How Roof Color Affects the Temperature of Your House

When the summer months hit, it’s not always easy for you to control the internal temperature for your property. While many people are quick to simply blame outdoor temperatures, most people don’t realize that a roof will often determine the internal temperature of your home. Choosing a lighter colored roof can often make sure that the internal temperature of your home can stay cooler.  A lighter colored roof often has temperatures on your roofing structure up to 30% cooler and when this comes to a summer like Florida’s, this can add a lot of comfort into your home.

A cool roof can keep temperatures down and make sure that you can reduce your energy consumption. Cool roof technology is often designed with reflective paints and sheet coverings that can make sure that heat is reflected off the roof rather than absorbed. Introducing cool roof features can make sure that you can keep internal temperatures down while saving on energy costs. Cool roof technology can also play a big impact when it comes to improving the comfort of spaces that are not air-conditioned like your patio or your garage. Adding these types of features into these areas across the home or your business will help to prevent massive temperature swings.

Decreasing your roof temperature will also work at improving the overall lifespan of your roofing systems. By choosing to install a lighter colored roof, you can often see a longer lifespan from all of your roofing materials, lowered replacement costs and lowered maintenance costs as well.

Keep in mind that choosing a darker roof can provide you with benefits to heating your home in the winter months but if you are living in the state of Florida this is often not a huge concern for cost savings. If you would like to learn more about roof colors and cool roofs, contact us today!

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best  roofing contractor St Petersburg Fl. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.