Light-Colored Shingles Shrink Cooling Bills - Home Energy Savings For Energy Watchers

Light-Colored Shingles Shrink Cooling Bills

Install Light-Colored ShinglesIn warm climates, light-colored shingles will save you big money on your cooling bill. Dark-colored shingles absorb the sun's rays all day long during the summer, raising the temperature in your attic as high as 160°F. Obviously, replacing your roof is a massive investment, so only consider this step if you were already going to replace your roof — as long as you have the roof off, consider roof turbines, attic exhaust fans, or solar-powered exhaust fans to help keep the attic, and therefore your home, cooler.