Admitted to the Union in the year 1791, Vermont is the 14th state of the United States. It is home to roughly 643,503 people, and ranks as the 5th smallest state, occupying an area of 24,923 km2. The state enjoys a humid continental climate, with humid springs, gentle summers, colorful autumns, in contrast to rather cold and extended winters. The state's annual mean temperature is around 6 degrees Celsius, and facing above-average to heavy snowfall at an average of 60 to 100 inches annually. Climate change, however, has had a profound effect on the state - as people are experiencing higher temperatures and lower snowfall levels.
Asphalt shingles are by far the most popular in Vermont. This is no surprise, as they can handle temperature fluctuations, sustain the least possible damage, and are easily built and maintained at very affordable rates. Three-tab and architectural shingles are both popular among asphalt shingles - they use additional layers of zinc or fiber to offer better insulation and prevent moss and mold growth. Many people also opt for wooden shingles - including cedar, cypress and redwood, which largely survive weather fluctuation while offering better curb appeal.