As a homeowner, you’ve most likely heard about the growing popularity of metal roofs. These roofs can help to keep your home cool during the summer months by reflecting the sun right off your roof, rather than absorbing it like asphalt shingles and cooking your home.
But what about metal roofs during the winter months? Are metal roofs only a good investment in climates where it’s always warm or can they also work their magic in the colder climates?
The truth about metal roofs in winter
It’s true that metal roofs are energy efficient during the summer months because they help keep your home cool and reflect the sun’s rays. However, that doesn’t mean a new metal roof is any more likely to freeze your home during the winter months.
In fact, metal roofs have not only been shown to keep your home cool during the summer but also keep your home warm during the winter, too. But how does that work?
Metal roofs aren’t like ovens. When properly installed, they actually help to stop fluctuations in temperature between the outdoor air and your attic. This means that your home will stay the same indoor temperature whether it’s hot or cold outside.
How do metal roofs benefit my home?
By forming a barrier between the outside air and your attic, not only do you get to enjoy staying cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter but you also reduce condensation build-up in your attic.
Condensation build-up can negatively impact your attic’s insulation value and cause water damage to your attic and the rest of your home. What’s more, when snow builds up on a metal roof you don’t have to worry about it seeping into the cracks of your shingles and causing an ice dam.
Need to talk to a roofer about a metal roof installation?
Up to 65% of homeowners said that weather damage was their main motivation to repair a roof, according to a consumer survey. With metal roofs, you don’t need to worry as much about weather damage, especially when it comes to snow and ice dams.
Whether you’re interested in talking to a roofer about roof repairs, metal roofing, or gutter installations, Brian Pierce Roofing has your back. To learn more about our new roof installations, contact Brian Pierce Roofing today.