If you are considering replacing your roof this year, you have a lot of options out there to consider. If you have a traditional asphalt shingle roof and you are thinking about making the switch to a metal roof, you might have some questions about how different they will be. A couple of the questions you might have: Are black metal roofs hotter? Will they make your house warmer?
Metal roofs do not make your home hotter than other types of roofing materials. They are highly reflective. In fact, these roofs reflect light and heat better than asphalt shingles so there is less heat absorbed. This translates to cooler homes during the warm summer months and keeps things functioning at peak efficiency throughout the year.
However, metal roofs of darker colors that are exposed directly to sunlight will heat up on the surface. So even though dark-colored metal roofs do a much better job of reflecting heat than asphalt roofs, if you have a black roof, you will notice that the surface will be a lot hotter than lighter colors.
As the sun goes down and the temperatures start cooling off, the metal roof will begin to cool also. And because metal roofing products are lighter than many other roofing materials, they should cool down quickly and very little amounts of heat should be transferred to your home.
Keep in mind, however, that your home’s insulation and ventilation also play a part in how hot it gets. With the right amount of insulation and proper ventilation, you can prevent excess heat from passing into the attic, regardless of roof color.
So when you are considering a roofing replacement, be sure to talk to the experts about what other ways you can do to manage the heat and ensure you stay cool and comfortable all year long.
Metal roofing is an energy-efficient, beautiful option for homeowners looking to replace their roofs with a durable product that saves energy and works reliably. Having a metal roof installed — a cool roof with stylish colors! — can help your house look great without having to worry about radiant heat.
For more information about your metal roofing options, contact our experts at Mountaintop Metal Roofing. Our qualified roofing specialists have the experience you can trust to install a top-quality metal roof for your home this season.