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Are Metal Panels Suitable For Canadian Climates?

Metal panels have unbelievable strength and high-performing characteristics. But you may be wondering if that means they can withstand the harsh Canadian winters. Whether you live in the rugged mountains or own a second home in a dry desert, we’re breaking down exactly how metal will perform in any climate. 

High Precipitation Climates

A leaking roof is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. No matter if you have to replace or simply repair a leaking roof, it’s going to cost you time and money. If you live in an area that experiences high amounts of precipitation, metal can be one of the best roofing solutions for you. Metal panels shed water like a pro, and don’t retain any moisture.

High Wind Environments

Some areas are prone to wind more often than others. If you live in an area with frequent high-speed winds, roofing and siding can be tricky. Less sturdy materials, such as shingles, can lift and fly away. Damaging your home and others. Metal is a structurally sound solution that can easily hold up well in windy conditions.

Heavy Snow Environments

Heavy amounts of snow over a short period of time can cause extra stress on your roof. One of the biggest concerns with heavy snow loads on a roof is protecting a home’s moisture barrier. As snow slightly melts, it will refreeze on your roof before sliding off. While this happens, it’s crucial your roof is able to maintain its moisture barrier. Luckily, metal roofs are designed to hold and withstand heavy snow loads. Metal panels are also significantly lighter weight than asphalt shingles, so the added extra weight of snow doesn’t add as much extra stress on your home.        

Hail Prone Environments

Hail can be detrimental to your entire roofing system, and your budget. While there is no 100% hail proof roof, metal panels come pretty close in terms of hail resistance. When it comes to a metal roof’s best defense against a hail storm, the thicker the metal the better. 

Wondering about which panel we’d recommend specifically for your environment? Get in touch with our team today to learn more. We will be happy to answer any of your questions at  1.855.838.9393 or info@londonecometal.com!