July 13, 2017
Preserve and Protect: Tips for storing metal panels
Patching up a leak or replacing your roof soon? As winter approaches, harsh weather and changing climates can greatly affect a roof’s life span and performance. In addition to low maintenance throughout the year, metal roofing provides even more benefits during the colder months.
A few of the benefits metal roofing offers in the winter include:
Snow and ice can cause major damage to a home, especially if the weight burden increases over harsh winters. Metal roof panels are manufactured to resist cold weather damage and are installed to gradually shed snow and ice. Snow guards can also be installed to allow snow to safely slide off in small amounts.
Metal acts as an insulator and allows cool and warm air to circulate without escaping. This results in lower energy costs throughout the year, and helps your home stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The busiest time of the year for contractors is in the fall, when most homeowners want to fix damages to their roof before the colder months. There is a common misconception that roofs can only be installed during the warmer months because of the snow and ice. However, metal roofs can be installed in the winter; contractors are more likely to be available and could offer lower pricing.
Investing in a metal roof this winter is a decision that will continuously give back financially and environmentally. With installation available throughout the year and benefits that help you instantly save, why wait?