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Greetings, I am undertaking a large custom home build in SW Florida. We are trying to incorporate a lot of energy efficient features and we have decided on a "tin roof" (galvanized steel). That said, I have my heart set on a black roof and today my contractor had expressed that "the roof will get so hot, you will lose a lot of the energy benefits we are trying to create in your home." I was crushed... Is a black roof just wrong for my location? Is there anything that can be done to mitigate the issue and make it workable? Thank you for your help in advance!
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
Black is probably not the ideal color but metal has such great emissivity and reflectivity characteristics that you can use one of the more reflective coatings and still use the color you want.

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