05 Dec The Snow Country Roof: For Those Dreaming of a White Christmas
If you live in Michigan, heavy snowfall is just part of the lifestyle. And the bad winters can become especially hazardous. At American Metal Roofs, we can’t scrape ice off your car or shovel your driveway, but we can help keep snow off your roof.
But first let me tell you why snow accumulation on a roof is a bad thing. Snow and ice build up can cause ice dams to form. Ice dams can cause leaks. Leaks lead to water damage and dangerous mold. Water damage leads to costly repairs! And snow build-up may also cause structural roof damage.
Now, if you are a daredevil type, with no fear of injury or just love getting the ladder out in sub-freezing temperatures, you might enjoy tackling the unforgiving task of snow and ice removal. And if you do survive unscathed and didn’t do more damage than good to your roof, guess what? Your in luck. It’s gonna snow gain tomorrow.
So here’s the plan that works for thousands of Michigan homeowners. You scrape the ice off the car and keep the driveway clear, and let American Metal Roofs install a Snow Country Roof.
If your neighbors haven’t told you about a Snow Country Roof, maybe they like sitting in front of the fire, sipping hot cocoa while being entertained by your balancing act on that old ladder. I’m sure they are ready to lend a hand with a quick 911 call, just in case your super-powers fail you.
Okay, maybe you don’t have heartless neighbors. They might even be out there with you, battling the elements. So, I guess it’s up to me to tell you what a Snow Country Roof is.
Simplistic in it’s beauty to handle heavy snow, The Snow Country Roof sheds snow. That’s right, the snow simply slides off the roof to the ground. And, because the shingles are locked at the valley and gable edges, the sliding snow will not be able to escape underneath the shingles. Thus… no damage!
Now the good part. Snow Country Roofs are beautiful too. American Metal Roofs will install them in the style of your choice:
Oxford Shingle – This style emulates the classic look of architectural shingles.
Rustic Shingle – This option features a rugged wood grain look and feel.
A Snow Country Roof is the perfect option for Michigan homes that see heavy snowfall during the winter.
Still not convinced. Just ask your neighbor that has one installed, or better yet, give us a call and talk to one of our Snow Country Roofing experts.
But do it soon, before you start dreaming of a white Christmas.