For us homeowners living in Wisconsin, we know a thing or two about snow and cold weather, but did you know that metal roofs can help keep your house warmer during winter. Check out this quick blog to see why having a metal roof can save your money and make your home life easier in winter.
This feature of metal roofs has other benefits that we will get into later, but for now, I want to talk about how metal roofs help with keeping warm air in your home and cold air outside it. Unlike asphalt shingles metal roofs allow your roof to absorb more heat or less heat depending on its color of it. Darker metals absorb more heat while lighter or white metal reflects heat. This can help prevent the fluctuations of heat loss in the upper part of the house or attic.
For winter homeowners having a darker colored metal for winter can melt the snow easier and absorb more of the sunlight to make your house warmer. Which then saves you more money on not having to heat your home as much.
Snow Roof Destruction
In winter times when snow builds up on your asphalt shingle roof, it can put a lot of strain on the integrity of your roof. If this becomes too much it can break and collapse, not something you want to happen while you’re inside. But thanks to the properties of metal having a roof made out of metal makes it easier for snow to melt and won’t build up on top of your roof.
Just like how we talked about earlier with temperature regulation and the ability to melt snow easier metal provides an additional value of being very energy efficient. Metal coupled with installation can reduce your monthly heating bill so you don’t have to spend as much to keep your home just as warm if not warmer.