The desert is known for it’s intense, dry heat. Homeowners in states like New Mexico know first hand how important it is to choose the right roofing materials to keep your home cool on hot summer days.

Your roof is one of the most important systems in a home. It is what is going to protect you from the elements, and with the right roofing system, it can also save you money on energy bills, as well as keep you cool and dry.

Energy efficient roofing solutionsKeeping your roof cool

If it’s time to replace your residential or commercial roof, talk to a roofing expert about the best materials for your climate. The technology is advancing fast, and roofing materials are being designed to help transfer heat from the sun away from your home.

Color plays a big part in heat reduction. Light colored materials will deflect heat and keep you roof cool, even when the sun is baking down on your home or business for days on end.

If your roof is in good shape, but you want it to be more energy efficient there is an elastomeric coating that is extremely useful in hot climates. This exterior layer is particularly effective on metal rooftops or commercial roofing like EPDM. However, just like any roof, this coating is a whole system in and of itself, so we recommend having a professional on the job. There are multiple processes to this system, one mistake in installation and your roof is left compromised.

Best roofing materials for hot climatesYou can also talk to your local roofing expert about getting a heat barrier installed underneath your existing roofing system. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a protective heat barrier between your roof and the rest of your home.

Of course, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Your classic and traditional terracotta red tiles have been popular in the New Mexico landscape for generations, and it continues to be the roofing material of choice. It is aesthetically pleasing, and the rounded shape helps reduce heat.

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