What Makes Metal Roofs Great For The Winter Months?

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Winter is right around the corner, which means if you haven’t had your roof repaired or a new one installed, now’s the time to do it. Metal roofing, in particular, has proven to be a major player in the roofing industry.

But are metal roofs really a good installation idea during the winter months? Won’t they make your home colder than other roofing materials?

The short answer to that is no, metal roofs won’t make your home colder than any other type of roofing material. In fact, here’s how a metal roof can actually make your house warmer and save you money this winter.

Metal roofs are incredibly energy efficient

Metal roofs can help to keep your home cool during the summer months, but that’s not because metal roofs are cooler than other types of roofs. It’s actually because metal roofs provide better insulation.

Metal roofing systems can stop the fluctuations in temperature between the attic and the outdoor air that often happens with other roofing materials. With asphalt shingles, the temperature of the surface area beneath the roof system can fluctuate up to 15 degrees.

This means that metal roofs help to keep the inside of your house the same temperature year-round (cool in summer, warm in winter) because it keeps the outside air from penetrating your home. This helps you to save money on your energy bills and also helps to reduce condensation buildup in your attic.

Fight back against condensation with metal roofing

Condensation is a major issue with roofs during the winter months. When warm air from your attic meets the cold outside air through gaps in your insulation, it can cause condensation buildup.

Left alone, this condensation can cause mildew, mold, and other damage to the structure of your home. With metal roofs, you don’t have to worry as much about warm air escaping and causing condensation buildup, which makes it a perfect roofing choice for winter.

Interested in a metal roofing installation?

Compared to conventional roofing products like asphalt shingles that contribute approximately 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills every year, metal roofs can be installed over your existing roof and eliminate the eco-impact and cost of tear-off and disposal.

Whether you’re looking for roof repairs, gutter installations, or new metal roofing, Brian Pierce Roofing has what you need. To learn more about our roofing materials and services, contact Brian Pierce Roofing today.