Matthew S.
2/26/2015
I'm in a high snow area. This season has been especially bad and my old shingle roof is losing a battle with ice dams. We've had several leaks and damage on the interior of the house as a result. I'm looking into a new metal roof come spring and would like recommendations on the type and style that is most appropriate. My house is a 1940's brick Cape Cod style with a steep peaked roof in parts, and shallow sloped areas over the attached garage and with the addition room. Also of note, we are under a number of trees, therefore where will be a large amount of leaves and possible staining as a result from that. Is there an ideal style that would look appropriate on the house as well as provide a long term solution to the sever snow/ice issues with the wide range of slopes on the house? Thank you for your opinions.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
2/27/2015
There are several visualizer programs out there that will help you model out the different styles and aesthetics of each. Metal will far outperform any asphalt when it comes to thwarting ice damning, however, capes are notorious for ice damns as a result of poor insulation and ventilation. Post up some pictures of the home when you can and I will help you sort through all the details.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/27/2015
I will second what Eric said ... some photos would be helpful if you wish to post them or email them direct to me at [email protected] Also, you may be interested in this article I have written: http://www.asktoddmiller.com/misc/snow-ice-dams-and-metal-roofing/
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/27/2015
Also, I would suggest Kynar / Hylar paint systems as being the most resistant to staining.

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