Types of Roofs in Arizona
The two main types of roofs in Arizona include shingle roofs and flat roofs. Shingle roofs, which can range from asphalt to vinyl composite depending on the material desired by the homeowner, is commonly recommended for residential use because it’s inexpensive and easy to install. However, this type of roof requires a lot of maintenance due to its low lifespan time; additionally rainstorms may lead to leaks if it rains hard enough (especially in low-sloped areas). On the other hand, flat roofs can be made out of metal composite or concrete materials with differences in installation costs; however these styles typically need less maintenance than shingle roofs but could potentially leak after periods rain (especially when there’s a low slope).
There are many great styles for roofing here in Arizona’s hot, dry climate. America’s Best Roofing and Solar is here to assist you every step of the way. Please contact us to learn more about different roof types and roofing materials or to get started on roofing, re-roofing, or roof repairs.
Because Arizona has such extreme heat temperatures and monsoon season storms, roofing styles must have quality and at least somewhat heatproof. In this post, we’ll discuss the most common roof types in Arizona and the pros and cons of each one.
Roofing Shingles: Shingle roofing is one of the most popular types of roofing in the United States, particularly in Arizona. It’s most common to see shingle roofs in residential areas. Roofing Shingles are available in two types: asphalt shingles and natural shingles. Because shingles are cheap, require little upkeep, and are able to tolerate a variety of weather conditions frequently seen in Arizona, they are a common option. A shingle roof should last approximately 20 to 25 years, but will not last as long as tile roof.
Tile Roofs: Roof tile and clay tiles are a common style to see in Arizona, and there are several roofing tile types: concrete tiles, which are the least expensive; clay tiles, which have unique southwestern styles; and slate tiles, which can endure for up to 150 years without needing to be changed! It’s most common however that tile roofs are more costly than many other roofing material types, but they offer numerous advantages and overall many years of quality and safety for your home: These tiles are fireproof, endure well in extreme weather, are less likely to get wet, and last a long time on your property, longer than other common roofing materials. They also provide beautiful styles for your property or your home.
Foam Roofing Material: Polyurethane foam can be sprayed onto an existing surface to make a seamless, well-insulated, and strong roof that will keep your home or your property leak-proof and at the right temperature. A foam roof is ideal for flat roofs, as well as unique structures and homes in Arizona, as well as classic and common styles. A foam roof may last a lifetime if it is properly maintained, as long as a new coating is applied every 7-10 years to fight UV damage.
Metal Roofing: A lot of people in Arizona are adopting a metal roofing instead of other roof types because of its many benefits. Because it is strong against all kinds of common weather, including heat and dust storms that are capable of damaging your roof, it is gaining popularity over the years. In addition to being eco-friendly, ‘cool metal roofing’ can also reduce your energy costs over time. Arizona residential homes can look just as good with metal roofs as any other roofing material. Despite the higher cost, metal roofs are still a good roofing material for Arizona homes.
There are many common roof types and strong roofing materials for your home or your property in Arizona’s hot, dry climate, as you can see. Selecting the right roof types can be a difficult choice. Luckily, the team at America’s Best Roofing and Solar is here to help you every step of the way. To find out more about various roofing materials or to start the roofing, re-roofing, or roof repair process for your property, please call us or visit our website.
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