Best Types of Roofs for Your Climate

You may have recently decided that it’s time to replace your roof. Maybe you’ve been eyeing your neighbors’ homes or looking in catalogs to see what aesthetic pleases you and would look best with your business property’s paint color. But before you get your heart set on the roof that most appeals to the eye, keep in mind that there are many other factors to consider. One of the most important is what kind of shingle will do best in your particular climate and location. Consider the below information about a few types of common shingles before visiting your Sterling Heights commercial roofing company.


Asphalt shingles are the most common type of shingle for a reason. They can withstand heavy rain, snow and ice, hail, and wind, making them a great option for many more moderate places on the globe. However, asphalt shingles are not always the best option for extremely humid and extremely hot climates, as they will start deteriorating more quickly in these climates. This is why when you visit many hot cities you’ll notice that homes are built using a different kind of shingle that protects against heat.

Clay tiles

Clay tiles are what you’ll see in many buildings closer to the equator, in areas that have extreme heat with barely any cold. This is because clay tiles can stand up against the toughest of hot weather, and will keep the home cool, but they don’t fare that well in cold weather. If you live in the southwest United States or Mexico, you’ll probably want to consider this type of tile.


Metal has become a popular material for roofs, with today’s technology the styles and appearance can greatly add to the curb appeal of your home. Metal can be used on both low slope and steep slope roofs.

Rubber roofing

Rubber is also a versatile material to use for your roof. This material can stand up against extreme heat and extreme cold, though if you’re installing it during the hot summer months, being on the roof with it will not be a very pleasant experience; be careful of becoming overheated on a rubber roof. Even if this isn’t the most beautiful option for a roof, rubber is typically affordable, eco-friendly, and easy to repair.

While there are many different kinds of materials you can consider for your next roof, depending on where your business is, you should keep the above information in mind when making your selection.

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