The wrong color on your home’s exterior can cost you, so if it’s time for a new coat of paint or a new roof, keep these tips in mind.
A dark colored roof absorbs quite a bit of solar energy, and shortens the life of shingles. It also significantly increases the cost of keeping your home cool.
So, if you are in the market for a roofing solution to save energy, look for shingles that are highly reflective. The GAF, Timberline Cool Series Shingles are specially designed to have greater reflectance than traditional shingles. Thanks to the reflective nature of the Cool Series Shingles, part of the heat radiating from the sun gets reflected, reducing the heat in your attic, and heat going into your house. It may translate into substantial savings in air conditioning bills. To learn more about the GAF, Timberline series go here.