Why Use Metal Roofing If Your Home Is Located In A Temperate Climate

Is your home located in a region that has a temperate climate? If you have hot summers and cold winters with snow, then you may want to consider metal roofing for your house. Here are some reasons to pick this material over the others for a mild climate.

Low Summer Energy Bills

A metal roof will have a natural ability to reflect light from the sun during the summer weather. Metal roofing can also be given a reflective roof coating to improve its ability to reflect sunlight. In comparison, materials like cedar shake and asphalt shingles are not going to do a great job at reflecting sunlight.

The reason that the reflective nature of your roof should matter is because it plays a big role in your home's overall energy bills. The air conditioner will have to turn on less, which not only reduces how much you pay in electricity, but reduce wear and tear on the air conditioner itself. You'll likely have days where the air conditioner doesn't turn on at all.

Easy Snow Removal

It's a good idea to remove the snow from your roof after a heavy snowfall. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to do this with a roof that has a textured surface. The snow will tend to stick to the textured material, and it will be difficult to use a roof rake to push the snow off the surface of the roof. 

Thankfully, metal roofing will be easy to remove snow from during the winter. Snow tends to slide off the metal material with ease, allowing you to use a roof rake from the ground and have it be very effective at getting the job done. Lightweight metal roofing material also decreases the weight on your roof, making it less likely for snow to cause damage.

Less Wind Damage

A common problem with asphalt shingles is that strong winds tend to rip the shingles right off the roof. This is a problem that is less common with metal panels that are secured to the roof. The sheets are larger, they are secured along the edges, and wind is less likely to get underneath the metal material and rip it off the roof. 

Not sure if metal roofing material is a good choice for your home? Reach out to a local roofing contractor for a consultation. They'll advise you on if a metal roof is best for your home based on where you live.