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PO Box 62085
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PO Box 62085
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
(757) 785-9937
(877) 312-7302
scott@sbroofing.com
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Roofing Materials for Warm Weather Homes - Virginia Beach

- Friday, August 09, 2013

The first line of defense in keeping your home cool and combating the heat is the roof. Roofing materials and colors impact how buildings and homes handle heating and cooling.  There are two roofing materials in particular that are great for warm weather roofs.

Roofing with slate tiles a durable and beautiful choice, with a natural color range. Slate roofing lasts a long time with little maintenance. Light colored and earth-toned slate help reduce the heat absorbed by a home because it has natural reflective properties. It also wears to a nice finish over time.

In terms of reflectivity, white metal roofing reflects about 66% of the sun's energy away from a roof. Metal roofing has another edge: Compared to other roofing types, it cools faster at night, and holds less heat for shorter periods.

Most metal roofing will cost 20% to 30% more than traditional roofing, but in energy savings, durability and lowered maintenance, it is a cost saver overall. In order to maximize the benefits of metal roofing in warm climates, treatments and installation are major factors. Most metal roofs are steel and aluminum and most types should be treated for corrosion resistance. They also need to meet minimum code standards for wind resistance and placement.

Roofing materials impact how buildings keep cool, especially in warm climates. For more information roofing materials, contact SB Roofing.

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