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Old 03-31-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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What is the recommended color for ashphalt shingles on a roof of a house that is subject to four distinct seasons?

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Old 03-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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I'd go with what looks best on the house.

having proper roof ventilation is much more important.

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Old 03-31-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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What is the recommended color for ashphalt shingles on a roof of a house that is subject to four distinct seasons?
Good that you asked, the results may surprise you: http://www.professionalroofing.net/a...2/feature2.asp

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Good that you asked, the results may surprise you: http://www.professionalroofing.net/a...2/feature2.asp

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Interesting article. I can see how the reflectance of the shingles makes a difference. Other studies have found that the air temperature above a 'reflective roof' is actually higher than a non reflective roof, so I wonder if that would be the case here as well?

It's good to note that the author tossed this in very last in his article
"However, ventilation should be recommended to remove the small quantity of moisture in a roof system; it can prolong the life of a wood deck even if it does not extend the life of shingles. "
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A few more you will enjoy: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/publicati...CR-1526-05.pdf

http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplrp/fplrp543.pdf

Really need wind to help proper ventilation, intake/exhaust alone - struggle:http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/vi...ventilation%22

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If you have a vented attic, shingle color has almost zero net impact on temps and efficiency.
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You should really read the article in my Post #3, at least the conclusions.....

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