Protect Your Home From Snow With Metal Roofing


Living in a mountain town affords you several opportunities that you can't find in the urban jungle. For one, if you like skiing, hiking, mountain-biking, rock climbing, or other outdoor activities, you can basically stroll out your backdoor and take it all in. On the other hand, living in the mountains can create unique challenges when it comes to building your home. For one thing, snowfall tends to increase as you go up in elevation. Thus, you need to find a roofing material that will protect your home from the dangers presented by high levels of snowfall. This is where cladding your roof with metal roofing can make a big difference.

Metal Roofing Takes on the Ice Dam

One concern when you roof your home with shingles is that ice dams can form when snow that melts over the body of your house freezes over your eaves. As layer after layer of ice builds up, meltwater can pool up behind the ice and then leak under your shingles. Metal roofing panels do not have the loose bottom flap that you get with shingles. Thus, if ice dams do form, any water that builds up behind the dams cannot leak into your home. 

Metal Roofing Defeats Snow Build-up

If your roofing material has a high-friction surface, snow will stick to your roof. As foot after foot of snow builds up on your roof, you face the real possibility that your roof could collapse. In order to protect your home from build up, you may need to climb up on your roof and shovel the snow away. This can help to relieve the strain, but you put yourself at risk of injuries if you fall off the roof. Metal roofing has a low-friction surface, which allows snow to slough right off of your roof, so your roof stays clean without the need for you to climb up on your roof and take matters into your own hands. 

Metal roofing costs more initially than asphalt shingles, but if you live in a location that receives a lot of snow, metal roofing is the right choice. Not only will you get a roof that shelters you from the risks presented by high snowfall, but you will also get a long-lasting, energy efficient roof. Thus, as a homeowner, you can have the confidence that you are getting better value for the extra money you have to pay to install a metal roof. Contact a roofing company like JD Metals to learn more about your metal roofing options today.


16 June 2015

Simplifying the Manufacturing Process

When you own a business, you might be more concerned about your financial bottom line than you are about anything else. Your employees might complain about the condition of the break room or the comfort of their foot mats, but if you don't have the money to replace things, it can be difficult to focus on speeding up your production line. When I was growing up, my dad owned a canning business, and I learned a lot from him. I want to teach you how to simplify the manufacturing process for your business, so that you can make things a little easier for yourself down the road.