The benefits of metal roofing in the winter
As the temperatures continue to drop, USA Today reported that most heating bills will rise
this winter. This may be a good time to reach out to a metal roof contractor. Metal roofs offer many benefits that traditional asphalt and shingle roofing do not, especially in the wintertime.
Further insulating your home
As well-insulated as your home may be, installing a metal roof may very well increase its heat retention abilities. Choosing to renovate a roof right before winter settles in may seem like an unwise decision. However, metal roofing is actually very lightweight and can be installed over shingle roofing. You won’t have to worry about not having a roof over your head while the metal is being installed, because you may be able to keep whatever roofing you already have.
A major problem for homeowners during the winter season is the constant maintenance. Leaving a warm home to go outside to shovel and salt a driveway probably isn’t the highlight of anyone’s day. However, it has to be done.
Another procedure that’s necessary and has even more potential for danger is clearing the snowfall off of roofs. If the task is not tended to, it is possible that the roof may buckle under the enormous weight and collapse, endangering the lives of those inside. The process of clearing the snow can be equally hazardous. Homeowners must climb ladders and force the large amount of snow off the roof. It’s possible for the snow to slide off and land on the person, knocking them off the ladder.
Metal roofing offers a welcome solution. Its slippery surface offers little ground for snow to build on. In addition, angled roofing provides the added benefit of being able to allow snow to slide off without any effort on the homeowner’s part. This enables your loved ones to remain safe and saves you from extra work.
If the winter season does require you to do work on the roof, you can rest easy knowing that most of the snow has slid off and that despite their lightness, metal roofing is very strong and will easily hold your weight, despite the wetness of the snow.
Installing a metal roof provides many benefits, especially this coming winter. It comes in a variety of colors and shapes, so you can find one that matches your style. Contact a contractor today to discuss your roofing options.
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