As summer approaches in Fort Myers, FL, you are probably already thinking about keeping your home cool for the summer. There are lots of ways to help keep your home cooler this summer and to save money on your energy bills. Roofers in Fort Myers, FL can install a roof on your home that can actually work for you to save you money - and will look amazing all at the same time.
When you are choosing a roof for your home, there are many things that you should take into consideration. Color should be one of them if you are concerned about lowering your energy bills and keeping your home a more constant and comfortable temperature. The lighter your roof color, the more light it will reflect. If your roof color is darker, it will absorb more of the sun’s heat. Heat that is absorbed by your roof will be transferred from your roof to the inside of your home, particularly your attic. Once that heat is in your attic, it is slowly transferred to the rooms below it, heating up your entire home. Choosing a lighter roof color will stop the absorption of heat and keep your entire home cooler.
Light Colors Equal Lower Temperatures
Light colored shingles can significantly lower the temperature of your roof. When the temperature outside is 95 degrees, a roof with dark colored shingles will absorb more heat and can reach 150 degrees. A roof with light colored shingles will be as much as 50 degrees cooler than the dark roof will be. If you are re-roofing your home, choosing lighter colored shingles can drastically lower the temperature on the inside of your home and keep your HVAC from working so hard. This is especially important in the hot Florida summers.
How Does This Affect Your WHOLE Home?
Sure, this cooling effect saves money on your energy bills because your air-conditioning doesn’t have to work so hard and run for so long all summer, but what about those areas that are not air conditioned? There are some areas of our home that may not be air-conditioned at all. The garage, the covered porch or patio, or carport are all areas of your home that will also greatly benefit from a lighter colored roof. These rooms will be cooler all season long due to the overall cooler temperature of your entire home. This is especially great news because, as summer approaches, you are going to be spending a lot more time in these areas of your home. You will enjoy your whole summer more and spend even more time in these areas of your home if they are more comfortable.
The roofers at Montgomery Winslow Roofing in Fort Myers, FL install light-colored roofs that can keep your home cooler this summer and every summer to come. Our roofs come with a great warranty that will give you the peace of mind knowing that your roof is protected, and the job has been done right. Call us today to start lowering your energy bills and keeping your entire home more comfortable