Choosing the Right Roofing Material for Marietta’s Climate

Marietta has hot and humid summers, mild winters, and occasional snowfall. When it comes to choosing the right roofing material for your Marietta home, you should keep such weather events as heavy rains, sleet, freezing rains, and snowfalls in mind. Read on to explore the benefits of popular roofing materials—shingles, metal roofs, TPO roofs, and tile roofs—and help you make an informed decision that suits Marietta’s weather conditions.

Shingles

At Remove & Replace Roofing, LLC, we are proud to have installed 446,391 sqft of shingles—we know this roofing material like the back of our hands. 

Benefits of Shingles

Affordability: Shingle roofs are often a cost-effective option for homeowners.

Versatility: Available in various styles and colors, allowing for customization to match the aesthetic of your home.

Ease of Installation: Shingles are relatively easy to install, which reduces labor costs and installation time.

Considerations for Marietta Weather

While shingles are a popular choice, the hot Marietta summers can lead to faster wear and tear. Consider investing in high-quality, heat-resistant shingles to enhance durability. You could also opt for Roof Maax treatment to expand their lifespan.

Metal Roofs

With 12,000 sqft of metal installed, we know what we are talking about when it comes to metal roofs.

Benefits of Metal Roofs

Durability: Metal roofs are known for their longevity, often lasting 50 years or more.

Energy Efficiency: Reflective coatings on metal roofs can help keep your home cooler, reducing energy consumption.

Weather Resistance: Metal roofs can withstand severe weather conditions, including heavy rain and wind.

Considerations for Marietta

Metal roofs, as with any material, are prone to expansion and contraction during temperature swings. You should opt for an expert roofing contractor, such as Remove & Replace Roofing, LLC, that will ensure proper installation.

It is important to not have components of the metal roof pinned a certain way. For example, standing seam metal roofs should have their panels pinned at the top and hemmed over at the bottom to make sure they are not firmly fixed in one place. This would allow for expansion and contraction to happen without causing damage.

Another great strategy for metal roofs is a floating clip system that allows for an unlimited amount of expansion and contraction. 

You should also invest in insulation to mitigate the effects of the weather on your metal roof. When it comes to replacing a roof, you need to choose a responsible roofing contractor who will never place a metal roof on top of your old asphalt roof. Doing that would create friction that would rub through protective layers of zinc and aluminum. This would lead to rusting from the inside out.

TPO Roofs

Having installed 52,000 sqft of TPO, we will be more than happy to install this type of roof on your home!

Benefits of TPO Roofs

Energy Efficiency: TPO roofs reflect sunlight, reducing the absorption of heat and keeping your home cooler.

Durability: Resistant to mold, dirt, and tears, TPO roofs are known for their longevity.

Lightweight: TPO is a lightweight material, putting less stress on the structure of your home.

Considerations for Marietta

TPO roofs can be an excellent choice for Marietta’s hot summers. 

Tile Roofs

We have installed 24,222 sqft of tile roofs. So, what makes this roof type attractive for homeowners?

Benefits of Tile Roofs

Aesthetic Appeal: Tile roofs add a timeless and elegant look to your home.

Durability: Tiles are resistant to rot, insects, and fire, providing long-lasting protection.

Natural Insulation: The thermal mass of tiles provides natural insulation, helping regulate indoor temperatures.

Considerations for Marietta

While tiles are durable, they can be heavier than other materials. Ensure that your home’s structure can support the weight of a tile roof, keeping in mind a snow load that may occur due to snowfalls in Marietta.

At Remove & Replace Roofing, LLC we have ensured professional installations of shingle, tile, metal, and TPO roofs in Marietta, GA for more than 15 years. Schedule an appointment and get a free estimate today. Call us at (404) 963-7196.