Summer time is a great time to go skinny dipping or go to the beach but it is also a time of the scorching heat of the sun blazing its way on your skin. Even if you are in your home, people face the same heat that they feel outside because the overall temperature of the house has gone up. This rise in the home temperature is mostly caused by the roofing material of your house.
The roofing material can directly impact the temperature of the house. If you have ever been on your roof on a hot day, you may know exactly what it is like. The heat from your roof builds up in your attic which impacts the temperature inside your house. The material type of material you use on your roof will not only tone down the temperatures by a good amount but it will also keep your attic cool and all the stuff in it.
A dark colored roof is the worse for a hot day. Dark colors absorb the heat in themselves and throw the heat inside the building. On a hot, bright and sunny day, a dark colored roof can reach up to temperature of over 170 Fahrenheit. Keeping it light with the right materials is the way to go about if you living in a state where the heat becomes unbearable like Arizona or Texas.
Take a look at the following infographic for a more in-depth information about rooftop materials and their impact on the overall house temperature.
Infographic by: skywalkerroofingnc