You may live in Virginia Beach, but this has still been a tough, cold winter. In fact, it seems winter gets colder and tougher every year. If you are considering a new roof, consider a metal roof. Metal roofing is ideal because it does not deteriorate and it looks great. In fact, a metal roof will end up costing less in the long run because it is durable and resistant to the elements. It can also increase the value of your home. Since it is winter, here are three reasons that metal roofing is a great option for your home in the winter.
1. It keeps your house warmer.
Metal roofs can actually insulate your home and keep cold air from entering it. It fact, the material might even lower your heating bills! A fun fact about metal roofing is that it can be installed over a roof you already have which will further protect warm air from leaving and cool air from entering. This will keep your house cool in the summer as well.
2. Metal roofs can be installed in winter.
It is true that other types roofing can be installed during the winter but the process will not be as simple. Metal roofing can be installed and the winter elements will have no affect on the process. In fact, a non-metal roof often weakens from heavy snow and cold weather. That is why it is not uncommon for home and business owners to install metal during the winter.
3. Metal roofs shed snow.
This is especially true if you have a sloped roof. When snow melts during the spring, you will see it quickly slide off of your roof. The metal will prevent ice from building up and ruining your gutter. In addition, the chance of having leaks is extremely unlikely because metal will stand up to the harsh winter climate without breaking.