The Northeastern United States is home to big cities and beautiful landscapes. From the snowy slopes of Vermont and New Hampshire to the sunny beaches along the Atlantic coast, the Northeast has a lot to offer. But the weather patterns can also prove troublesome, to say the least. Fierce snowstorms and intense summer heat can damage roofs and create major headaches for homeowners and contractors. If you’re taking on a roofing project in the Northeastern U.S., here are some things to keep in mind.
Getting tough with roofing materials
When a nor’easter hits, the snow can pile up in a hurry. This is great for people who love skiing and snowshoeing, but it’s not so great for your roof. Fluctuations in temperatures can cause the snow to melt and refreeze, setting the stage for ice dams and troublesome leaks. But the threats to your roof don’t end once warmer weather hits. Hail and strong winds from summer thunderstorms can cause their own damage. So, it’s important to choose a roofing product that’s tough enough to withstand the wide range of conditions the Northeast is famous for.
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material used in the Northeast, as they are throughout the rest of the country. Unfortunately, they can be damaged by roof rakes when pulling down heavy snow after a storm. Although they can still be found on lodges and cabins at some of the Northeast’s ski resorts, modern builders tend to stay away from using wood shakes and shingles because of concerns about moisture damage. Clay and concrete tiles are also less common in the region because they can be damaged by hail and freezing temperatures.
Tile without the trouble
But if you like the look of a tile roof and want something that can hold up under tough conditions, consider using Quarrix Composite Tiles. These durable tiles won’t freeze or crack in the cold, and they’re class 4 impact rated, so you know they’re strong enough to resist damage from hail. They also aren’t susceptible to mold or mildew like other tile products, so you don’t have to worry about problems once the summer humidity returns. We also offer heavy duty installation materials to make sure everything stays put during those serious summer storms.
Our Double Roman Composite Tiles are faster and easier to install than traditional roof tiles because they weigh 67% less, feature an interlocking design and come with easy-to-read alignment marks to speed installation. This is great for homeowners because it means your new roof gets finished sooner. And it’s great for contractors because it means easier installation and fewer back problems caused by lifting heavy roofing products. For homeowners worried about longevity, our Composite Tiles come with a 50-year warranty, so you can rest easy knowing this may be the only roofing project you’ll ever have to deal with.
For a product that looks great and is tough enough to protect your home from all the harsh weather the Northeast can throw at it, consider choosing Quarrix Composite Tiles for your next roofing project.
Looking for roofing materials outside of the Northeast? Check out our infographic on regional roofing threats or our blog posts on roofing materials for other regions of the U.S., including the Southwest, Southeast, West, and Midwest. Then contact Quarrix to find the right materials for your next project.