As one of the best-known roofing companies in Hurricane, WV, we’ve seen what weather can do to roofs. We know firsthand that West Virginia’s regular rainstorms, high winds, and winter conditions are not kind to most roofing materials, especially asphalt shingles (which make up a third of all roofs in the United States)!
If you’re looking for a home improvement project that keeps you protected from our chaotic WV weather, you should consider installing a metal roof. Not only are metal roofs low-maintenance and extremely energy-efficient, but they’re also hardy and long-lasting, with the ability to stand up to even the most extreme weather conditions.
As you might guess, leaks are one of the most common roof problems. And when you have a leak, rain comes trickling — or pouring — in when the next rainstorm hits. But with a quality metal roof, you won’t have to worry about leakage. Metal roofs are constructed not only to resist water but also to keep it out of the sensitive parts of your roofing system, such as the gutters and seams.
Some homeowners don’t consider metal when they’re thinking of roofing options because they assume metal will rust. This is actually untrue when it comes to metal roofing since it is treated with anti-rust chemicals and installed with moisture protection in mind. After all, it wouldn’t be a very good roof if it couldn’t keep the rain out!
It’s a common misconception that metal roofing systems are more vulnerable to lightning strikes. The myth may come from the fact that lightning rods are made of metal so that they can safely conduct the electrical discharge of a lightning strike away from skyscrapers. But metal doesn’t attract lightning — meaning a metal roof isn’t any more likely to be struck by lightning than a roof made from PVC or asphalt shingles. So don’t worry next time you hear thunder rolling in — your roof is just as safe as your neighbors’.
Extreme winds are one of the most treacherous weather conditions for some roofs (such as shingle roofs). High winds can easily rip shingles clean off even the strongest shingle roofs. However, strong winds are no match for a standing seam metal roof! Metal is much heavier than shingles and protects your home against even the most ferocious windstorms.
Snow and Ice
Snow buildup on your average roof can be catastrophic long-term since snow adds hundreds of pounds of excess weight (and puts your roof at risk of water damage to boot). No roof is completely immune to the long-term damage caused by unremoved ice and snow, but metal roofs are much better equipped to handle the weight and water issues snow can bring.
Upgrade Your Roof Today!
Ready to upgrade your home so it can endure anything Mother Nature can dish out? Contact our experts at Fahey Roofing + Contracting anytime to get started installing your brand-new metal roof! Not interested in a total replacement but still need roof repair in Morgantown or the surrounding areas? We’re always here to solve your roofing issues, no matter what material your roof is made from. Get in touch with us today!