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Roof Types in Arizona

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:18
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The desert heat in Arizona can be quite demanding on your roof. So, whether you’re installing a new roof or thinking about getting a roof makeover, you need to select your type of roof with the Arizona climate in mind. Here are the most common roof types in Arizona.

Roof Types in Arizona - Handling the Heat

Some types of roofs work better than others in certain conditions, so understanding the best options for your climate can help you make a wise choice.

Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is not only attractive but also one of the most durable. Tile roofs are often made of clay but lighter materials are also available. The hardened clay is designed to withstand harsh conditions, such as severe storms and extreme heat. A tile roof lasts longer and will keep your home protected from water damage. It’s also fire resistant, which is a huge plus in Arizona, where extreme heat can lead to a fire. Choosing to install a tile roof can also help to keep the temperatures inside your home steady because tile roofs provide strong insulation.

Shingle Roofing

Shingle roofing is the most popular roofing option in Arizona and is typically much less expensive than tile roofing. That also means that maintaining a shingle roof is relatively more affordable than tile, for example. Shingle roofs are typically made of fiberglass or asphalt, which come in a broad array of color and style options. A shingle roof, therefore, is able to complement your home’s exterior design, boosting aesthetic value and giving it an attractive finish. Mother nature can take its toll on any type of roof and there comes a time when you’ll need to replace it. Fortunately, your average shingle roof has a long useful life of about 25 years.

Foam Roofing

Foam roofing is commonly used on commercial buildings, but it also works well for residential homes with a wide variety of roof types. This type of roof is created from polyurethane and is sprayed as a liquid to create a single sheath when it dries. One of the most significant benefits of foam roofing is that there are no seams, eliminating the chance for rainwater to seep in through layers or missing shingles. The foam is also hard enough to withstand harsh weather but flexible enough to shift with the expansion and contraction of the house. The material used to create a foam roof is not only lightweight but also extremely durable. 

Bottom Line

When it comes to roof types in Arizona, it’s important to consider the heat when pick a roof for your home. All three types mentioned in this article do a great job at protecting your home.

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