How Can a Metal Roof Cool Down Your Home

How Can a Metal Roof Cool Down Your Home

There’s a bit of a misconception behind metal roofs. Many people mistakenly think that metal roofing will actually heat up the inside of their homes. Although this belief is untrue, it is still an understandable one. After all, under direct sunlight, the metal quickly becomes hot to the touch.

In reality, compared to traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, metal roofing is the superior cooling option. If you are looking to save money on cooling bills, then it could be time to consider having a new metal roof installed.

How Metal Roofing Keeps Heat Out of Your Home

It’s certainly true that the surface of metal becomes hot under sunlight. However, this heat isn’t a result of the material absorbing sunlight. Rather, the surface is so hot because metal roofing actually reflects heat, rather than bringing it into your home.

With asphalt shingles, for instance, the material will absorb the sun’s heat, throughout a hot summer day. Not only will this result in that heat transferring into your home, but additionally, it will take far longer for your roof to cool down. Even hours after the sun has set, it’s possible that your asphalt roof is still bringing sun-related heat into your home. Metal roofing, on the other hand, will cool down almost immediately.

Metal Roofing Can Save You Money on Cooling Bills

If you’re looking to bring down your air conditioning bills during the summer, metal roofing can be a useful asset. Because your roof is no longer bringing additional heat into your home, your air conditioning system will be able to run with improved efficiency. Thus, your bills will begin to go down.

While it’s true that metal roofing is a large investment, it is often one that pays off. Not only will it save you money on cooling bills, but metal is also far longer-lasting than traditional roofing materials — it’s also more durable, meaning you won’t have to pay frequent repair costs.

Interested in having a metal roof installed over your Hudson Valley home? It’s time to get in touch with the experienced roofers at Peak Construction. Contact us today, for more information or to get started.