How Cool Roofing Materials Impact Home Temperatures

Ever been the cat on a hot tin roof? Roofs of all types can get pretty hot on a sunny day. The resulting heat can build up in your attic too, leading to potentially negative impacts over time. Ready to learn which roofing materials are the hottest, and which come in decidedly cooler? Then check out this infographic!

In this infographic, you’ll learn important temperature details about popular roofing materials, including:

How Cool Roofing Materials Make a Difference

Shingles – Standard dark-colored shingles absorb a ton of radiation, and can actually top 170°F on a sunny day! Thankfully, quality manufacturers like Owens Corning also produce COOL shingle options.

Metal –You may think of metal roofs as being hot. However, metal’s high reflectivity actually helps deflect heating radiation away from your home.

Wood Shakes – One nice thing about wood is that it’s a natural insulator. Therefor it doesn’t transfer as much heat as some other roofing materials. Wood shakes allow air to circulate around them too, further helping to keep temperatures down.

Clay & Slate – Like wood, clay and slate are both natural insulators too.

TPO Roof – Light-colored TPO roofing is an affordable and durable solution for flat or low-slope roofs, and it’s known to be over 50°F cooler than standard, dark-colored shingles.

Ready to learn more about cool roofing materials? Head over to this informative infographic, provided by your friends at Skywalker Roofing! Skywalker is the premiere team of roofing professionals serving the NC Piedmont Triad, Piedmont Triangle, Charlotte Metro, and Roanoke, VA areas.

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How Roofing Materials Impact Home Temperatures

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