Quarve Contracting
Wednesday 7 November 2018

Does Minnesota Metal Roofing Make a House Hot?

Posted by at 7:10 PM

Yes, we know here in the Twin Cities with the cold weather you might be scratching your head wondering why were talking about houses with metal roofs being hot.  Not a bad topic for this time of year when many homeowners in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area might be thinking they are ready for a metal roof and gathering information. The common misconception that many homeowners have is that metal roofing is going to make a house hot. While being in Minnesota, this might be a good thing come the winter months that blow through, it is not always a good thing in the warmer months. However, in short, the answer to this question is no. Metal roofing - when properly installed - is not going to make the home any hotter than it would normally be. In fact, in most cases homes with metal roofs are cooler than those with asphalt roofing. It's just one of the reasons that metal roofing is considered a 'green' roofing option. Metal Roofing That Is Energy Star Certified One of the biggest benefits that come from the metal roofing we install is that it is Energy Star certified, which makes it a great choice when making the home comfortable. One reason that the roof is able to do this, and not heat up the house like a pot of soup, is the roofing material comes with a special coating. This works with the outside temperatures to help the inside temperatures. Air Space Beneath the Roof The space beneath the roof is actually what determines the comfort level of the home, not the roof itself. With our installation process, the exterior roofing material virtually floats on a cushion of air. Having air spaces and ventilation in the attic areas for the roof can help to regulate the temperature within the home. This reduces the heat transference from the roof into the attic space, which then makes the home more comfortable overall. It is a win for all. IIt's also this same characteristic that cuts down on ice dam formation.) Metal Roofs Don’t Hold Heat the Way Asphalt Roofing Does Unlike commonly-used asphalt shingle roofing, metal roofing will not hold onto the heat from the sun for a long period of time. This is because it is much thinner and lighter weight than the other options, that it is not going to be something that holds the heat once the heat source goes away. This means that the home will not heat up. In fact, those homes with asphalt shingles might actually heat up more than homes with metal roofing on them. Want to learn more about the benefits and perks of metal roofing for Minnesota homes? Speak with our metal roofing professionals here. We can provide you with more information, let you know pros and cons, and help you decide if this is the right roofing material for you to go with on your twin Cities home.