Replace Your Roof with Metal this Winter

Replacing your roof with a new metal roof might seem like a strange thing to do during the winter, but it can actually be one of the best investments you can make for your home.

Metal roofs have a lot of advantages over their asphalt shingle counterparts in all seasons and climates, but winter is the time of year you’ll realize the most metal roofing benefits.

Metal Roofing Benefits

Decrease Energy Costs

One of the biggest reasons to consider getting a new metal roof installed this winter is to combat rising energy costs.

The average cost for energy in the US reached almost 15 cents per kWh in 2022, representing an 8% increase over the previous year, and that number is predicted to rise to around 15.33 cents per kWh in 2023.

Costs for energy in our state are even higher than the national average — the price for a kWh in Massachusetts reached more than 25 cents as of February 2022! This puts MA in the top four most expensive states for energy, right behind Connecticut, California, and Hawaii.

Taking this into account, it’s more important than ever to make all the energy efficiency improvements you can to your home, so you stop paying such high monthly utility bills and save that money for other expenses.

Metal roofing is more energy efficient than traditional shingle roofing and can help you greatly decrease your energy costs, not to mention keep your home’s temperature comfortable year round.

It’s very easy to apply high-quality insulation to a new metal roof to better retain heat during the winter. And, in the summer, the metal roofing panels reflect heat from the sun, keeping your home cool and reducing your reliance on AC or other cooling systems.

The energy savings provided by metal roofing can amount to as much as a 30% to 40% reduction in your monthly energy costs. Think about all the other home improvements or vacations you could put that money towards!

Less Snow and Ice Build-up

Another benefit of metal roofs in the winter is that they are very effective at preventing dangerous build-ups of snow and ice.

Ice and snow build-ups present significant risks to your home because they add tremendous amounts of weight to your roof, which can cause roof sagging and potentially even lead to roof collapse.

There’s also the risk of melting snow and ice seeping in through damaged shingles on your roof and causing extensive (and expensive) water damage inside your home.

A huge benefit of metal roofing is that the surface is much smoother than shingles, so snow and ice slide off it much more easily.

This means you don’t have to hire someone for snow and ice removal or get up on your roof yourself, risking an accident, to remove snow and ice build-ups and prevent damage to your home.

Metal roofs are also very strong and can withstand more weight than shingle roofs. So even if there’s some temporary snow and ice build-up, such as during a heavy snow storm, it’s much less likely to cause any damage to your roof.

Metal Roofs Last Longer

Metal roofs are more durable overall than shingle roofs, especially in terms of exposure to the elements.

With shingle roofs, there’s always the risk of shingles getting torn off during a storm, or shingles simply wearing out over time after years of being exposed to hot sun, heavy rains, and other inclement weather.

Additionally, shingle roofs are highly prone to accumulating moss, mold, and mildew, which accelerates their deterioration.

Because of this, the average shingle roof needs to be replaced every 15 to 25 years. Metal roofs, on the other hand, typically last for 40 years or more! In fact, some metal roofs can even last up to an impressive 70 years.

Metal roofs are also easier and cheaper to maintain during their long lifespans. You don’t have to worry about replacing broken or missing shingles, and metal roofing is resistant to moss, mold, and mildew.

More Environmentally Friendly

Because metal roofs are more energy efficient and last longer than shingle roofs, they’re naturally more environmentally friendly as well.

Not only that, but a lot of metal roofing contains a high percentage of recycled materials. And, when its long lifespan does finally come to an end, a metal roof’s components are fully recyclable themselves.

If reducing landfill waste and caring for the environment are things that matter to you, replacing your old shingle roof with a metal roof once and for all is one of the best environmentally conscious home improvements you can make.

Faster Roof Installation

Another metal roofing benefit that you’ll be happy to hear about is that metal roofs are much easier and faster to install than shingle roofs.

This is because metal roofing components are very light weight and come in large pieces, which go together quickly — there’s no time-consuming installation of individual asphalt shingles.

Plus, if you opt to get a metal roof installed in the winter, there’s likely to be far less of a wait time to get the job completed.

This is due to the fact that most people don’t consider replacing their roofs in the winter, so you’re not competing with a bunch of other customers for a new metal roof from your local roofing contractors.

Get a Metal Roofing Discount with Woodland HomeWorks

Metal roofs provide many benefits all year round, but they are especially beneficial during the winter months.

The added energy efficiency and better prevention of snow and ice build-ups, plus the opportunity to get a new roof installed faster than during the warmer months, are some of the biggest reasons to consider replacing your shingle roof with a metal one this winter.

At Woodland HomeWorks, we specialize in residential and commercial metal roof installation.

Contact us today and ask about our metal roofing discount for customers who replace their roofs in the winter!