Ways To Lower Attic Temperatures
- Seal air leaks
- Have soffit attic vents or ridge vents
- Install attic fans to remove heat during the summer
- Shade the attic
- Schedule regular roof maintenance
- Make roof repairs as quickly as possible
- Install radiant barriers that prevent heat from being absorbed
Metal Roofs From The Team At Kanga Roof
Investing in the right roof for your home will help you feel comfortable and save all year long. Metal roofs are one of the best options if you want to protect your home while also having the longest lifespan of a roof. Our team can help install, maintain, and repair any roof in Utah to ensure that your home stays comfortable.
Just like any roofing material, metal can experience its own problems and have drawbacks for certain homeowners. If you are struggling to determine what roofing material is right for you, our team can answer all your questions before you commit to a new roof. We also offer many colors of metal sheeting and asphalt shingles that can meet your unique needs. We have metal roofs in the following colors:
- Arctic White
- Polar White
- Sand White
- Light Stone
- Saddle Tan
- Desert Sand
- Light Brown
- Cocoa Brown
- Dark Brown
- Dark Red
- Rural Red
- Colony Green
- Burnished Slate
- Old Town Gray
- Gallery Blue
- Copper Metallic
- Charcoal Gray Crinkle
- Black Crinkle
- Bronze Crinkle
- Bare Steel/Rust
All of our metal roofs are backed by a warranty and our team will make any repairs that arise while the roofing material is on your home. Kanga Roof treats you like family and wants you to have the best experience possible.