How does your roof color impact energy efficiency?


How does your roof color impact energy efficiency?

Color is a personal choice, but here’s another factor to consider when choosing a new roof and its color for your home: energy efficiency and savings.

How does roof color impact energy efficiency?

Roof color impacts energy efficiency, especially with a metal roof. Our roofing products have reflective pigments that allow even dark colors to meet Energy Star standards for solar reflectivity. Even with our advanced coatings and finishes, our light colors outperform darker tones at keeping heat out. 

Reflective Color Coatings + Thermal Break + Proper Ventilation = Energy Savings 

A thermal break separates the roofing material and the roof deck. This small air gap blocks conductive heat transfer so that, even though the roof gets hot in the sun, it doesn’t contact the deck or transfer the warmth. Studies show that a thermal break is more efficiently reduces air conditioning costs than even a reflective color.

With thermal breaks and proper attic ventilation, a highly reflective roof can reduce summer energy costs by 20% or more.

Bold and Beautiful: A new color for your new roof

From bold colors to make your house stand out to earth tones that fit most environments, a  McCarthy metal roof offers many options to beautify and protect your home…all while reducing your energy spend. 

So go ahead. Browse our photo gallery of North Carolina homes sporting a variety of roof colors…everyone one of them is reflective and energy saving.