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Flagstaff is one of the most beautiful cities in America. Getting to see those amazing mountain views every day makes the city an attractive option for many new homeowners, but not all houses are built to withstand the harsh weather that comes with mountain life.

We recommend several different types of roofing materials for Arizona mountain properties, and the material that is best for your house will depend on a few factors. Give our team at Polaris Roofing Systems a call or read on to learn about our premium roofing options for homes in the mountains.

Composite Shingles

Composite roofing products last longer, are more durable, and are much more aesthetically, and architecturally pleasing than traditional roofing materials. Composite roofing shingles are perfect for any climate or region in the world and they come in several styles include slate, cedar shake and barrel tile! Other plastic shingles can become brittle and break in freezing climates. Most composite roofing materials can withstand the hottest and coldest of climates.

Composite roof tile is made of compressed recycled plastics & other sustainable materials. This creates a roofing tile that is much lighter in weight and more durable. Composite roofing products are nearly identical to their natural counterparts and are virtual maintenance free. Ask us for a sample!

Clay Tiles

Clay roof tiles are an attractive and popular roofing option in Arizona. Their smooth, artistic appearance can improve your home’s curb appeal and even add value if you decide to sell. They are weather-resistant and durable enough to withstand snow, rain, and heavy winds. They also do a nice job keeping your house cool during periods of high heat.

However, clay roof tiles are some of the most expensive roofing materials on the market, and they can sometimes experience damage after a severe snowstorm or hailstorm. Clay tiles are also heavier than other roofing options, and some homes are not built to hold the weight of this sturdy material.

If you’re interested in replacing your roof with clay tiles, we can help determine if they would be a good fit for your home.


Metal roofing is an excellent option in terms of durability and design. It is one of the strongest roofing materials, and metal roofs can easily hold up to extreme weather conditions like rain and snow. They also reflect heat rather than absorb it, making them an energy-efficient option during the summer months.

A metal roofing can even be customized to suit your home’s design aesthetic. You can choose from several metal sheeting options that imitate the look of wood or tile, as well as select your desired color choice. This type of roofing is best suited for mountain homes that experience frequent harsh weather conditions.

Stone-Coated Steel

A unique and modern roofing option, stone-coated steel is incredibly durable in the face of extreme weather. Steel is a sturdy roofing material on its own, but this steel is covered in a dense layer of stone to provide further protection against the elements.

Though stone-coated steel is a pricier roofing option, it provides up to 50 years of coverage for your home, making it a practical long-term investment. It’s proven to hold its own against 120 mph winds, heavy rains, and intense hailstorms, and it even protects your home from UV rays.

If you’re looking for the most durable roofing option for your mountain home, stone-coated steel might be the best choice for you.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing materials in the US, covering about 90% of homes. Though not as strong as other options, they are a practical roofing material for houses that experience a decent level of harsh weather conditions, as many of the homes in Flagstaff do.

Standard shingles are better suited for homes located further down the mountain and are subject to less-frequent snowstorms. They are more affordable than other premium options but still provide a decent amount of protection and durability.

Impact-resistant shingles can be a solid alternative if you prefer shingles but live higher up in the mountains.

Need help deciding which roofing material is right for your mountain home? Give Polaris Roofing Systems a call today to speak with one of our roofing experts and schedule a free roof replacement estimate.

Justin Young

Justin Young

Justin young has been in the construction trade for nearly 25 years, focusing on insurance restoration and roofing. While attending Arizona State he worked in new construction custom homes until the opportunity came to get back into restoration and roofing. Roofing came full circle and Justin was promoted to General Manager of a local roofing company. As that progressed he ventured out on his own to start his own company, Polaris Roofing Systems. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of roofing materials, applications and roof quality. Justin enjoys spending time with his 2 young children and wife. Justin prides himself, his company and continued growth on the people around him and the integrity for which it stands for.

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