Does Your Choice of Roof Affect Your Sacramento Home Temperature?
Spoiler alert – yes it does. If you constantly find the temperature too hot in your home or too cold, your roof could be the culprit. But no matter what, your roof always plays a major role in regulating the temperature of your home. This is all due to poor insulation, leaky windows, and some other key factors. Below you’ll find more info to help you understand the reasons for your roof’s influence on your home’s temperature. You can also check out our blog post about keeping your roof leak-free during the winter months.
Your choice of roofing materials has a huge effect on how much light your house absorbs. The more light absorbed, the hotter your home will become. Attic insulation helps mitigate this, but only to a certain degree. What material is best at reflecting light and your house cool? Newer asphalt shingles and cedar shakes are a good choice, but metal is the best. New materials are always being developed, but metal is truly the best at reflecting more light than pretty much any material available.
As a general rule of thumb, darker colors absorb light while lighter colors reflect light. This is not as important as the reflection of materials if you want your home to be cooler overall, let’s say you live in a very sunny or hot area. However, if you live in an area that is colder or has harsher winters, you might want a darker roof to absorb the sun to help keep your home warmer and help melt ice.
If you live in a particularly hot area, talk to your contractors. Our location is relatively hot up in Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Lincoln, Auburn, Sacramento County, Placer County, and the Highway 80 Corridor. And there are various specialized materials and coatings you can get.
Don’t forget to inquire about options such as soffit vents. These are generally made from aluminum, vinyl, wood, steel, and fiber cement. They play an important role in helping cool areas. The more of these vents placed around the exterior of your home, the better hot air will be ventilated away.
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For more help, speak to an experienced roofing contractor with Bob Jahn’s Roofing today. A roofing contractor and expert, Bob Jahn is an ideal choice for roofing, roofers, commercial roofing, and residential Roofing. If you’d like to know about keeping your roof free from critters, we’ve got helpful advice for you. We’re always here and ready to help you with your roof.