Here are 7 types of roofing materials built for hot, cold, humid, and all-climatic conditions. From this list hopefully you can find the most ideal roof for your home!

1. Shingles and Shakes

Wood shingles and shakes are the ideal roofing option for colder areas. They have a longer lifespan, plus they give your home a warm and natural beauty. When installed properly and because they are thick and heavy, wood shingles and shakes are resistant to wind, hail, and rain. However, they’ll disappoint you in high humidity regions.

2. Metal Roof

Metal roofs are second only to asphalt in popularity. They are suitable to use in hot and cold areas and can last over 50 years under proper maintenance. The roof is smooth and so it allows snow to slide off with ease. Metal does not absorb moisture and reflects heat which makes it perfect in both winter and summer.

3. Asphalt shingles

There are over a dozen different types of roofing materials in the U.S. market you can consider for your new property or your old roof repair. However, you need to understand that while a certain type of roof may look good on your building, it might not be ideal for the climate in your region.  Besides cost, durability, and aesthetics, you should always consult a professional roofer to find out whether the roof you’re about to pick will shield you from harsh elements. You’ll discover various qualities of the different roofing materials in the market –and rest assured there’s one or a couple designed for your climate.

4. Concrete tiles and slab concrete

Concrete tiles make a great roofing option for hot climates. They are thick, fire-resistant, water-resistant, and outlast nearly every other roofing material on the market. Because of its thick nature, concrete takes considerably longer to heat up on a sunny day and subsequently absorbs the heat into your home.  A much more inexpensive alternative for concrete tiles is the slab concrete. They work perfectly to stand up against heat although they’re heavy and thus you’ll need a reinforced roof structure to carry their weight. Other roofing types that work great in hot climates include terracotta tiles, metal roofs, green (living) roofs, and ceramic roofs, among others.

5. Rubber roofing

If installed right, a rubber roof can give you up to 50 years of service or more. This roof is ideal for hot and cold climates because it is both waterproof and resistant to damaging UV rays from the sun. Rubber roofing is resilient, affordable, and foolproof during winters and summers. While it is not yet as popular with homeowners as it should be, you can never go wrong with this roof.

6. Slate Roof

Slate roofs are perhaps the most durable and understandably the most expensive type of roof to purchase and install. Besides giving your home a lavish classic look, slate roofs will most definitely last for at least a generation.  Another primary advantage of slate roofs is that they are designed to stand all harsh weather conditions. Slate is not easily affected by extreme heat, moisture, or cold. Plus they’re fire-resistant meaning they’re also ideal to install in places prone to destructive wildfires.

7. Clay tiles

Clay tiles are what you should install on your building when you experience hot and humid weather conditions. They’ll give your home a colorful rustic appearance while withstanding the punishing heat and destructive humidity in your region. Clay is not water permeable and bounces back heat ensuring the temperature conditions inside your house remain ideal regardless of the weather raging outside.

8. Wood Shingles

80% of American homes have asphalt roofing. They are relatively affordable, durable, easy to install, and efficient in humid and cold climates. They come in different grades of thickness with the thickest grade suitable for regions that experience storms and turbulent winds.

Remember, if you need any type of roof repair in Phoenix or replacement give us a call at Zona!