Winter weather in New England tends to be a big concern for homeowners. In many areas of New England, a bad storm or heavy snowfall can inflict major damage on a house’s roof. Ice and snow are typically the enemy of roofs everywhere, residential metal roofs provide much better protection from winter weather damage than many other types of residential roofing.
Many of our customers have questions about residential metal roofs and how well they hold up to harsh winter conditions. To help we’ve compiled some info on metal roofs in the winter.
WILL SNOW AND ICE PILE UP ON MY METAL ROOF?
Unlike other types of materials, residential metal roofs are designed to keep the elements from damaging a home. Snow and ice will literally slide right off your roof. This means you won’t ever have to worry about ice dams, which can cause extensive water damage both inside and outside a home. And because metal roofs are so durable, you won’t need to be concerned about ice and snow doing harm to your roof or gutters.
There are actually ways you can equip your metal roof with snow guards or heating cables to eliminate the risk of sliding ice and snow. It may seem odd, but if you have heat sources under your roof or in the attic, you can make sure that snow melts and is shed from the roof in an effective way without doing damage to anything on the ground. You can also get custom metal roofing that’s tailor-made for your home, which can help eliminate any remaining safety concerns.
ROOF REPLACEMENT IN THE WINTER
Wintertime metal roof installations are very common during the winter. One heavy snowfall can be the last straw for other types of roofs, which means that emergency metal roof installations occur quite a bit during this time of year. While it can be tricky to install other types of roofing materials in winter, metal roofs are much more winter-friendly in all aspects. If you find you need a new roof this winter, metal is definitely your best bet.
If your are in need of a new roof, a roof repair, or a consultation call the professionals at BP Builders, LLC to schedule a consultation today!
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