Admitted to the Union in the year 1787, Pennsylvania is the 2nd state of the United States. It is home to roughly 13,011,844 people, and ranks as the 33rd largest state, occupying an area of 119,283 km2. Pennsylvania's southeastern corner, which includes a section of the greater Philadelphia enjoys a humid continental climate, with warm summers and cold freezing winters. The rest of the state enjoys a humid subtropical climate, where the summers are comparatively hotter but the winters are milder. Precipitation level here are largely above average, though some of the parts in the west of the state (especially near Lake Erie) can face over 100 inches of snowfall every year. Pennsylvania is also vulnerable to floods and tropical cyclones - hurricane Agnes being one of many such examples.
The prime requirement for Pennsylvania property owners is to have roofing systems that can face essentially anything the weather throws at them, and maintain a high curb appeal while they’re at it. Homeowners have a preference for asphalt shingles, which in recent years are largely customizable and can be made to look aesthetically appealing. The level of customization, of course, will dictate the type and level of maintenance, as well as its associated cost. Those with a sense of nostalgia opt for materials such as brick, clay and cedar - which do wonders for curb appeal.