This comes back to haunt you, however, and in a big way. Once the weather warms up a bit, the snow/ice slides down with a vengeance, and just happens to cover up the walkway out front, on a fairly regular basis, no less. Best of all, because it’s frozen, it not only weighs a ton (thus breaking my back when I shovel it), but it takes quite a bit of effort to break it up. Good thing I’ve got my new shovel with the steel edge. It’s like a Navy ice breaker cutting through the Antarctic tundra.
I realize I’m whining about all this, but I’m grateful that we have our new roof, because it accomplishes on its own what I’ve had to do in past Winters, which is clear off all that darn snow. Plus, when we had shingles, the back wouldn’t clear because it has much less pitch. I had to go up there and rake it, and it wasn’t fun being up that high with snow pouring down over you. I realize I’m losing man-points in admitting this, but such is life.
It was also hard because we kept getting ice dams, which are a chore to clear, especially way up high. As much as I seem to complain about clearing snow off the ground, we love our metal roof, because I’d rather be clearing it with my feet on the ground than 25 feet up in the air. We were also having leaking issues with our old roof, which we have not seen this year.
So, I have to give a resounding thumbs up to our standing seam roof. As our contractor friend said, it’s way to go in New England.
Until the next time, thanks for reading.