The sunshine in Colorado is plentiful, but harsh winters and cold are a big test for roofing materials.
Heavy snowfall in the mountains and highlands of the Colorado Mountains makes the area a top choice for skiing and winter activities. Homeowners living in Colorado need to shovel snow from their roofs and break ice dams each year, two dangerous actions.
Choosing the right roofing material for Colorado starts with understanding the local climate conditions.
Snow and ice dams on roofs in Colorado
The highest record for Climax in Colorado was a total of 295 inches of snowfall in 103 days. This is a very big challenge for the choice of housing materials.
Snow and sunlight mean the formation of ice dams. Ice dams can form quickly, especially when indoor heat melts snow through the roof. The snow flows to the cold eaves, where it refreezes and grows thicker. If the ice dam is not removed promptly, water can flow back into the roof deck and cause roof leaks.
Metal roofs are one of the best materials for building in Colorado when it comes to preventing ice dams. The metal roof maintains the entire surface temperature and does not thaw only part of the area.
Not all metal roofs have the same effect. Such as standing seam metal roofs, which can provide excellent snow bearing and ice dam protection, but must be equipped with snow protection. Because of its smooth surface, there is a danger of slipping even in summer. Furthermore, standing seam metal roofs lack sufficient aesthetic appeal to be suitable for residential construction.
A good roof system should prevent the transfer of indoor heat to the outdoors. The JHL metal roof system is installed with bottom ventilation, and there is a ventilation space between the deck and the deck. The stone coating on the surface of JHL metal shingles can effectively prevent slipping.
JHL Roofing Products That Match the Style of Your Colorado Homes
Colorado architecture leans toward the grace of the mountains. Durability and appearance are very important when choosing a roofing material for a local home.
- JHL Metal Slate: Has the look and feel of natural slate, eliminating the weight and brittleness of slate.
- JHL Metal Clay: Has the appearance of Spanish barrel-style clay tiles, eliminating the disadvantage of clay tiles being fragile and fungus.
- JHL Metal shingles: These are metal roofing that looks like shingles, which have the traditional look of asphalt shingles and triple the lifespan.
- JHL Metal shake: has the beauty and thickness of the wood. The excellent ductility of steel fully displays the beauty of the wood grain. Eliminates the weathering, cracking, and rotting disadvantages of traditional wood shakes.
Sustainability of JHL Metal Roofs
JHL metal roofs have two to three times the lifespan of traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles. The lifespan of traditional asphalt wow is about 12 to 20 years. Frequent roof replacements cause a rapid increase in labor costs, and abandoned asphalt roofs cause environmental pollution.
The easy-to-install JHL metal roof can be directly overlaid on asphalt shingles without tearing off the old roofing.
JHL roofs are very energy efficient, offering many homeowners 25% of their heating and cooling costs.
JHL welcomes your inquiry, we have professional research, production, experiment, and sales team. Provide every customer with the required metal roofing products.