Which Types of Roofing Are Best for Hot Weather?

Research shows the next decade will bring the hottest years our planet and homes have ever seen. How do you prepare your home for the extreme heat when preparing to invest in a new roof? Choosing from a variety of types of roofing can seem daunting, but we have all the information you need in this post.

Several options in the roofing world are made to outlast the record hot temperatures. We are sharing our three top choices for heat-resistant roofing options that will last through the hottest days of summer and beyond.

Best Types of Roofing

The best roofing types for summer heat are slate, clay tile, or light-colored metals. Proper roof care and maintenance are vital to the upkeep and value of your home. We will be detailing each type of material to ensure the best weatherproof roof for your home while taking into account personal style and budget.


Slate is a classic, natural material that is aesthetically pleasing and highly durable. Aside from looks, slate is one of the best materials to offset extreme heat temperatures as well as frequent heat changes. One of the best perks of installing a slate roof is its extreme resistance to fire.

A slate roof can last 75-200 years depending on how well it is installed and maintained. Slate is handsome, durable, and one of the top choices for homes looking to weatherproof their roof.

This type of roof is one of the most expensive, but remember, this is an investment in your home. Having a trusted roofer is vital to having your slate roof installed properly.


Clay is similar to slate with a few differences. Clay comes in more color and style variations than slate, and while it looks organic, it is manmade, whereas slate is natural. However, the durability and heat resistance of clay is very comparable to slate.

A clay roof can last upwards of 100 years, making it one of the most durable roofing options. The unique shape of clay tiles helps air flow in and out of the roofing pattern, which helps keep the interior of your home cool as well instead of trapping heat and raising internal temps.

As with slate, it is imperative to trust your installation to a reputable, knowledgeable roofer who can properly install your clay roof to help it last for the next several decades.

Light-Colored Metal

Choosing a metal roof is a more budget-friendly, yet still heat-durable choice. Picking a lighter-colored metal like white, beige, or peach is the key to keeping your roof reflecting heat instead of absorbing it as darker colors would.

Metal roofs can last upwards of 50 years with proper care. The benefit of metal roofing is not only heat resistance, but also cost-effectiveness as the deflection of heat can reduce your energy expenditures by 10-25{9a12bfc896f8896babb4b5f9dfebf9d9aff59856145548edc628a84f129e4db6}.

Similar to slate and clay, metal can also help protect your home in the event of a brush fire, fireworks, or other hazards unrelated to the heat of the sun.

Invest in the Best

We know investing in a roof is a major decision for a homeowner. Our team has over 20 years of experience and our focus on quality and attention to detail are unmatched.

Whatever types of roofing you are considering for your home’s needs, our team at Detailed Roofer wants to ensure it is a successful, stress-free experience.

Get a Speedy Fast Quote® TODAY and let us help you get the right kind of roof for your homeowner’s needs.

Detailed Roofing & Construction

We here at Detailed Roofing, LLC specialize in all of your roofing needs. Whether you are a the owner of a residential building, looking to just have your roof repaired, or are interested in our other services then Detailed Roofing can help you today! Give us a call or submit your inquiry through our website and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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