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White vs. Black EPDM roofing?

Discussion in 'Commercial Roofs' started by JuliaJ, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. JuliaJ

    JuliaJ New Poster

    I am looking to put in an EPDM roof for a 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Michigan. They seem to be concerned about a black roof for their energy savings with running AC in the summer and heat in the winter. Is there an advantage to going with white vs. black? What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Bill Warner

    Bill Warner Administrator Staff Member NACBI Member

    There's quite a bit more that goes into this consideration making the choice not so, well... "black or white".
    In many instances, the choice between colors is negligible regarding energy savings. Regardless, there is much debate in the industry regarding this.

    http://docserver.nrca.net/technical/457.pdf

    Black vs. White Roofing
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017
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