Winter can be especially harsh on your home’s exterior, which is why it’s important to choose a roofing system that can handle sub-zero temperatures. If you live in a cold climate, most contractors would recommend installing a custom metal roofing system.
Why are metal roofs ideal for homes in cold climates?
Metal roofs shed snow. Snow is harmless in small amounts, but if enough accumulates on top of your roof, the weight load that’s added to your roof will become problematic. The issue is that your roof isn’t designed to handle extra weight loads for long. The added weight load from the snow might eventually compromise your home’s structural integrity. Fortunately, snow doesn’t pile up on metal roofs—it slides down the sleek metal surface, reducing the weight load on your roof.
Energy efficiency. Thanks to their reflective surface, metal roofs don’t absorb heat, which helps reduce cooling costs. But what about in the winter? A 2007 study by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that the airspace below a metal roof was warmer than its surface. Keep in mind that the type of underlayment that’s installed under the metal roof can affect the roof’s temperatures as well. For instance, synthetic roof underlayment won’t bond to the metal or roof substructure, which means there’s less heat transfer and lower energy costs. That’s why before choosing a metal roof replacement, it’s best to consult a professional roofer.
Metal roofing panels can be installed even in cold weather. Cold weather conditions aren’t the most ideal for roof replacement or storm damage roof repair projects, but since metal roofing panels don’t become brittle in subzero temperatures, they can be installed even in the middle of winter. To make sure the metal roof is installed properly, only qualified contractors should handle the installation.
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Arrowhead Roofing offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof repair and replacement services. To get a free roof replacement estimate, call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out this form.