4 Reasons to Choose Metal Roofs for Cold Climates

Granby is no stranger to cold weather. Though the sunny days in Granby are more than the U.S. average, precipitation is plenty, with rain, snow, sleet and hail occurring on a regular basis. The U.S. average of snow per year is 28 inches. In Granby, the average per year is 187 inches of snow. It is one of the coldest places in Colorado.

Reasons to Choose Metal Roofs for Cold Climates

Roofing contractors understand the need for a roofing material that can withstand constant exposure to cold climates. Many recommend metal as the material most likely to survive the mountain conditions of Colorado. 

There are several reasons for metal roof installation in such climates. Some of the most well-known are the following:


As one of the most durable roofing materials known to man, metal can withstand very cold climates. All roofing materials sustain damage after prolonged exposure to extreme weather conditions, but it’s not unusual for metal roofs to last at least two times longer than other systems, particularly an asphalt shingle roof. 

Superb Watertightness

With a proper underlayment beneath and quality sealants on the surface, a metal roof is more watertight than other choices like asphalt shingles. You can rest assured that your roof will keep its integrity even when it snows hard.

Vast Color Choices

There are so many color choices for metal roofs that you can select one that will help your roof shed snow more quickly. Dark colors like gray, brown and red are not as reflective as light colors. Dark colors retain more of the sun’s heat and energy. This can help thaw your roof faster.

Holds Snow Guards

You can install snow guards on a metal roof even without puncturing your metal panels. Snow guards make your home safer by preventing snow from sliding down like an avalanche.

A metal roofing system is a good choice for homeowners in colder regions. If you need roof installation or roof repair services, The Roofing Company can help. Call us today at (970) 887-0104, or fill out our contact to get your project cost estimate. Get in touch with us in Granby, CO, or in other nearby areas.