Most of the Land of Enchantment is either arid or semi-arid, but many areas experience continental climate. It’s characterized by extreme temperatures, rendering the hottest and coldest months extra-damaging to roofs. Inferior systems can’t withstand the effects of such punishing seasonal changes for too long, which is why you should pick your replacement material carefully.
Goodrich Roofing recommends these roofing options to weatherproof your home well:
First on the list is asphalt shingles, which are considered to be the top alternative to traditional slate and wood shakes. There’s a reason they’re the most popular material in North America, especially in regions that are no stranger to extreme weather.
But then again, be mindful of the roofing brand. Asphalt shingles are not created equal, and some manufacturers have a better reputation for developing products with excellent weather resistance than others. A good case in point is GAF, which uses its Advanced Protection® Technology to manufacture asphalt shingles that stand up to everything from Minnesota’s brutal winters and Arizona’s oppressive summers.
From standing seam panels to shingles, all metal roof styles are synonymous with incredible strength and unmatched durability. They can thrive in any climate and retain their structural integrity no matter how hot or cold the weather gets. Being exceptionally cool, they reflect most of the sun’s energy and re-emit the little solar heat they absorb to keep their surface temperature low.
Concrete is impervious to perennial freeze-thaw cycles. This makes crack- or shatter-resistant roofing tiles suitable for colder climates.
If you have a flat roof, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is one of your safest bets. Like rolled or modified bitumen membranes, TPO membranes possess remarkable flexibility at low temperatures. When the weather gets warm, they deflect most of the sun’s energy rather than transferring the heat to the finished spaces below.
Many other factors come into play when choosing a replacement roof. Goodrich Roofing can guide your decision-making process to help you narrow down your best options. Call us at (505) 219-4450 now to discuss your project needs, and get a FREE estimate in New Mexico.