Metal Roofs Can Make Your Home Cooler During Summer

Your roof can affect the temperature of your living spaces. It can help reduce heat in the summer and keep your home warmer during winter. Despite being one of the most energy-efficient roofing materials, there are still misconceptions that metal roofs can conduct heat and cause indoor temperatures to rise. 

Discover how metal roofs can make homes more comfortable even in extreme heat. 

Solar Reflectance 

The sun’s energy is divided into ultraviolet (UV) and infrared rays. Infrared is non-visible rays that produce heat. While UV rays can’t be seen or felt, they can cause wear and tear on building materials. 

Standard, unpainted metal roofs reflect more solar radiation than asphalt roofs. With proper colors and coatings, low-glare metal roofs reflect most non-visible infrared and UV rays. Metal roofs emit up to 85% of solar heat gain, keeping homes cooler. Even darker-colored metal roofs will help homes stay comfortable in scorching summer temperatures.

A metal roof won’t produce a shiny glare even under bright sunlight. Modern metal roofs are available in a wide range of finishes, profiles, textures and paint colors. Metal roofs can provide better heat and noise insulation when they are installed with solid sheathing. 

Energy Efficiency

Many metal roofs are ENERGY STAR®-qualified or called “Cool Roofs.” They are labeled based on overall solar reflectance and thermal emittance, or how much of its absorbed energy is released and emitted back into the atmosphere.

Cool metal roofs can reduce roof temperatures by up to 50%. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ENERGY STAR-qualified roofs can reduce roof temperatures by as much as 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maximize energy savings with properly installed metal roofs. Hire WABO Roofing for high-quality metal roof installation. You can also count on us for your roof repair and maintenance. Call us at (832) 304-2800, or fill out our online form for a free no-obligation quote. We serve homeowners in Houston and Cypress, TX. 

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