Your home’s roof is the first line of defense when it comes to protection against wind, rain, sun and snow. Keeping your roof in good shape is very important when it comes to making sure your home is safe and protected.
What About Asphalt Shingles?
When it comes to the harsh winter weather of Minnesota and Wisconsin, asphalt shingles may not offer your home adequate protection against the driving winds, heavy snow loads and ice dams that are typical weather occurrences in the north. Over time, asphalt shingles can become loose, curl or buckle and allow moisture to enter your home.
Asphalt shingles, as well as flashing, can easily rip away during strong seasonal rain storms with high winds, allowing water from rain or snow to enter the attic space. Water in the attic can ruin expensive insulation and lead to dry rot which can destroy the integrity of a home’s structure. Too much moisture in an attic can also encourage the growth of mold, which can create an unhealthy situation for the home’s inhabitants.
What Is a Better Roofing Material?
Synthetic shake or slate roofs offer a much stronger layer of protection for a home in a northern climate. This roofing material is not only thicker and more durable than the typical asphalt shingle; it is more freeze, thaw, wind and fire resistant. Synthetic shake or slate roofs are also much lighter than the natural materials and doesn’t require as much reinforcing of the roof structure or as much expensive maintenance.
Metal roofing is exceptionally durable, strong and very wind-resistant. Heavy snow and ice loads don’t accumulate on a metal roofing because frozen precipitation slides off the roof’s smooth and slippery surface. The smoothness of the metal also helps prevent the formation of icicles and snow dams.
Upgrading Your Roof
The weather outside can be violent and unpredictable and can easily damage your home. It makes a lot of sense to upgrade your roof for more reliable protection and to help keep your family safe.
Contact Us at C&T Siding
If you would like more information about upgrading your home’s roof, contact C&T Siding. One of our highly trained professional contractors will be happy to speak with you. We have served our Twin Cities community for over 30 years and have built a reputation for honesty, integrity and excellent customer service. With our extensive knowledge, C&T Siding professional contractors are well equipped to handle any home improvement project or storm damage.
Give us a call at 651-483-6146 or visit our website at http://www.candtsiding.com. Fill out our convenient Contact Form and one of our professional staff will contact you shortly to make an appointment for a free consultation and estimate of your home improvement project.