Heat and Sun: Metal roofing reflects heat
The sun radiates intense heat hour-by-hour day after day on rooftops. The summer months can be especially daunting to a roof made from traditional materials. The sun’s rays play a huge role in the degradation of most roofing systems. Roofs dry out, become brittle, and crack with age, leading to costly damage or water breach.
Metal roofing systems are completely immune to the impact from solar radiation. Metal Roofing will never curl, crack, or become brittle when exposed to heat. Today’s coating technology helps to protect homes from heat by maintaining the roof’s integrity and vibrant color.
Snow, Ice and Debris: Metal-roofing sheds quickly
Snow and ice and debris can cause havoc to roofs. The best roofing material to keep homes dry and prevent damage or collapse is metal. Metal Roofing is able to shed snow and debris quickly. Snow loads shed as sun passes radiant heat through the snow, warming the metal. Metal Roofing products are designed and available to handle all the snow and ice that Mother Nature can dump on a metal roof.
Lightning: Metal roofing is safe against lightning
People often wonder if metal roofs attract lightning. Metal conducts electricity but it does not “draw” it. Lightning will typically hit the highest object around and rarely is that the top of the house. Additionally, a lightning protection specialist if desired can ground metal roofs.