Yes, your roof color choice can save energy.

March 28, 2022


Color is a personal choice, but here’s another factor to consider when choosing a new roof and its color for your home: energy efficiency and savings.

How does roof color impact energy efficiency?

Roof color impacts energy efficiency, especially with a metal roof. Our roofing products have reflective pigments that allow even dark colors to meet Energy Star standards for solar reflectivity.  Even with our advanced coatings and finishes, our light colors outperform darker tones at keeping heat out. 

Reflective Color Coatings + Thermal Break + Proper Ventilation = Energy Savings 

A thermal break separates the roofing material and the roof deck. This small air gap blocks conductive heat transfer so that, even though the roof gets hot in the sun, it doesn’t contact the deck or transfer the warmth. Studies show that a thermal break is more efficiently reduces air conditioning costs than even a reflective color.

A highly reflective roof can reduce summer energy costs by 20% or more with thermal breaks and proper attic ventilation.

Which hue for you?

From bold colors to make your house stand out to earth tones that fit most environments, a Lifetime metal roof offers many options to beautify and protect your home…all while reducing your energy spend.

So go ahead. Browse our roof style selections for the right roof color and design for your Atlanta area home. We’re always available to help you find the perfect roof in the perfect color.

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Ask the Expert: Todd Miller

Todd Miller, roofing expertTodd Miller is President of Isaiah Industries, an organization that is recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers, and manufacturer of Classic Metal Roofing Systems.

Todd has over 30 years of experience in residential metal roofing and is internationally recognized as a roofing and ventilation expert. Passionate about using his experience to help homeowners make the best roofing decision for them, he can help you navigate the issues encountered in roofing or reroofing your home or commercial property. Use the form below and you'll receive a response directly from Todd or his team.