Admitted to the Union in the year 1789, North Carolina is the 12th state of the United States. It is home to roughly 10,551,162 people, and ranks as the 28th largest state, occupying an area of 139,390 km2. North Carolina largely enjoys humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers, but milder winters. The exception to this rule are the in and around the Appalachians, which face more of a subtropical highland climate, having similar summers but colder (yet not freezing) winters. In fact, the mountains function as a major point of regulation of temperature and weather for the rest of the state by essentially "blocking" cold winds and storms from coming in to the region.
Regardless of which climate zone a North Carolina resident falls in, having a roofing system that is stable enough to go through the hot and cold weather at an affordable maintenance rate is the ultimate requirement. Architectural and slate shingles are fairly common here - while they can be a little costly, they are popular because they have a high durability and add highly to the curb appeal. Another popular choice is to use metal roofs in a corrugated form, or contrast it with another material such as fiber, wood, brick or vinyl. The element of “embellishment’” both enhances the roof’s beauty and makes it stronger.