It can, but there are ways to minimize this effect. While the outdoor temperature may be 70 degrees, a darker-colored shingle will conduct heat at a higher temperature into the attic and rooms below. Choosing a lighter color shingle can reduce the heat absorption of your roof, affecting the temperature and creating a more efficient system. Assuming your home’s attic is properly insulated and has healthy airflow. A properly ventilated attic allows for constant airflow. This translates to better efficiency of the home’s heating and cooling system and prevents mold and mildew formation due to moisture buildup. A properly insulated attic works seamlessly with your roof to create a system that protects the home.
Most single-family homes in the Pacific Northwest are under-insulated according to the standards set in place by the Department of Energy. Valentine Roofing offers removal and replacement of attic insulation as well as simple top-offs to existing insulation. Updating your home’s attic with new blown-in attic insulation will ensure your entire roof system performs at its best.