Washington state has two basic climate types: coastal and continental. The Cascade Mountains serve as the big divider between these two distinct sets of climates, with the western side of the state being predominantly coastal-type and the eastern side being predominantly continental-type. We’ve covered how to choose the best roof for Washington’s coastal communities, which lie on the western side of the Cascades, but how about the Cascade mountain region and eastern communities? The Pacific Northwest’s roofing needs vary by climate type, especially considering the effect the Cascades have on homes.
Washington state provides its residents with a wide range of climates to enjoy. From oceanfront cottages to mountain chalets and everything in between. Choosing the right roof for these climates varies greatly depending on your location. While most engineered metal roofing systems will hold up to the challenges every region will face, certain options provide better protection and savings than others.