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    The roof is the topmost layer of defense on any building – whether the roof is flat or sloping, simple or complex, colored in some natural hues or in bold shades, the roof is the building component that will determine how comfortable the temperature inside the building is and how much energy is needed for maintaining thermal comfort. However, when it comes to thermal protection, not all roofs are created equal – here are some factors that will determine whether your roof attracts cold and heat or it withstands outdoor temperature variations:

    – The roofing material – some materials are better insulators than others. Some materials, such as asphalt absorb more heat than others, such as metal or rubber;

    – The color – lighter-colored surfaces reflect heat, while darker colored ones absorb heat and this general rule applies to roofs, too. This means that lighter colors work best for roofs in warmer climates, while darker roofs are more advantageous in cold regions;

    – The insulation – a roof that isn’t insulated forms a much less efficient barrier in from the heat and cold coming from outside than a roof fitted with insulation of the right type and the right thickness. Whether you place the insulation right underneath the roofing system or you insulate the attic floor, your insulation will prevent energy loss through your roof as well the penetration of the heat and the cold from outside. Have an experienced roofing company like out to do an inspection of your roofing system before Spring.