How to Reduce Heat From a Metal Roof

by | Aug 16, 2021 | Roofing

Metal roofs are slowly becoming more common, whether used on a house, a barn, or a commercial building. The benefits of metal roofing are well documented, including its long-lasting design, cheap cost, and energy-efficient properties, especially during the hot summer months.

Despite this, if you have a metal roof, you may find it getting a little too hot in summer, perhaps creating a beam of reflectivity, or contributing to a little too high of a temperature within your home. Furthermore, too much heat can also contribute to reduced longevity, shrinking parts, and direct UV damage.

So, to help you cool down your roof this summer, this article will provide you with a few useful tips, beginning with insulation.

Insulate your metal roof to reduce heat

When you hear the word “insulation” you often think of increasing heat. However, insulation is equally as important when it comes to reducing heat from your roof and preventing a build-up of condensation.

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Eco roof panels are often used for metal roofs, an energy-efficient and easy to install solution to protect your roof and cool down your home, all without interfering with the original energy-efficient properties of metal roofing.

Use glass paint

A more recent discovery of reducing heat from a metal roof is the use of glass paint. Glass paint is a safe and viable option, used to help heat bounce off the roof as opposed to conduct it. This helps keep your roof at air temperature, preventing it from getting too hot.

This method of reducing heat for your metal roof is cost-effective and a great option during the summer – a do-it-yourself approach, if you may.

Add vents to the property/roof

Finally, if your roof and surrounding areas (e.g. attic space) get too hot, you may need to add vents. This is especially true if you have a large commercial building. Vents added to the roof and these spaces help provide proper ventilation, cooling down the roof, and also preventing an excess build-up of moisture which may later contribute to various structural damage and concerns.

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