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We are having a new metal roof put on our house. I really like the flat black color but everyone seems to think that it will hold heat inside the house more than a lighter color and actually raise utilities. Is this true?
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
Depends on attic insulation, building structure, and other items. In the winter months, it could lower your utilities by taking advantage of more passive solar aspects of the sun.
Edward Reid
You should also look into the federal energy tax credit available through this year, up to $1500. It's light-colored metal which is eligible for the credit. (Products have to be listed individually.) Black definitely does not qualify. Edward
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Actually with reflective pigments, there are black roofs that are quite energy efficient and even eligible for the federal tax credit.
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