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3 Roofing Materials To Consider For Your Southern Home

Brittany Howard

When it comes time to replace your roof, you will be overwhelmed by your options. Not only do you need to worry about which material looks best on your home while being the most durable, but you also need to account for energy efficiency and insulation. If you live in the southern part of the country where temperatures a lot warmer, choosing the right roofing material is even more important because the roof is a building's main defense against heat and reducing cooling costs. With this guide, you will learn about the best roofing materials to consider if you live in a warmer climate.

Slate Tile

There are many benefits to using slate roofing tiles. However, using tiles in a light color or earth tone can help absorb heat reflected onto the roof by the sun. This helps keep your home cooler, reducing the energy needed to air condition your home throughout the warmer temperatures.

Another great benefit of slate roofing tiles is the overall appearance. To most homeowners, there is no other roofing material that offers an elegant, attractive finish for their home.

Lastly, the durability and expected lifespan of slate tiles ensure you are making a great investment in your home. You can expect a lifespan of up to 150 years in many cases as long as the slate tiles were installed properly.

White Metal

You may be surprised to learn that a metal roof can help keep your southern home cool in the hotter temperatures.

Installing a metal roof in a lighter color, such as white, cream, or beige, will reflect a large amount of the sun's UV rays and heat away from the home. In addition, a white metal roof helps cool your home in the evening and at night.

When selecting a metal roof, make sure the aluminum or steel material is treated with a corrosion resistant. This will prevent moisture and weathering from rusting the metal before it causes damage that leads to leaks and extensive water damage.

Terracotta/Clay Tiles

Terracotta and clay tiles are also excellent options to consider for your roof if you live in the southern part of the country.

Not only do these materials offer a natural look that is appealing and will stand the test of time, but the light colors and less porous material of the clay ensure the roof does not retain excess heat when compared to darker roofing materials.

A new roof can help conserve energy when cooling your southern home. To learn more about these and other roofing materials, contact your local roofing replacement contractor today.


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Hello, I'm Erica. Welcome to my site about roofing services. We moved into a home in the middle of a stormy country. Although the roof was nice when we moved in, the constant barrage of storms quickly changed its construction. The shingles flew off and flashing unwound until the roof looked awful and started to leak. At that point, we knew we needed to act fast. Luckily, with one call to a roofer, we scheduled the repairs needed to keep it in great shape, even through future storms. I will use this site to talk more about how our roof was repaired and storm proofed.