When you’re replacing your roofing system, you’ll have no shortage of options when it comes to materials. Metal roofing is one of the top roofing choices available for your consideration. It’s affordable, durable and energy efficient: everything you could ever want in your roofing system. However, there are still some homeowners who are incredibly wary of getting a metal roof for their home, especially when summer rolls around due to its conductivity. However, the truth is far from that.
In this post, Fortenberry Roofing, Inc. discusses why metal roofing is still a good roofing choice despite the extreme heat.
To begin with, metal roofs already have a low thermal mass, meaning they don’t absorb the light and heat from the sun that can infiltrate your attic and your living space. Instead, they reflect it, preventing your home from heating up through the metal roof. However, some manufacturers still augment this by adding a layer of reflective coating to the roof, further protecting your home from the extreme heat.
Cool Roof Capabilities
Most metal roofs are ENERGY STAR® certified, meaning they qualify as cool roofs. This means having a metal roof as your roof replacement option can help you save energy by keeping your home as cool as possible even during the extreme heat of summer.
Ultimately, when it comes to keeping your home cool and comfortable even in extreme heat, your metal roof is only one facet of it. Instead, most of that job falls on your home’s ventilation. Since metal roofs can already reflect the heat from the sun, proper ventilation can add to keeping your home comfortable. A combination of soffit and ridge vents and installing insulation with the sufficient R-value are the two ways you can keep hot air from circulating away from your attic space and keep your home cool.
Make your search for a roofing contractor easier by turning to Fortenberry Roofing, Inc. We are your leading provider of roof repair and replacement services. Give us a call at (228) 205-0870 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.