Benefits of a Metal Roof During the Winter

Many people throughout the United States need to deal with snow each winter, whether it’s shoveling off a driveway or removing snowdrifts from an overladen roof’s eaves. One of the best investments a homeowner can make when it comes to reducing winter-related concerns such as these is a new metal roof.

Metal roofs are not only attractive, but they offer very easy maintenance, more efficient home energy usage, and tremendous long-term value. A metal roof offers superior snow-shedding properties compared to asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, and other types of roofs.

Metal roofs shed snow

By design, metal roofs shed snow quicker than most roofing materials. When the sun shines, its heat passes through the snow, hits the metal, and is reflected.  Just like snow melting on the hood of a car, the sun heats up a metal roof, allowing snow to melt over the entire roof surface.  As the ice and snow melt from the bottom on a metal roof, there is an increased rate of shedding. Metal keeps your home warm. 

When properly designed and installed, a metal roof system can stop fluctuations in temperature between the attic and the outdoor air.

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This reduces condensation build-up in the attic which can negatively impact the attic insulation value. A “cold” roof also tends to keep snow on the roof, which adds another layer of insulation.

Metal roofing can be installed during winter

One of the main advantages metal roofing has when it comes to winterizing your home is that, barring a snowstorm, metal roofs can be installed in the middle of winter. They do not become brittle under extreme cold, unlike other roofing materials. Installing asphalt roofs can be a real challenge during the winter.

Metal roofs are lighter

Metal roofs are ideal if you have limited time and resources for transitioning from a different roofing material like asphalt shingles. Metal roofs are lighter, eliminating the need to reinforce the original roof deck. This is ideal if you need to expedite an installation. Despite the light weight, it can support a heavy layer of snow without buckling.

Metal roofs are energy efficient

A properly-designed and installed metal roofing system creates an effective barrier that reduces heat loss and maximizes energy efficiency. It also prevents ice dams by keeping a consistent temperature throughout the entire roof area.

Less likely to leak

Did you know that metal roof materials have a watertight assembly especially when compared to shingles? By applying a sealant to the exterior surface and its underlayment it reduces the chances of leaking even more. You can rest assured that the snow or rain will never penetrate.

Why metal roof

Investing in a metal roof this winter is a decision that will continuously give back financially and environmentally.  If you are interested in learning more about a metal roof, make sure to visit one of distributors near you.

Whether you choose metal roofing for its low-maintenance durability, eco-friendly materials, or simply because it is available when other materials aren’t, you are investing in a great roof that will last a long time.

About Metal Sales

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the construction industry. Metal Sales works with architectural specifiers and commercial construction professionals to create inspirational design solutions. With the industry’s largest and most knowledgeable sales and technical support team, Metal Sales has the expertise to address today’s challenges in high-performance, sustainable and Net-Zero building. Metal Sales has outreach around the world. Delivering outstanding roof, wall and fascia metal panels from its 21 facilities throughout the U.S.

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