Being a homeowner entails a lot of responsibility, part of which comes in the form of understanding the different parts of your home. The roof is one such aspect. By understanding the different types of roofing systems, you can make informed decisions come replacement time.
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.
A “green” roof helps keep you home or business reduce your overall carbon footprint. While there are numerous materials on the market, only a handful can actually be called green: asphalt shingles, concrete (cement) or clay tiles, metal and TPO.
It’s great to have a perfect roofing system that can weather whatever nature throws at it and come out without a scratch. Unfortunately, that type of roofing has yet to be invented. In the meantime, we’ll just have to deal with the storms as they come.