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How Weather Determines the Best Roofing Materials

It’s interesting to notice that there are many types of roofing and each of them comes with pros and cons. However, if you walk around a city and pay attention to the houses, you’ll likely identify a preferred choice. Why is that?

How Weather Affects Your Roof

Climate is the main factor to be considered when choosing roofing materials, which explains why wood and metal are more common in southern North America, whereas tile is more predominant in the Southwest.

Here’s a practical example:

AMCAT Roofing is a residential and commercial roofing company that has been serving Colorado and New Mexico for years.

In Colorado, we do many metal seam roofs because of their ability to withstand strong winds and snow. For those of you who don’t know, Colorado gets freezing temperatures—and a lot of snow—from October to April, which justifies the choice for this roofing material.

On the other hand, ice is not typically a problem in New Mexico, but high winds and hailstorms are common. In this case, we give preference to asphalt roofs with white or light colors to reflect the heat.

Our Suppliers

We have partnered with first-class suppliers like Studs Lumber, Home Depot, Roof Depot, RWC, Four Corners Pro Steel, and Cal Steel to ensure that we’re using high-quality roofing material in every project we do. In Colorado, we like to use Drexel Metals for our metal process, 26-gauge standing seam, and pro-panel. For shingles, our main supplier is Owens Corning.

So, what’s the most common type of roofing in your city? Are you aware of how it interacts with the climate in your region? We constantly update our blog section with useful information, so don’t forget to check it out every once in a while for roofing tips.

If you live in Colorado or New Mexico, AMCAT Roofing offers excellent customer service and outstanding products. Feel free to contact us through our website or call us at (970) 799-6759 for all your roofing needs!