Metal Roof vs the Elements

Metal roofs provide substantial protection, even against the strongest elements.
Metal roofs provide substantial protection, even against the strongest elements.

Though commercial properties have been using metal roofs for quite some time, they are becoming more and more popular in residential use. Metal roof systems may not be completely storm proof, but they are certainly resistant and strong, and less susceptible to water, wind, fire, and lightning damage than many other roofing systems.


Strong winds occur anywhere, and many homeowners find themselves left with some roof damage when their area has been hit by an extreme windstorm. A metal roof is an extremely durable solution and provides great protection from strong winds, being able to tolerate gusts of wind up to 140 mph. This is because they are made up of large interlocking panels which are able to resist uplift caused by high winds.


Due to the interlocking panels, metal roofs have fewer entry points for water. Since metal conducts heat from the sun, snow and ice easily slide off. This saves your home’s structure from all the extra weight, as well as reducing the risk of damage from melting snow.


Despite what many people believe, metal roofs do not increase the chance of lightning strikes. Lightning always looks for a direct path to ground, which is why lightning is attracted to telephone poles and trees. Metal roofs are not connected directly to ground.

If, by chance metal roofing does get struck by lightning, it safely disperses the energy providing better protection than other roofing materials. A lightning strike is less likely to start a fire since metal is fireproof. 


Of all the types of roofing materials, metal roofs are the most fire-safe, and will prove to be a good investment when faced with the dangers of wildfires. Rated as Class A, metal roofs carry the highest fire-resistant rating possible, offering your home a high degree of fire protection.

Find a Reputable Roofer to Install Your Metal Roof

It is a complicated process to install a metal roof, with many details to take care of. Although metal roofs are resistant to harsh elements, strong, and long-lasting their effectiveness and lifespan will be greatly reduced by improper installation.

It is in your best interests to work with an experienced metal roofing contractor that you can trust. You can count on the Four Seasons Roofing team to get the installation done right the first time and done on time. Contact us today for a free estimate.