If you find yourself worrying about the buildup of snow and ice then you may want to consider installing a new metal roof. Metal roofing is the best option if you are tired of shoveling snow and ice off of your roof. If you live in an area with a lot of snow fall installing a metal roof is the prime way to protect your home from ice dams and water penetration.
In the past 15 years metal roofing has come a long way in terms of new paints and bond to-rite treatment paint coatings. These surpass all of the latest manufacturer paint warranties. The most effective way to install a metal roof is to first remove the current shingles or roofing materials before installing the panels. You can ensure a proper vapor barrier by adding a high temperature roofing underlayment, which could include synthetic underlayment, HT underlayment, or synthetic rolled underlayment. Many roofing manufacturers require the same type of ventilation for metal roofing as what is used when installing a shingle roof.
In places like Maine, ventilation is especially important as it prevents any type of ice buildup which will help you save money on heating and cooling costs. There are three different types of metal roofs you can get; the first is an expose fastener screw system. The second option is a hidden fastener system. The last type of installment you can get is a custom-made pan machine standing seam roofing system. If you're tired of shoveling the eaves and overhangs of your home and worrying about damages snow and ice can cause then you may want to consider the benefits of installing a metal roof.