2 Types Of Roofing That Are Ideal For Hot Climates

If you are moving to a hot climate, then picking the right type of roofing for your home is vital so that your home does not get overheated. Here are 2 types of roofing that will work well in a hot and dry or hot and humid climate.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing should be your first choice whether the weather is hot and dry or hot and humid. In fact, it even works if you live in a hot and cold climate. Metal roofing can be coated with a special material that will reflect the sun away from your house. This means that the roofing will prevent a lot of the heat from being absorbed into your roof and into your home.

Metal roofing also works well in hot climates because it is not going to warp or get ruined by the extreme heat.

Even if there is strong wind, hail, snow, or ice, metal roofing is far superior to many other types of roofing and can hold up easily to these weathering effects. The only time you may need to get the roof repaired is if there is a huge hail stone and the roof receives a few dents. Otherwise, metal will hold up well to all other weather conditions.

Asphalt Shingles

Second, asphalt shingles will work well in a hot climate, too. Asphalt shingles have a very high heat tolerance and can be used in the hottest climates without any problems.

You should always want to choose asphalt shingles over wood shingles for a hot climate because wood can split, crack, warp, and may not hold up well when the weather is constantly hot. This is especially true if the weather is hot and humid and then hot and dry sporadically because the shingles will not be able to handle the rapid changes in moisture.

Also, you may want to choose asphalt because even if the shingles get a little worn due to the heat, the repairs are very simple to do. Instead of having to replace the entire roof if damage occurs, you can just replace single shingles. 

The only thing you have to worry about when it comes to asphalt and heat is the change in shingle color. You may need to replace existing shingles with shingles that are lighter so that they match the faded ones on your roof.

Both of these roofing materials will work well for your roof in a hot climate, so you really just have to pick the one that is going to look the best.