METAL ROOFING VS THE WEATHER
How does Metal Roofing Stand Up to the Elements?
Whether we like it or not, the reality is that our homes will eventually (if not yearly) face extreme conditions due to weather. So the question is, how does Metal Roofing stand up against extreme weather? As you'll learn, whether you’re likely to experience heavy wind, hail, snow, or fire, there’s no better choice than a metal roof.
Heavy Wind and Hail Storms
Our metal roofs are designed to withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather like hail and high winds. Our metal roofing also has a 150-mph wind rating (equal to an F2 tornado), meaning your are safe from the wind gusts that could accompany a hail storm.
Most non-metal roofing material begins to deteriorate as soon as it’s exposed to elements like severe storms and high winds. A metal roof will never deteriorate, and can withstand most everything Mother Nature throws its way.
Snow & Ice
Most metal roofs have a fairly smooth top surface. When the sun shines, heat from the sun passes through the snow, hits the metal, and is reflected back outside. This process allows the snow and ice will melt from the bottom meaning your roof will shed the snow and ice more quickly than other roofing materials.
Ice can be just as dangerous as snow to your home. Icicles hanging along the eaves of your house may also lead to ice dams: thick ridges of solid ice that build up along the eaves. Ice dams can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and pour into your house. Heat from a poorly insulated attic melts snow on the roof, when that water pools, it gets in the house. A metal roof is the best defense against heavy snow loads and ice dams.