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Metal Roofing – A Perfect Option in Cold Weather

By: Brian Partyka, Drexel Metals

Cold enough?  The last thing you should be doing during a winter snow storm is having to worry about roof leaks caused by ice dams!

That’s why a metal roof is a perfect option for you!

Nationwide, roofing contractors receive hundreds of calls a month from owners looking for solutions to end problems during the winter freeze and thaw cycles that can abuse certain roof systems.

Ice dams form during these cycles and create a tremendous amount of weight, lift shingles and cause roof leaks. Ice dams are mainly caused by heat loss that escapes out of the owners building at the eaves of the roof. These ice dams are adding to energy costs and shortening the lifecycle of the roof system. The solution requires adding additional insulation at the eaves and installing a metal roof.

Ice Dam on Garage

No Ice dam for you!

Residential and commercial metal roofing has continued to gain market share for a number of reasons, they are energy efficient, they qualify for a tax credit and most importantly their ability to resist weather ailments such snow, acid rain and hurricanes. Continue reading Metal Roofing – A Perfect Option in Cold Weather