Fall may have just arrived, but winter will rear its cold and ugly head before you know it. Even if you don’t live in a state that experiences extreme winter weather, you’re probably still concerned about keeping the heat in and preventing frequent home maintenance. Both of these worries can be alleviated by choosing the right roofing materials. Think a metal roof replacement can’t help you safeguard your home and make it more comfortable? Think again.
A metal roof will make your home more comfortable throughout the year
A lot of people are aware that a metal roof can keep your home cooler in the summertime. That’s because these roofing materials reflect more than 65% of heat from the sun, absorbing 35% or less of this energy. Other roofing materials like asphalt absorb much more of this heat, which makes your home a lot warmer in the process.
But interestingly, metal roofs can keep homes comfier in the winter, too. An asphalt roof will lose a lot of heat during the nighttime, but metal roofs won’t. One study found that the airspace below a metal roof was as much as 20 degrees warmer than that under an asphalt roof during January. That translates into lower energy bills and less stress on your heating system.
Metal roofs can withstand harsh conditions
The lifespan of a roof made of asphalt can range from 10-20 years, but during that time, you’ll likely have to perform quite a bit of maintenance. Metal roofs, on the other hand, are known for their durability and need very little maintenance throughout their average 30-50 year life. In areas that experience high winds, heavy snowfall, and lots of ice, a metal roof can be of great benefit.
Metal roofing systems are actually designed to shed snow and ice, which means you won’t have to spend a lot of effort clearing off your roof or worrying about the state of your gutters. And when you have a roofing contractor professionally install your metal roof, you won’t need to worry about emergency repairs or replacement during inclement weather.
You can even have a metal roof installed during winter
Roofing emergencies do happen (and always at the worst times), but with other kinds of roofing materials, there may be only so much you can do until the weather warms up again. But if you need a total replacement, it is actually possible to get a new metal roof installed during the winter. Often, contractors will be willing to take on this task, as long as the conditions are safe to be outdoors. If and when your current roof gives out this winter, a metal roof may be easier to install than other types and will give your home the long-term protection it needs.
While you may not be exactly looking forward to winter, having a metal roof can provide seasonal peace of mind. To find out why GreenForm is considered a go-to source for metal roofing Chattanooga TN residents rely on, contact us today.