Admitted to the Union in the year 1864, Nevada is the 36th state of the United States. It is home to roughly 3,104,614 people, and ranks as the 7th largest state, occupying an area of 286,382 km2. Nevada is the US' driest state, comprising largely of semi-arid and desert regions. Climate-wise, the state can be divided into two - the north and the south. While both northern Nevada and southern Nevada receive little precipitation and have hot and dry summers, winters in north Nevada are long and cold, as opposed to those in the south which are shorter and milder. As mentioned, rainfall is scarce, and average precipitation levels stand at around 7 inches per years, with the exception of a few wet areas that get as high as 40 inches annually.
The top priority for Nevada residents’ roofing systems - be it residential or commercial - is one that can tolerate the dry heat, and help regulate the indoor atmosphere at the same time. While this makes asphalt as the top candidates, most homeowners actually opt for composite shingles - which is recycled from materials previously used for rooftops. The reason behind this preference is that functioning as rooftop materials in the past makes them strong, while the element of recycling eliminates the element of environmental damage. Done right, such roofs are the strongest available, can boost curb appeal, and gain ecological points as well. Homeowners are also known to opt for roofing designs that can help conserve water (via dual-purpose tanks) or electricity (through solar panels).