With free and accurate estimates and written guarantees for all workmanship it’s no wonder that Housetop Roofing is Raleigh, North Carolina’s favorite home improvement and roofing company. We offer a full complement of top quality home improvement services with guaranteed craftsmanship that is second to none.

The weather today is supposed to be a scorcher, with the heat index reaching 110 degrees in some areas in NC. If you’ve lived in NC for a while, you are no stranger to the heat and humidity we often see during the dog days of summer. However, did you know that certain types of roofing are better equipped to deal with this heat?

As a general rule, lighter colored roofing is going to reflect heat more than darker roofing. So, whatever material you choose, whether it’s shingles or metal roofing, your best beat is to choose a lighter color to help keep your roof and your home cooler.

There are also cool roof coatings that you can add to your home’s roof. This coating, which is almost like paint, can be added to your roofing material to help reflect heat and protect your home from the harsh rays of the sun.

When it comes to the roofing material itself, some are better than others at keeping your home cool. Terra cotta tiles are known for their durability as well as their cooling properties, which is one reason these types of roofs are so popular in the southwest region of the US. Metal roofing is also known for its cooling properties and energy efficiency. A number of other roofing materials can also help to keep your home cool, so if you’re interested in installing a cooling roof, be sure to ask us about your options.

For all of your roofing needs in the Raleigh, NC area, give us a call at Housetop Roofing!