Are light colored roofs more energy efficient?
Beside this, what is the best color roof for energy efficiency?
Slate and Clay Tiles The lighter the color, the better the energy efficiency. As noted above, clay can shatter in hailstorms, so is better used in warm climates. Slate is a harder material and can be used in any climate.
Subsequently, question is, what is the importance of a white or light colored roof? The idea: Light-colored materials reflect heat, while dark roofs, such as those made of asphalt and tar, absorb heat, driving up air-conditioning consumption in order to offset it. So, in other words, installing a roof that is white or “reflective” helps save energy and money.
Similarly one may ask, are light or dark shingles better?
Light shingles deflect sunlight and help keep temperatures down in hotter climates, while dark shingles absorb heat and help homes stay warm in colder climates. Dark shingles also help snow and ice on your roof melt faster.
Does a white roof save energy?
White roofs keep buildings cool and reduce energy use. White roofs can reduce summer energy use by 10–40%, saving money and preventing pollution.