Dealing With Hurricanes Or Other Severe Weather? 3 Reasons You Want To Switch To Metal Roofing

Do you live near the ocean where there is unpredictable weather, especially with hurricane season? Even if you don't live close to the ocean, almost every area of the United States deals with some form of unpredictable weather. The potential repercussions that storms can have on your home can be quite severe, but you can be one step ahead of storms by installing weather-resistant metal roofing on your home. There are many benefits to metal roofing, including the fact that they are energy efficient and economical. Here are three more.

Metal Roofing Is Durable

Metal roofing is a material that is built to last and withstand various external elements. Metal roofs are known to withstand wind gusts up to 140 mph, which means after a significant hurricane or windstorm, you can rest assured that your roof will still be intact.

Of course, in some cases, you have to be more worried about what the wind is blowing instead of the fact that the wind itself is blowing. During windstorms, there is plenty of debris flying around that could puncture and result in structural damage to your roof. With a metal roof, however, you won't have to worry about it cracking, denting, or puncturing because of its incredible durability.

Metal Roofing Is Lightning-Resistant

Most people are well aware of the fact that metal attracts lighting, and because of this, people think that metal roofs will attract lighting as well. However, a metal roof is no more likely to attract and be struck by lightning than an old-fashioned shingled roof.

While lightning isn't necessarily a concern with hurricanes, lightning is a major threat during severe thunderstorms. To ease your mind, if a metal roof does get struck by lightning, the electricity that is produced by it will easily dissipate out.

Metal Roofing Is Waterproof

One of the great things about metal roofs is that they are waterproof, so any accumulated rainwater will slide right off of them. Along with a metal roof's durability, this rain resistance creates a roof that is leak resistant. Depending on where you live, you may not have to worry about snow and ice very much, but if you do, it will melt and slide right off just like the rainwater—which means you don't have to worry about ice dams anymore!

If you would like to protect your home during a hurricane, thunderstorm, and even winter seasons while also experiencing the various benefits mentioned above, contact a residential roofing company to talk about your roofing options.