Unlike traditional asphalt shingle roofs in winter, metal roofs require you to look for different things throughout the winter months. Here’s everything you need to know about having a metal roof in winter.
One of the biggest and best things about metal roofs in winter is that snow and ice don’t stick to them very easily. Because metal radiates the heat more efficiently than asphalt shingles; it melts all the snow and ice off your roof.
However, this can present an issue if you’re not aware of it.
Due to the increase in snow and ice melting it will cause more water to run down your roof and into your drains. So if your drains or gutters are clogged with ice build-up that water may stay in the gutter freezing it more or run onto the ground which could freeze your driveway or walkways. As we all know from living in a cold winter place, ice in the driveway is not a fun thing to deal with.
The second thing you have to be aware of is when snow and ice fall from the roof. While the metal roof will help melt the snow and ice, it’s not instantaneous if it snows a lot overnight. Your roof might not have enough warmth to melt the snow and it could fall on you or your family during the daytime.
There are snow guards that you can get for your roof if that is a concern for you, just contact Van De Hey Roofing to learn more. If you have a metal roof or are thinking about getting a metal roof there are tons of benefits and things to know before you replace your roof with one. For any questions, visit Van De Hey Roofing to learn more.