Metal roofs are surrounded by misconceptions. From assuming they easily dent to being sure that they will make a lot of noise with wind and rain. Today we are going to debunk another common metal roof myth: the heat debacle. Will a metal roof trap heat and make your house hotter? Let’s find out!
No Metal Roof Is The Same
Before assuming a metal roof will trap heat, consider the vast array of materials metal roofs are made of. A copper roof, for example, will not conduct heat the same way a steel roof would. Aside from the type of metal, the color and ending finish will also have an affect on how much heat the panel retains. These days, there are plenty of finishes certified to reflect sunlight, helping to keep your home cool even when exposed to direct sunlight.
All Roofs Retain Some Heat
Whether asphalt or metal, any material exposed to the sun will retain some heat. The lightest material, however, will return back to its ambient temperature quicker than a heavier one. The longer these materials stay hot, the more heat is transferred to the building beneath. In terms of roofing materials contributing to heat in a building, once the sun stops shining, metal is the best possible option.
Your metal roof is more than just metal. Joints are often made of wood, and other system features are a different material entirely. This is where the insulation comes in. Most metal roof installers account for heat build-up by leaving a space between the roofing system and home underneath where air can accumulate and escape.
Overall, when it comes to choosing a roof that can help keep your home cool, metal should be your top choice. It provides insulation during the winter, while simultaneously allowing lower demand for air conditioning during the hotter months. Are you ready to make the switch to a metal roof? Contact our qualified team of professionals at 519-451-7663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.