Cool Colors and Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is the best choice. Did you know the popularity of metal roofing has increased by 370% over the past 10 years? And the reasons why are not surprising. Homeowners seeking permanency, uniqueness with curb appeal and great value are choosing a metal roof.

A metal roof is also a cool roof. Through testing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, it has been proven that an asphalt shingle roof traps heat in your attic. But a cool roof reflects heat while the pigments in the color finish re-emit heat giving you a cooler attic. In fact, the Metal Roofing Alliance has a study that showed at peak consumption times, a metal roof can save up to 40% of the energy costs to cool your home as compared to shingles.

You may be asking, but what does “Cool Roof” paint really mean to my wallet? Let’s talk about “Cool Roof” math: The average cost to cool a Floridian home is $140 per month. Using an Energy Star cool roof can reduce your average cooling cost by 30%. This is savings that would equal approximately $42 each month on average! When you consider this savings over time, you could save over $7500 in fifteen years, maybe even more, and more than $15000 over the course of 30 years. A cool roof could pay for itself over time.

Learn more about energy efficiency and metal roofing here in this blog article.