In California, the climate varies generally from hot desert to Mediterranean and Continental, with moderated temperatures due to the influence of the ocean.
Winters are generally warm, snow is rare, while summers are very agreeable, uniformly dry and not too hot. In these conditions, people have to invest less in energy-efficiency for their homes.
When it comes to roofing, there are a few materials that represent a great match for California`s climate.
- Asphalt shingles
This is a very popular roofing material all over the country, due to providing a good balance between costs, resistance and durability. Asphalt shingles can be purchased in a variety of colors, which makes them a good choice for most styles.
- Metal shingles
This increasingly popular roofing material is fire and water proof, lightweight and very durable. It is typically made of aluminum, copper or stainless steel, but also simulates successfully other materials.
- Wood shingles and shakes
Natural materials like wood never go out of style and they are a good choice for California`s residential buildings. Roofs made of wood are very beautiful and durable, although more exposed to damage caused by fire, moisture, insects and rot, unless they are treated with special substances and maintained periodically.
If you are looking for an experienced roofing company to answer your questions, give Los Gatos Roofing a call!