After paying for a few repairs and seeing your heating and cooling bills increase, you have finally decided to invest in a new roof for your home. However, you have concerns about whether putting up a new roof in the winter is a practical move. As longtime roofing Barrie specialists, Ainger Group can assure you that winter is actually an ideal time to have us install your new metal roof.
Asphalt Shingles Are No Match for Canadian Winters
Many Canadian homeowners have learned the hard way that asphalt roofs do not perform well when exposed to heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. The quality of manufacturing and the installation process are often to blame. For example, asphalt shingles with nails placed too high tend to rip when a strong gust of wind blows across the roof of the home.
Canada’s long winters mean that snow and ice can sit on top of a roof for four to five months. The design of asphalt shingles makes them reservoirs that collect snow, ice, and moisture, making the roof grow more brittle with each passing year. Unfortunately, adding more insulation does not help once a roof leak has developed.
Asphalt shingles may be ideal for certain climates, but Ontario is not one of them. Our roofing specialists understand this, which is why they typically recommend steel or metal roofing materials instead.
Metal Roofs Have Exceptional Longevity
When installed properly by experienced roofers, a metal roof should last anywhere between 40 and 50 years before homeowners even need to consider replacement. With an average lifespan of 20 to 30 years, most other types of roofing material cannot approach the longevity of metal roofs. This includes the ever-popular asphalt along with cement, tar and gravel, wood, and modified bitumen. Slate roofs and clay and concrete combinations usually last as long as metal roofs, but are not ideal for the Ontario climate.
Advantages of Installing Your New Metal Roof in the Winter
An important feature that adds to the quality of metal roofs is that they insulate homes extremely well. The design of metal roofing material means that water, snow, and ice slide off the roof onto the ground rather than piling up on top of the roof. Not only does the home retain more heat because of this, but homeowners can expect significant savings on their energy bills.
Unlike asphalt and other types of roofing material that can become brittle over time, metal roofs do not disintegrate due to their design. The roof stays drier because its design does not allow rain, snow, and ice to accumulate and cause decay.
Get a Free Estimate from Our Roofing In Barrie Company Today
We understand that the decision to replace a roof is a big one with numerous considerations. For most homeowners, the cost of the project tops the list. Ainger Group is happy to offer a free estimate for all roofing projects. Contact us with any questions that you may have.