Admitted to the Union in the year 1787, Delaware is the first state of the United States. It is home to roughly 989,948 people, and ranks as the 49th largest (or second smallest) state, occupying an area of 6,446 km². As most of the state is within the Atlantic coastal plain, Delaware enjoys a humid subtropical climate - having humid, hot summers and cooler and milder winters. Moreover, the state lies in the transitional zone between the vegetation of New York and Pennsylvania - which renders it able to support a wide variety of plant life.
Roofs in Delaware come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, depending on the type of area the properties are in and of course, the type of property itself. For instance, residential homes typically use asphalt and slate shingles - apart from being highly durable, they also help regulate the temperature of homes. Commercial establishments, on the other hand, gravitate more towards flat roofs, as they can offer better protection for large areas with durable-yet-light materials - at an affordable cost. In recent years, rubber roofing and solar shingles are becoming increasingly popular - while rubber roofs are extremely light and offer better insulation at the same time, solar shingles are ideal for anyone looking to utilize the best of solar energy while keeping unnecessary bulk at bay.