When it comes time for you to replace your roof, you want to ensure you are choosing the most optimal materials for your climate, along with finding the most efficient roof. Where many folks don’t realize the specific needs of their roof, choosing materials ideal for tropical climates doesn’t really comply with the needs for climates that can get snow 8-9 months a year. Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration relates some of the basics when installing the appropriate materials for your roof, depending on the average climate where you live.
Optimal Roof Design in Cold Climates
Throughout the Midwest to the East Coast, the states typically endure more snow and colder temperatures. Heavy piles of snow mounding on the rooftops can cause more damage to the materials not conducive to these conditions. Slate and tile roofing are ideal with their heavy and durable characteristics, but using them will require extra reinforcements on the roof to manage the weight. Cooler areas require dark rooftop surfaces to absorb the winter sunlight when the snow isn’t present, to help produce some additional heating. Darker shingles draw in heat, but being light weight, they can easily be blown off by intense wind storms. Rubber roofing is ideal for heat absorption and is more resistant to wind but lacks an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Roofing Materials for Tropical Climates
Where precipitation is high and humidity is constant, it is important to avoid rooftop materials that can breed algae and mold growth. Popular throughout the U.S. for the pleasing aesthetics, low cost and beneficial attributes, asphalt shingles are very common. They are durable and inexpensive. Just be certain the asphalt shingles in tropical climates are treated with algaecides. Another ideal choice for the wet climates is metal roofing. With modern advances, metal rooftops are treated to be rust-resistant and waterproof. Solid metal surfaces are also algae-proof. While many people are concerned about hail causing damage to metal roofs specifically, hail has the potential to damage any roofing material. To help make metal roofs wind resistant, Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration recommend utilizing flat sheets of metal.
Best Roofing Options for Hot Climates
In the hotter regions, having a rooftop material that absorbs heat and draws it into the home is not a desirable trait. These places need to avoid rubber roofing, as during the summer months that can make you not only uncomfortable, but painfully hot. Even though light is reflected away, metal is not typically the best choice as the sun’s rays can heat the surface. Darker shingles also draw in heat. Clay tiles are the superior choice in hot desert climates. Though they can be more costly, they are well worth the additional expense. Clay tiles block heat and are fairly wind-resistant. They require special tools and techniques so don’t try installing these on your own.
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When you are looking to get a new roof, don’t hesitate to call us. Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration can help you select the most optimal roofing materials and get your new roof installed quickly and efficiently. In fact, Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration can meet all your roofing needs. Call us for a consultation and inspection today!