on May 09, 2014 Roof Color

Energy Efficient Shingles: Light vs Dark Roofs

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Infographic, White Shingles are Energy Efficient

Infographic courtesy of DallasRoofing.com

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Today we want to share a really great infographic (please see above) that compares dark roofs versus light colored roofs. Many people do not realize that the times have changed. Nowadays, folks have choice of roof colors and types that can have a BIG impact on the way that their home looks -- not to mention on their day-to-day lives, and wallets! There is certainly more to it than simply choosing which color makes your house look best. Color can make a big difference to your bottom line by keeping your home cooler in the summer to lower your energy bill. It turns out that white shingles are energy efficient shingles. In the bigger picture, they have an impact on the environment and overall city temperature.

Shingles, as well as metal roofs, come in a wide variety of colors to not only save you energy, but to complement your home and landscape and to add value and curb appeal. High quality shingle manufacturers, such as  companies such as Owens Corning provide and array of tasteful shingles that will also make your home more energy efficient.

If you need help deciding which roof color is best for your home or business, we can help. Call us at (512) 982-6070 or click the button below for a free estimate.

Our Austin roofing experts are happy to bring out sample colors to you and discuss the pros and cons of different shingle types and colors.

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