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  • Writer's pictureMeredith Ott

Are black roofs hotter in Florida? Of course they are!

Updated: May 14

Black roofs absorb heat and make the inside temperature higher. This is because black absorbs more than other colors, so when it's hot outside you'll feel that much worse in your home!

I've seen some people say that they prefer white or silver roofs to help keep their house cool during summer months but studies have shown no difference between those two options- both can cause problems with overheating if not taken care of properly.

In general across most areas throughout America there's not really an issue with overheating except maybe during summer months when air conditioning units are running constantly. The key to having a dark colored roof in Florida is proper ventilation and attic insulation. I personally love the distinguished look of a dark (even as dark as black) colored roof. As previously mentioned in my blog entry about metal roofs metal is the most energy efficient over shingles, no matter the color.

-Proper insulation

Insulation is a great way to keep your house cool in hot weather by preventing heated air from reaching the living space. In addition, installing it will help you save money on utility bills since using electricity for cooling programs becomes more expensive when there's less natural ventilation available outside of homes with A/C units turned up high all day long! We offer insulation services at a competitive price. Call 321-499-3012 or visit us at

-Proper ventilation

Improperly ventilated attics are one of the most common problems with homes. The hot air from your attic will be replaced by cool, fresh oxygen when you have good ventilation! There's really no need to let that dirty-white color ruin everything for yourself anymore because we can help make sure it doesn't happen again with our professional services here at Heart Roofing LLC.

Dark-colored roofs can make your living space uncomfortable, but before installing a new one it is important to consult with a local, licensed and insured roofing contractor about what material will work best for you and how much ventilation or insulation are necessary in order keep the house at its most comfortable temperature.

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1 Comment

Feb 01, 2023

I there. I'm hoping you see this (and I will check back over the next few days to see if you to). We have a spray foamed attic (sprayed on the underside of the roof decking). We are about to replace our roof and we are split. We are going metal, but are not sure if we should go White/light colored or our preferred color of black. We've had one roofer tell us that with the spray foam the color will have little impact, so we should go with Black. What are your thoughts? Should we go black or go white or a lighter color?

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