If you live in a temperate climate, where the summers are hot and the winters are cold and snowy, then metal roofing is a great choice for your home. Here's a look at some of the many benefits it offers in a climate such as yours.
Lower Air Conditioning Bills in the Summer
Metal roofing naturally reflects more sunlight than other roofing types, like asphalt and cedar shakes. It does an even better job of this is you have it coated with a special, reflective coating. As a result, your home does not get as hot in the summer, and your air conditioner does not have to work as hard. This will save you money on your energy bills and may mean there are more days when you don't even have to turn your air conditioner on.
Easier to Remove Snow
Sliding snow off of a textured, asphalt or wood roof is hard work, since the textured surface creates a lot of friction with the snow. Metal, however, is a lot slicker. You should be able to reach up there easily and slide the snow off with a snow rake or long-handled broom. It might even slide right off itself. Since metal roofing is lighter than most other roofing materials, you don't have to worry as much about snow accumulation in the first place. The lighter roof means there's a bit more leeway as to how much snow your walls can support.
Less Chance of The Roofing Blowing Away
Winter storms and summer thunder storms are sometimes accompanied by high winds, which can rip even slightly damaged shingles off a roof. These winds have a much harder time picking up the big panels used to make metal roofs. This can save you countless calls to the roofing company or trips up on the roof to make repairs.
Less Moss Growth
Spring and fall tend to be pretty wet in temperate climates, so if you have trees overhanging your roof and providing shade, these seasons are prime time for moss growth on asphalt and wooden roofs. This is not an issue on metal roofs -- moss cannot root itself in metal. You'll never have to spray a metal roof to prevent moss growth or spend time scraping these pesky plants off of it.
Metal roofs are becoming more common in temperate climates, and for good reason. Throughout every season, a metal roof can make your life easier.
For more information, contact Dome Construction Company or a similar organization.