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Roofing Colour – Does it Make a Difference for Energy Efficiency?

You have no doubt seen something somewhere that talks about steering clear of dark-coloured roofing because it will absorb more heat from the sun and make it harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. If that confuses you because you know your heating bills are always higher than your cooling ones, you are right to question this widely-accepted advice about roofing colour choice. In colder northern climates, it can actually be favourable from an energy efficient stance to pull in heat instead of reflecting it with a lighter colour.

Another thing to consider is that there are far better ways to make your home energy efficient than having to put your personal preference for roofing colour to the side. Choosing a quality roofing material that will do your home justice is your first consideration. Newer products on the market offer quite a bit of solar reflectivity already, so feel free to choose your colour based on what looks best on your home and appeals to you.

If you have questions about the best choices for energy efficiency as well as your other criteria, feel free to give us a call at Peak Performance Roofing & Exteriors. We offer shingle and metal roofing that is installed to our exacting standards and to meet the requirements of the manufacturer, so you can enjoy a long life of protection for your Barrie, Ontario home. Contact us today to get a quote or to ask us about any of our roofing services.

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