Extreme weather requires the most efficient and durable roofing for commercial, business, or residential buildings. Knowing what will withstand extreme weather for many years will be cost efficient and safe for your building. Metal roof panels are growing in popularity as more people recognize the benefits that metal roofing provides.
High winds, heavy snow, hailstorms, wildfires and other types of extreme weather can wreak havoc on a roof. Metal roofs are designed specifically for harsh weather conditions for decades. If a metal roof is installed correctly, they can last up to a hundred years without cracking, splitting or crumbling. 61% of consumer chose metal roofs due to their durability and cost effectiveness.
Metal roofing has a 120-mph wind rating, which means that the roof is able to withstand wind gusts up to 120 miles per hour, equal to an F2 tornado. Wind resistance and uplift resistance are provided by using the best material to protect your roof under high wind conditions.
Homes that battle wildfires benefit from metal roofing as well. A traditional asphalt roof can easily ignite during a wildfire when burning pine needles and debris is blowing around due to high wind conditions that typically coexist with wildfires. With a metal roof, the burning pine needles and debris is able to be deflected, reducing the risk of the building being burnt down and destroyed in the wildfire.
Locations that are known for producing heavy snow have proven to benefit from metal roofing because it sheds snow fast and eliminates ice damming, protecting the structure of the roof. A metal roof ensures that water does not collect under the roof and leak into your home, causing mold and other structural issues.
When it comes to hail damage, naturally durable metal roofs provide more resistance than traditional roofing. Metal roofing has the highest impact resistance and hail rating, earning a Class 4 rating. A Class 4 rating means that a sample of the product did not crack when it hit twice in the same spot by a 2-inch steel ball.
During the hot summer months, a metal roof reflects the sun’s heat and reduces the heat buildup. This helps lower your utility bills as well as promoting a healthy environment in your community. Metal roofing reduces ambient temperatures that cause smog formation, reducing smog by 5%.
The durability of a metal roof requires little maintenance and no need to be replaced, reducing material consumption. A typical metal roof is able to withstand many extreme weather conditions from the heat to cold, wind, rain and wildfires.