Exploring the Impact of Roof Color on TemperatureThe color of the roof has a significant impact on the temperature of a building. The color of the roof affects the amount of heat absorbed by the roof and, ultimately, the amount of heat that enters the building. A roof that absorbs more heat will increase the temperature of the building, while a roof that reflects heat will reduce the temperature of the building.
Black Tiles: The King of Heat AbsorptionBlack roofs are the most common roofing color for homes and buildings. Black roofs absorb more heat than any other color because they absorb all the colors in the visible spectrum, including white, which reflects heat. Black roofs can raise the temperature of a building by 10 to 15 degrees on hot days, which can significantly impact a building’s energy efficiency. Did you know?
- Black roofs can absorb up to 90% of the sun’s energy
- Light-colored roofs can reduce energy costs by up to 20-30%
- A white roof can reflect up to 80% of incoming solar radiation