Now that the snow is melting in the New Hampshire and Maine regions and we can see the relatively temperate days of spring approaching, you may be tempted to breathe a sigh of relief thinking that your old roof made it through another year. Not so fast! The snow may be receding and the first blooms may be attempting to push their way through the thawing soil, but now is not the time to let your guard down. The spring months, on average, are the windiest times of the year and a forceful wind can do more to harm your asphalt roof than a season of snow.
Wind gusts can cause serious damage to shingles, lifting them up and breaking them off. This will happen when the seal between the layers of shingles is broken, and unfortunately, that seal is broken pretty easily. Shingles today are made with a much lower petroleum content than before, resulting in a seal that is much less adherent.
A metal roof is virtually impervious to these problems. The roof is held together, not with tar or sticky substances, but with hidden fasteners and interlocking flanges. These fasteners can withstand hurricane strength winds.
As your roof ages, asphalt shingles will only become drier and more brittle, curling and cracking and becoming more and more vulnerable to the wind. With a metal roof, you can depend on your roof being just as wind-resisistant in 50 years as it was the day it was installed!
Your investment in a metal roof will protect your home, not only through the long winter season, but through the gusty, rainy spring months as well. Not having to worry about maintenance and replacement costs is just the tip of the benefits iceberg!
As the winter comes to an end, now is the time for you to inspect your roof for damages it may have sustained. It is also a great time to inquire about a metal roof and discover the benefits it can provide you!