Do you need to patch up a leak or possibly replace your roof? Well, winter is just around the corner, so this is the best time to repair the patch or get a new roof over your head. There are quite a number of roofing options available but a metal roof is the perfect match for this weather. Besides being the best value roofing option with minimal maintenance, there are more reasons as to why you should get a metal roof and not any other during this winter season.
Not affected by ice damming
If you live in an area that has a lot of snowfall or a lot or temperature swings, you may be susceptible to ice damming, ice damming can cause damage to many roof systems. Metal roofing has an advantage in this situation because as long as its installed properly the ice damming cannot cause any damage. The metal panels are hooked into the drip edge at the bottom edge of the roof so even if ice builds up and dams there is no way for it to make its way into the roof system.
Can Be Installed During Winter
Most homeowners repair their homes during fall in preparation for winter but would rather not during the winter. Some people believe that it is technically impossible to do it during the winter. Well, this is partially true since it depends on with the type of roofing you want to install. It is possible to install a metal roof over your house regardless of the season and time of the year. Metal roofing in winter does take longer but the price may be lower as the supply of work will be less than what is available during the summer. The homeowner should get a better deal and the roofing contractor gets to keep his employees working during the cold months. its a win win for everyone!
Cuts Down on Utility Bills
In some situations we are able to add insulation below the metal roofing, this typically happens on a low slope roof that used to be tar and gravel roofing or a torch on roof system. In these systems the insulation is on the cold side of the vapour barrier. When we replace one of these systems with a metal roof we are able to add rigid foam insulation for an added R value of approxamitly R6 per inch of insulation added.
If your pre-existing roof is not badly off, you can minimize installation costs by having a metal roof placed on top. A metal roof over your head will keep you safe from the harsh weather conditions outside during winter and getting one for your home this winter will be a great move.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!