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The Reality Behind Roof Color Myths

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Choosing a new roof for your home can be a daunting task. With so much information available online, it’s hard to sort through the facts and myths and know what applies to your specific situation.

The best roofing companies will help you through the process based on your location and other factors. In the meantime, here are some common roofing color myths, busted.

Dark-Colored Shingles Won’t Significantly Increase Your Energy Bill

When it’s time for your roof replacement in Connecticut, the shingle color is often what you’ll spend a lot of time deciding on. You might have heard to stay away from dark-colored shingles because they’ll make your energy bills skyrocket during the summer.

While it’s true that darker shingles absorb more heat than light colors, the impact on your energy bill is minimal. In fact, if you see an increase in your energy bills, roofing companies will usually look at your attic ventilation first since poor ventilation could be the culprit in your high energy bills.

You’ll Still Need Air Conditioning With a Light Roof Color

On the other side of the spectrum, choosing light-colored roofing materials and shingles won’t mean you’ll have to use your air conditioning less.

Having lighter shingles can reflect the sun more, but the impact on your HVAC system won’t be noticeable every day. Of course, if your home is directly in the sun with minimal shade, then every little bit will help, so choosing lighter-colored shingles might be recommended by roofing companies.

Choose a Roof Color You Will Enjoy Seeing Every Day

The impact of the colors of roofing shingles usually isn’t significant enough to base your decision on. Instead, most roofing companies recommend choosing the roof color you’ll enjoy looking at every day.

Since a properly installed roof should last for at least 20 years or more, enjoying what you look at when you come home should be your top priority.

Schedule a Consultation With Fiderio & Sons

Fiderio & Sons can help you choose the perfect roofing materials to meet your functional and aesthetic needs. We’ve helped homeowners with their roof replacements in Connecticut for many years and have plenty of examples to show you.

We understand the challenges of selecting a new roof, and our experts are here to help every step of the way.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your new roof options.

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