Though the winter may not be your first choice to install a roof, if you’re installing metal roofing, it is actually ok to install this material in the winter and, for some customers, is even preferable. For example, there are not many customers scheduling installs during the winter months. It might be easier for a customer to get their ideal install date and potentially even get a better price due to the lack of competition.
The first point that must be made on installing metal roofs in winter has to do with comparing them to asphalt shingles. If you are looking for asphalt shingles, installing these in the wintertime will be impossible.
The reason why asphalt shingles are no good in the winter are because they freeze. When temperatures are below zero, asphalt shingles cannot be installed. Therefore if there is an emergency in the wintertime, such as a roof caving in, it makes it even more difficult to repair if a customer’s preference is asphalt shingles. This is why we recommend metal roof panels over asphalt shingles.
There are a number of benefits to installing metal roofing in the wintertime. To begin with, they are far easier to repair in the winter should a customer run into an unexpected emergency. There are no glues or adhesives that a customer needs to worry about in the winter, meaning that there are no issues with metal roof panel installs.
What is perhaps even more important above all this is that metal roofing has been tailor made for winter. Metal roofing can easily rid itself of heavy ice and works to minimize build-up throughout the winter months. The interlocking design prevents water from travelling upward, the cold weather does not affect them in any way, and metal roof panels do not expand or contract or break according to the weather.
If you need a roof installation this winter, there is little reason to wait for the spring. In all likelihood, you will have your pick of the litter in terms of contractors, will be able to nab yourself a more competitive price, and you will be well equipped for all that the winter elements may bring.
The advantages to installing a metal roof make for a long list. No matter the weight burden of snow, metal roofing is made to handle it. The panels themselves also have the added benefit of acting as an insulator, allowing air to circulate and resulting in lower heating bills throughout those expensive winter months. The initial upfront investment is well paid off with a metal roof as they are built to last longer, are more effective in retaining house temperatures, and oftentimes will provide a far better warranty.
It’s no secret that winters are not the easiest on residential and commercial roofing. If it’s a tough winter, a heavy snowfall can be a major breaking point which can leave a property owner in a precarious position. Install metal roofing this winter. Don’t wait. Get it done today and benefit from the stronger, more valuable, and better protected metal as a roofing material.