Hot And Humid: A Guide To Picking Heat-Resistant Roofs
Hot and humid climates pose unique challenges for homes. Constant exposure to sunlight means the roofs need to be able to withstand high temperatures. And, considering power consumption accounts for a large portion of monthly household costs, roofs should be able to remain relatively cool in high temperatures.
Slate Tile Roofing
The main advantages of slate tile roofs are their long-lasting durability and exceptional resistance to heat. Slate tiles can easily last up to more than 150 years and are impervious to heat, thanks to being made of stone.
There are significant drawbacks to a slate tile roof, however. For one thing, slate tiles are very heavy, with their average weight reaching about 8 to 10 pounds per square foot. This means your house’s structure needs to be sturdy enough to withstand the added weight.
Another drawback is slate tiles’ rather hefty upfront costs; they can cost between $50 to $100 per square foot.
Clay Tile Roofing
Clay tiles also don’t easily absorb heat and are an eco-friendly choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. Their main appeal lies in aesthetics as clay tiles are a prominent feature on rustic homes. Clay tiles’ drawbacks are similar to those of slate tiles as well; they roughly have the same weight although clay tiles are slightly less expensive.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Many homeowners find that shingle roofing is the best option for them. Aside from being very fire-resistant, asphalt shingles are easy to install and so entail a lower labor cost from professional roofing contractors. They are also easy to replace should they be damaged, as you would only need to have the affected shingles removed and simpy install new ones. Between these properties and their wide array of colors, it’s no wonder they’re the leading choice for roofing materials in America.
Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., is a GAF Master Elite® contractor with more than two decades’ worth of experience. We offer premium metal roofing products as well as a wide range of roofing services. To get a free estimate, call (713) 244-5530
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