Best Roofing Materials for Dry Areas

Extreme weather in arid regions

Deserts are one of the driest regions and face the most extreme challenges such as temperature, wind, sand, and intense sunlight. While other regions also experience extreme weather on lower roofs, in arid regions these extreme challenges are a daily phenomenon. The temperature difference in desert areas is huge, dropping from 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day to 25 degrees Fahrenheit at night. This is an unbearable challenge for most roofing materials.

For homeowners with luxury homes in dry regions, roofs are the first line of defense against desert climates, and heating and cooling can be an expensive expense. Therefore, it is very important to choose a roof with energy-saving features. Sand is always attacking the roof, and it is essential to ensure that the strength and durability of the roof material can withstand the attack of wind and sand.

Frequent sandstorms can easily strip paint off utility poles and are powerful enough to wreak havoc on traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, clay shingles, and wood shakes. JHL metal roofing products are called metal roofs that look like shingles, and it replicates the look of all of these traditional roofs. JHL products are loved by homeowners in the desert regions of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Southern California. After all, who can say no to an elegant, stylish, and durable roof?

Hazards of Haboob

“Haboob” refers to a strong storm with a lot of sand, and its frequency has been increasing. Relevant research institutions have listed them as the biggest threat to hinder the development of desert areas. The Haboob can reach up to 60 miles in diameter and have winds of up to 70 mph, and the sand grains trapped in it are endowed with a powerfully destructive force. Even metal roofs can be heavily dented.

Limitations of traditional roofing materials in arid regions

Clay roofs are most common in desert areas, as using dirt is the best way to keep out the sand. These clay roofs are made from local materials and are relatively inexpensive to manufacture. But there are obvious deficiencies in terms of aesthetics and strength, and clay tiles are prone to breakage and require constant maintenance. And it can’t support walking, which can lead to more cracks, so maintenance is also a big hassle.

The heavy clay tile is good for resisting the lifting force of the wind, but it absorbs a lot of water when it rains, which puts pressure on the house structure and is not good for people to collect rainwater.

The JHL Spanish Tile and JHL Bond Tile perfectly replicate the barrel and scalloped exterior for a more vivid architectural style. The strength of galvanized steel and the colorful particle coating of JHL metal shingles and the highest impact resistance rating is able to withstand storms.

Desert climates can degrade asphalt roofs so quickly that they are hardly an option. High temperatures and strong sunlight can cause softening and loosening around fasteners, which makes asphalt shingles easily blown away by the wind. Softened bitumen from asphalt roofing seeps into the deck and hardens quickly after the sun goes down, propping up the gaps.

The JHL Shingle Tile Roofing System perfectly replicates the look and dimensions of asphalt roofs, while offering increased durability and firmness.

Energy Efficiency of JHL Stone Coated Steel Roofing

JHL Stone coated steel roofing
JHL Stone coated steel roofing

The unique ventilation installation method (slat system) can dissipate the heat and effectively reduce the indoor temperature. The stone coating on the surface can reflect a lot of ultraviolet rays and slowly release heat after the temperature drops, maintaining the indoor temperature. It’s like a fire-baked stone, releasing heat slowly.

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