Many people dream of vacationing in Maine—to take a dip in Old Orchard Beach or to watch Fort Kent’s dog sled races. Food lovers will find all their cravings satisfied in a town Bon Appétit dubbed “the foodiest small town in America.” For all its attractions though, long-time residents know that coastal Maine’s weather can be a harsh mistress, as the Portland Press Herald reports:
A line of wild and dangerous thunderstorms roared across Maine Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving in its wake toppled trees, closed schools, blocked roads, and thousands of people without electrical service. It sent a Peaks Island man to the hospital, and had folks in Aroostook County wondering if a tornado had touched down.
Central Maine Power Company spokeswoman Gail Rice reported Thursday night that more than 23,000 customers lost power during the storms.
Rice said about 3,000 customers were still without power late Thursday evening, adding that some homes and businesses might not get electrical service back until Friday.
Of course, when storms like this roll in you’d better have a good roof over your head. Roofs might not always get as much attention year in and year out as the lawn or the patio, or the bathrooms or kitchen, but the roof is just about the largest and most integral part of your home. Whether nature’s force comes in the form of rain, snow or hail, your roof is your primary defense against the elements.
However, choosing just any roofing system without regard to the quality, can lead to big headaches later on—leaking roofs, mold infestation, poor heat insulation. If left unattended, the problem can worsen and the system will eventually require many repairs—if not replacements, which will cost you considerable money over the long term.
Thanks to advances in metal roofing technology, metal roofing in Maine has become increasingly popular. These roofs can withstand winds of up to 120mph, and are also now more than ever more resistant to rust. And since they are reinforced with layers of inner sheets and coatings, homeowners expect a low-maintenance roofing system that last them 50 years or longer.
For Maine’s residents, dealing with seasonal storms is part of the lifestyle peril of living in “Vacationland.” Getting a metal roof in Maine resolves much of that worry while the material has come to represent elegance and dependability even in the harshest of weathers.