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Your Roofing Material Can Make a Huge Energy-Cost Difference

Posted on October 4, 2010 in Green Ideas, Home Improvement

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Black roofs make your home warmer.

Most of us want to lower our energy bills by whatever means possible.  While some resort to installing an energy-efficient ventilating system (which is great!), there is a simple, cost-effective way as well.

The material you use in your roof may hold the key to considerably lowering energy-bills.

Light Color Equals Low Bill

Black absorbs lights, meaning more heat.  White reflects most of the light and as a result keeps it cool. The best way to keep your house cool is to use white paint and use a lighter color of roofing material.

Roofing Materials Hold the Key

There are various types of roofing materials that are available in the market.  While installing them might seem to be a good idea at first, you may stand to lose more if you install the wrong material for your home.  White metal siding reflects almost 70% of light as compared to a dark grey roof which reflects less than 10%.  Although there are other materials which reflect more light, they will also take much longer to cool down at night.

In order to know what is best for your home, get in touch with experts. P.J.Fitzpatrick, Inc. has been a premier name in the world of home remodeling and are true experts when it comes to roofing. Call them up anytime and ask for  an estimation on any roofing-related issue.

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