There are many ways to construct a roof, so what are the best roofing materials for Arizona homes? When thinking of roofing, you need to consider Arizona’s extreme heat for much of the year – as well as the monsoon season, during which there are many rain and dust storms. There are many different roofing materials well-suited for Arizona homes and weather, but which are the best?
Best Roofing Materials for Arizona Homes
- Tile Roofing: Tile roofs are one of the most common types in Arizona, and that’s because they not only give your home a beautiful, classic look, but they’re also durable and long-lasting, and they’re very resistant to extreme heat, windy and stormy weather, and insect damage. Tile roofs generally come in concrete and clay. A few natural quarried slate roofs are found in the valley, and some synthetic polymer and cement fiber roofs are making an appearance.
- Foam Roofing: Polyurethane foam roofs work very well for flat-roof buildings, a common design in Arizona. Foam roofs can be a little pricier than other options, but it makes up for it with its insulation properties, which can save you money on A/C costs during the summer – about 7-15%. In addition, there are no seams in a foam roof, (if properly done) which means there’ll be far fewer leaks than with other roofing materials.
- Metal Roofing: Metal roofs may not sound like the best idea in Arizona, but they’re actually a great choice. The metal redirects heat from your roof, which makes the interior much cooler. Not only that, but metal is quite strong and durable, and can last for decades before needing to be replaced. And it won’t look out of place – current designs will make your metal roof look modern and sleek.In addition, what’s known as “cool metal roofing” can reduce your energy costs over time.
- What About Solar Panels Roofing: While solar panels typically go over an existing roof, they’re still worth mentioning here. Solar paneling – whether you use just a few panels or a full covering – is incredibly beneficial both to the environment and to you. Though it’s a hefty initial investment, solar panels will end up being worth it in your reduced electricity bills. Finally, those powerful sun rays that make much of the year so miserable here have a bonus!
What Is the Most Durable Roofing Material?
Properly installed, concrete tile roof systems provide best overall performance with the least cost over the life of the roof. Poorly installed a concrete tile roof will provide you with years of frustration and anxiety.
Concrete roofing is very durable material, which can last for 50 years or more.
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Choosing the right roofing material is important for getting the most out of your roof and having it withstand the harsh Arizona weather. Call us now at (480) 426-1915 or email us through our website for more information about roofing, re-roofing, or roof repair for your Arizona home. You’ll get our honest assessment based on our decades of experience. It’s that knowledge that keeps you and your roof safe.