Keep your Steel Roofing Safe from Elemental Damage
Metal roofing is a sustainable alternative to traditional roofing material like asphalt. Roofing
contractors in Ottawa understand the benefits of steel roofing and also understand your
safety concerns. Living in a region with harsh winter weather makes it is important to be
aware of safety concerns for your roof. Keep these safety tips in mind to extend the life of
your roof and maintain the safety of everyone in and around your residential or commercial
Ice and Snow
One of the advantages of steel roofing is how the smooth surface allows for snow and ice to
freely slide off the roof instead of building up over long winter months causing strain from
added weight. Unfortunately, falling ice and snow can be a hazard to people or property
below. Ottawa roofing contractors will find the best solution for your roof to minimize hazards
due to regional winter weather.
High winds can be damaging to any roof shingle but you may have concerns over what wind
could do to a sheet roofing and how this metal piece could harm others. The best way to
avoid issues with wind uplift is to be sure of rigorous and quality installation. Your trusted
roofing contractors in Ottawa will know that your structure is unique and requires individual
assessment for potential wind damage. A quality installment will ensure your roof is resistant
to wind damage.
Of course a big advantage to steel roofing is that it does not burn. Metal protects your
residential or commercial building from neighboring flames or traveling embers if a fire were
to breakout nearby. Concern comes in when you realize that the rest of your building is
constructed with flammable material such as the roof deck or insulation under the roof.
Thankfully, there are non-combustible materials that are part of the installation process that
will protect your building and valuables if the unimaginable were to happen.
We all know that electricity is attracted to metal. What does this mean for your roof? Are you
just putting a large lightening rod on top of your building? It seems that the idea of lightening
and metal roofing is a misconception as there are documented instances of lightening
striking nearby trees or other high structures instead of a metal roof. Rest assured that your
roof is in no greater danger of lightning strike if it is metal.
Your trusted Ottawa roofing contractors will provide your roof with personalized, quality
installment that maximizes safety and reduces risk of damage or danger.