Atlanta in Winter: Roof Damage

December 28, 2020


Atlanta averages 48 days a year below freezing and 2.9 inches of snow annually. That might not sound like much, but it’s enough for winter roof damage.

Even in our mild climate, homeowners need to consider the damage cold temperatures can do to their roof.

As temperatures drop,  asphalt or other temporary shingles may crack or even fall off. Our quality metal roofs stand up to wind, rain, and cold temperatures and last a lifetime. So if it’s time for you to re-roof, opt for a permanent roofing solution.

Check your attic for increased moisture, a sign of poor ventilation, or possible leaks.  The last thing you want during a cold winter is a leaky roof. High moisture levels in an attic create a risk of dangerous mold and make the insulation less effective. Temporary asphalt roofing is always susceptible to water damage. 

Roof Damage? A Permanent Solution

While some metal roofs may be waterproof under normal circumstances, water may find a way in when temperature shifts dramatically. Although thermal expansion is a real challenge for exposed fastener metal roofing, our higher quality metal roofs with concealed fasteners and interlocking panels allow for the movement with no ill effects.

With Atlanta’s average 52 inches of rain a year, waterproofing is great year-round.

Prevent Damage to Your Home This Winter

If you have questions about how winter weather impacts your roof, send us an email.  We’re right here in Atlanta.

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Ask the Expert: Todd Miller

Todd Miller, roofing expertTodd Miller is President of Isaiah Industries, an organization that is recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers, and manufacturer of Classic Metal Roofing Systems.

Todd has over 30 years of experience in residential metal roofing and is internationally recognized as a roofing and ventilation expert. Passionate about using his experience to help homeowners make the best roofing decision for them, he can help you navigate the issues encountered in roofing or reroofing your home or commercial property. Use the form below and you'll receive a response directly from Todd or his team.