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which are better, light colored or dark colored asphalt shingles?

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    corynneposted 8 years ago

    which are better, light colored or dark colored asphalt shingles?

  2. Energy Guild profile image84
    Energy Guildposted 8 years ago

    Asphalt shingles remain the most popular roofing material on the market today because of their ease of installation and their relatively low cost.  There are different shingle types and colors, however, that effect longevity and performance.
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  3. GNelson profile image77
    GNelsonposted 8 years ago

    I live in Florida.  The light shingles last longer and reflect the heat.  Dark shingles absorb the heat and don't last as long as the lighter colors.  The light shingles last 2-3 years longer.  In warm sunny areas light color is better.

  4. hometips profile image52
    hometipsposted 8 years ago

    This depends on climate of the place you live in. If you live in a cold place, go for dark colored asphalt shingles and if you live in a place with warm whether, go for light colored shingles. This is because dark color is a good conductor of heat while light color is bad conductor of heat.

 
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