When you live in an area that experiences heavy snowfall each season, you know that the several inches of weighted snow can cause damage to your roof. Excess snow can cause roofing to sag and can warp shingles. If you want to protect your home against snowfall this winter, consider the many benefits a metal roof can offer.
Easier snow removal
Since metal roofing is reflective, this allows for better snow removal in the winter. When the sun is out and heating up the reflective metal surface, sheets of snow become loose and begin to melt. The snow then slides off your roof naturally, keeping packed snow from building up and causing excess weight on top of your home. Even if the sun is not out, warming temperatures can cause large sheets of ice to slide off your metal roof since it has a mainly seamless surface with little areas for snow to adhere to. As a safety precaution, keep pets and children away under your roof when the weather warms, as huge sheets of snow can come sliding to the ground at any time, which can be dangerous.
Better weather resistance
The strongest roofing option for your home is metal roofing, as it is able to withstand amazingly high winds (up to 200 mph) and will not dent or rust due to hail, rain, or snowfall and the moisture left behind. It is also the best roofing material for homes that experience heavy snowfall since this type of roof will not buckle under the weight and pressure of packed snow. Metal roofing is also much lighter than other styles of roofing, which puts less weight on your home's foundation even if ample snow is left on your roof for certain periods of time. Your roofing contractor can help you compare metal roofing to other roofing options, including asphalt or wooden shingles, to help you determine the best snow-resistant roofing option for your needs.
Living in an area that experiences a lot of snowfall can cause a lot of damage to your roof over time. You want to install a roof that can withstand all kinds of nasty weather as well as have the ability to keep heavy snow from caving in your home. Choosing metal roofing can help improve the durability of your home overall, and can last for many years. Talk to your roofing contractor about metal roofing compared to other styles to see if it is the best option for your weather-prone home. To learn more, contact a roofing company likeEmerald Roofing.Share
6 June 2016
When I married my husband 10 years ago, I agreed to move into the ranch home he already owned. Initially, we planned to live in this house for five years and then after a few years of marriage we wanted to buy our dream home. After our wedding, many things in our lives changed. We both got different jobs. And we decided to transform the house my husband owned when we married into our forever home. To accomplish this task, we have begun a major renovation project. The first job on our list was a new roof. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of roofs to install on a brick home.