This time of year, we're often asked how a metal roof handles the #1 winter homeowner concern: ice and snow.
If you live in a snowy climate (much of the US and Canada), metal roofing continues to be the popular roofing choice.
Why? Because snow and ice slide right off a metal roof. So you'll never have to worry about the destructive effects of ice damming -- that's when snow backs up against your roof eaves and causes water to get under the shingles.
Because durable metal roofing is designed to shed snow and ice, you also won't have to worry about icicles or ice buildup tearing down your gutter.
This brings up our next question...
Metal roofing systems are not only designed to shed snow and ice, you can also have snow guards or heating cables installed along with it. These help to break up big snow or ice chunks and avoid the "avalanche" effect on walkways and other traffic areas outside your home during the winter.
With home heating costs doubling in the last two years, you may be surprised to learn that metal roofs are excellent insulators. Not only will a metal roof keep your house comfortable, regardless of the weather outside, it can actually help lower your wintertime heating bills.
Often, a heavy winter snow may be the breaking point for an old roof that needs to be replaced. So it is not at all uncommon for metal roof installations to be done in the wintertime.
If you're thinking of investing in a new metal roof, and you want to have it put on in the winter, check with your local MRA metal roofing contractor.
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