In recent years, metal roofing in NH has been gaining in popularity. Anyone who has a metal roof will be happy to tell you why. The house is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, there’s less snow buildup, and they last a long time while requiring little maintenance. Metal roofing comes with a hefty price tag, but many homeowners think all those benefits—especially longevity—make it worth it.
If you are willing to spend a significant amount on a new roof because it will last you a long time, you want to do everything you can to make it last as long as possible, right? That’s where M&J Seamless Gutters comes in. If you are considering getting a metal roof, or already have a metal roof but no gutters, here’s why you should get yourself some gutters.
Protect against the elements.
The function of your roof is to protect the rest of your house from the elements. While metal roofing is resilient against the wind, rain, hail, snow, and whatever else nature throws at it, the rest of your house needs protection. As we mentioned earlier, less snow builds up on metal roofs. Metal roofs are stronger than asphalt shingles and are less likely to have depressions where water can pool.
Water easily running off your roof is great for the roof, but what about the rest of your house? Without gutters to direct the water, it can saturate the ground around your house and damage the foundation. Gutters channel the water to drains and away from the base of your house. Directing the runoff also prevents erosion around your house, further protecting the foundation.
Metal Roofing in NH and Professional Gutter Installation
Gutter installation looks different on metal roofing because ice and snow come off a metal roof differently than asphalt shingles. And by “differently,” we mean “faster.” Ice and snow come off a metal roof in sheets, and they pick up some speed by the time they reach the edge. If you’ve ever been inside a house with a metal roof in the winter, you know what we mean. Because of that, when you install gutters on metal roofing in NH, you need to use different fasteners that will hold the gutters on securely. You can do this yourself, but if you do it incorrectly, a big sheet of ice and snow can rip your gutters clean off. If that happens, you risk damage to more than just the gutters. To ensure the gutters are installed properly, it’s best to hire a professional.