In the words of Lord Eddard Stark, “Winter is coming”.
When we know that the harsh Winter weather is on the way, it is important to take time to make sure that your property is secure and safe from the elements.
There are plenty of things that you should be doing to protect your home – clearing out the guttering and drains, fixing any gaps in brickwork and around doors and windows and cutting back any trees in your yard. One thing that many people do not consider, however, is their roof.
Your roof is what protects you from the weather. If there are holes or broken tiles, you can find that the structure of your property is severely compromised, and this can end up being very expensive, not to mention the inconvenience that goes along with it.
This is why you need to consider metal roofs, and the benefits that they have in ice, snow and other harsh winter conditions.
What are the advantages of metal roofs in ice and snow?
It keeps your home warm
We all want a toasty, comfortably warm home when there is ice and snow on the ground. When properly designed and installed, metal roofs can keep the temperature between the attic or loft and the exterior air. This prevents condensation from building up which can reduce the effectiveness of the insulation in the loft.
In turn, this keeps the heat in your home higher for longer, as warm air is no longer able to escape through your ineffective or damaged roof. This results in lower energy bills and is much more environmentally friendly.
Winter is no barrier for the installation
Special precautions need to be taken when installing a shingles roof in colder temperatures. However, it does not matter how cold it is, a metal roof can be installed. This is great news if you have left it until now to think about having a new roof!
The snow and ice will not damage your roof
If snow and ice pile up on your standard shingle roof, the weight can damage your roof and guttering. However, the snow and ice will slide straight off a metal roof, preventing ice dams which can cause irreparable damage both to the interior and the exterior of the building.
Many people worry that because the ice and snow slides straight off the roof, it can damage the areas below it. However snow guards and heating elements in the attic can ensure that the snow and ice melts slowly and safely, protecting everything below it.
If you want to know more about the advantages of metal roofs in ice and snow, or want to inquire about having one fitted to your house this winter, get in touch with us today at RPS Metal Roofing and Siding Inc. We are Florida’s premier metal roofing company with almost 20 years of experience in installing the best quality metal roofs for ice and snow. Call us today and get your free quote.