Admitted to the Union in the year 1896, Utah is the 45th state of the United States. It is home to roughly 3,271,616 people, and ranks as the 13th largest state, occupying an area of 219,887 km2. Known for its dry weather, the state enjoys a semi-arid or desert climate, depending on the region. Both types face lower levels of precipitation, and while water is not a scarcity, people tend to be mindful of conserving it. However, as the state has a higher elevation in general, both summers and winters tend to be very extreme (except for mountainous areas, where the summers are more moderate).
The generally harsh weather of Utah warrants homeowners to opt for designs and materials that can withstand the extreme temperatures, as well and weather mishaps like heat waves, tropical storms, hurricanes and sometimes blizzards. Unsurprisingly, the majority of property owners go for the combination of asphalt shingles and sloping roof designs (such as hip and gable). This isn’t very surprising, given the many benefits of this combination. Aside from being resilient, these roofs are swift and easy to build, are cost-efficient, and at the same time can be easily customized. Wood and metal roofing systems are also in use.