Many homeowners believe that new roof installation can only be performed in the spring, summer, or fall. And depending on the type of roofing materials in question, that's often the case. Freezing temperatures, wind, rain, and ice can all make it difficult to impossible to install new asphalt shingle roofing.
But what about metal roofing -- can metal roofs be installed in the winter?
It turns out that the answer to this question is one of the least known benefits of metal roofs, which can be installed all year long. That's right, metal roofing installation can be performed during the winter months. Even better, because most homeowners will rush to get all of their roof maintenance and roof replacement performed in the fall, it may actually be easier to find residential roofing contractors for the job.
The Other Winter Benefits of Metal Roofs
Not only can metal roofs be installed during the winter, but these roofs are actually the ideal choice for homes that are regularly subjected to extreme weather. And whether that weather includes freezing temperatures and ice or freak hail storms and summer showers, metal roofs are currently the most durable roofing material on the residential roofing market today.
Because most metal roofing materials are rated to withstand hurricane force winds and are known for their hail resistant properties, many insurance companies will actually provide discounts for homes protected by metal shingles. In fact, in Texas, your new metal roof can lower your homeowner's insurance premiums by as much as 35%.
Plus, metal roofing can often go up to 30 years without maintenance, while asphalt shingles and flat roofs typically require repairs every 15 to 20 years. In the long run, a properly installed metal roof can last 50 years or longer, even when subjected to extreme weather such as ice storms, hail, lightning, and high winds.
Yet despite all of these advantages, the benefits of metal roofs are not well known among many homeowners. However, if you need to schedule new roof installation during the fall or winter seasons, it's time to consider whether your home will benefit from metal roofing.