The Southwestern area of the United States experiences 100 degree days for many months. This may seem extreme for some people, but it’s only a regular day in places like New Mexico. All roofing systems should be able to cope with any type of weather. Few materials, though, can withstand the extreme heat and ultraviolet (UV) radiation in New Mexico. Here are three materials that have demonstrated their ability to withstand our weather conditions.
1. Ceramic Tile Roofing
Ceramic tiles have colored the landscape of New Mexico for years. This choice is not only for aesthetics. The truth is that ceramic has the highest specific heat out of all roofing materials. This means it takes a lot of exposure to raise the temperature of ceramic. Twelve hours of direct sunlight is not enough to heat it up. As such, it’s the perfect choice for this climate. Ceramic tile roofing, unfortunately, is one of the more expensive roofing materials. This makes many homeowners stay away from it, which brings us to the next best option.
2. Concrete Tile Roofing
Concrete tiles let you enjoy heat resistance without the high cost of ceramic tiles. They are the best alternative, but they have limited style choices and a lot of heft. Some manufacturers blend in some dyes to give concrete slabs more character. Yet, the general aesthetics remain meager. Still, concrete tiles are the best roofing type when it comes to affordability and heat resistance.
3. Metal Roofing
Putting metal under the hot New Mexico sun sounds like a very bad idea, but it can actually keep your home cool. Metal roofs are usually installed with space between the ceiling and the roof itself. This space acts as a natural thermal barrier and insulator. With it, your home will be more energy-efficient, even during the hottest days.
As expert roofers, Goodrich Roofing can provide the best roof for arid climates. You can depend on us to keep your home cool even under the scorching sun. Call us today at (505) 219-4450 to request a FREE estimate! We serve New Mexico and the surrounding communities.