A lot of homeowners when they inquire about metal roofing ask the same question: Will a metal roof make my house hotter? The answer to that question depends on two main factors.
|Black Single Ply||6.2||6.7||6.4||6.0|
|Gray Single Ply||23.1||13.5||27.2||20.2|
|White Single Ply||68.7||16.7||68.3||75.0|
|White Fiberglass Shingles||25.3||9.9||27.0||25.2|
|Asphalt Shingle With Elastomeric Coating||71.4||16.7||80.0||69.1|
|White Fiber Cement Roofing Shingle||76.6||18.1||85.9||74.0|
|Painted White Metal Roofing||66.6||18.2||73.2||65.4|
|Red Cement Tile||17.6||7.0||13.1||23.1|
|White Concrete Tile (Barrel)||72.8||22.0||77.7||73.4|
With that said, black metal roofing is trending right now in hot climate areas, and with the right cool paint finish, it can still reflect heat better than asphalt shingles.
When properly installed, the intake and exhaust vents in your attic will yield continuous airflow through your attic. This continuous airflow reduces heat and moisture buildup.
With standing-seam metal roofing, there are specific ventilation systems and materials that work best to keep the air moving in and out of the attic without penetrating the roof itself.
CG Roofing is a Jacksonville, FL metal roofing company specializing in cool roofing technologies for metal roofing materials. Call us today for a free estimate.