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What Roof Material Works Best With Winter Weather?

With winter creeping around the corner, it may be time to consider the condition of your roof. Your local Massachusetts Roofing Contractors at Old Timers Slate is here to help you decide which type of roofing material works best in a showdown between it and the unpredictable winter weather. Here is a list of materials that help the most when it comes to snowy weather.



Slate roofing has been one of the most popular materials to work with when it comes to roofing. Slate roofing offers durable and long-lasting performance while also looking sturdy and sophisticated. It works well in extreme conditions such as snow, wind, hail, storms, and even fire. In addition, it also works the best with sloped roofs. 

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Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles

Fiberglass shingles are an excellent roofing material suitable for all seasons of the year, including the cold months of winter. Asphalt shingles are durable. However, they may not hold as well as some of the other options on this list. 

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Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is another material that is great for areas that get heavy snow. It is incredibly resistant to snow and ice forming as most weather will slide right off. As a result, there is little to no need to worry about the elements building up on your roof. Another plus to having a metal roof is providing better insulation, making your home a bit warmer during the winter. Depending on the type of metal roofing you get, it may also hold up well in strong winds. However, some types may not be strong enough to withstand wind and may dent easily. Consult our team to see which types of metal roofing may be better for the area in which you live. 

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Redo Your Roof With Old Timers Slate Roofing

Our team of local Massachusetts roofing contractors are ready to help you bear the elements this winter by setting you up with the knowledge you need to pick the roofing materials that are right for you. Whether you are ready to make a decision or need more information to help the big decision, contact us today at (617) 625-2191.