August 10, 2019

Tips for Finding A Great Roofing Material for Humid Climate

Humid climate zones pose special challenges for building components, including the roofs, therefore the owners of buildings in humid areas need to choose their roofing materials very carefully. The roofs in hot humid areas are more prone to developing algae and fungi infestations, while in climate regions where high humidity (usually in the form of snow) is associated with lower temperatures, the roofs need to be able to withstand the excessive weight of frozen precipitation.

metal roofing in MinneapolisHere are some roofing materials that work best in humid climates, cold and hot alike:

Metal roofs – metal roofing is usually sensitive to rust, but the alloys used for manufacturing metal roofing in Minneapolis is resistant to the harmful actions of high humidity and metal panels also come with durable, water-resistant coatings to provide even more protection. Metal roofs are also great for humid climate areas because water and snow can easily slide down on the smooth surface of the metal roofing panels;

Clay tile roofs – clay tiles are the most resistant and the longest-lived roofing materials, equally suitable for hot and cold humid areas. The only thing that can prevent the usage of clay tile is the weight of the material – the solution is suitable only for buildings that are solid and strong enough to hold the weight of the tiles.


Written By RCM