Admitted to the Union in the year 1788, Massachusetts is the 6th state of the United States. It is home to roughly 7,029,917 people, and ranks as the 44th largest state, occupying an area of 27,336 km². The state primarily enjoys a humid continental climate, consisting of hot and humid summers, with winters being equally cold and freezing. Massachusetts is known for its rather disturbed weather situation - it is very prone to extreme weather and winter storms, particularly nor'easters. Being the part of the US’s eastern seaboard, the state is vulnerable to tropical storms, hurricanes and summer storms in general.
The standard roofing designs - the gable roof, the hip roof and the flat roof - are a mainstay in Massachusetts. And they are often made from materials like asphalt, slate, and clay - all of which are known for offering protection against different types of weather extremes. Massachusetts, however, is also known for its innovative designs when it comes to roofing systems. One of the first states to adopt solar panel roofing, many residential and non-residential areas have openly adopted new designs, which include roofs that double as reservoirs, and vegetative roofing, where small plants and grass are cultivated on rooftops to enhance its eco-friendliness.