When you choose a roofing material for your home, you need to think about more than the initial cost of installing the material. For example, you should consider the climate that you are building your home in. If you are in an arid environment, then you need a roofing material that will help to keep your home cool. On the other hand, if you live in a cold, snowy environment, you will need a material that will help to protect your home from the snow. If you live in a snowy climate, then metal should be your first choice for roofing material.
Metal Roofing vs. Roof Collapse
Asphalt or wooden shingles will have a high-friction surface that will allow snow to build up on your roof. Even if the bottom layer of snow begins to melt due to heat escaping from your home, the upper layers will stay in place on your roof. The more snow that builds up on your roof, the more weight your roof has to contend with. If you get a lot of heavy snow, you can build up enough weight to collapse your roof. Metal presents a low-friction surface that will allow snow to slough right off of your roof.
Metal Roofing vs. Ice Dams
When meltwater runs down your roof, it will eventually hit your eaves, and because your eaves are not protected by your home's insulation, they will get cold enough to freeze the water, and as layer after layer of ice builds up, it will eventually get so thick that meltwater will pool up behind it, and if the pool gets deep enough, water can run under your shingles and leak into your home. A metal roof will be made from panels that run from the eaves to your roof's ridge. Thus, any ice dams that form will not have a chance to leak into your home. You should not, however, have to worry about ice dams in the first place because any snow that collects on your roof should slough off before ice dams can form.
Certain roofing materials are better for certain climates than other materials. Metal roofing is durable, long-lasting, and uniquely suited to the challenges presented when you choose to live in a snowy environment. While metal roofing will cost more money than the popular materials such as asphalt shingles, it will help you save money on maintenance and repair costs and will protect your home from snow-related disasters.
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