If you live anywhere in the Midwest, you know how harsh its climate can be. Not only do we experience frigid temperatures and heavy snow during winter but also blistering hot dry spells and sticky humidity through summer. We must endure weather extremes on both sides of the spectrum. Unfortunately so does our home. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA), in 2015 alone weather and climate events caused over $1 billion in damage to crops and property. Homes in the Chicago area must be built to withstand both the warmest of days and the coldest of nights. It is important that the materials we choose for it are durable and strong enough to last through every season including what we use to cover our roof.
To best protect your home during Chicago’s rugged weather, consider installing one of these smart roofing options:
Asphalt – For an affordable solution that can withstand most weather conditions, look no further than the standard asphalt shingle. Asphalt shingles hold up well against snow, rain, moderate wind and even small hail. At Custom Installations, we carry the CertainTeed brand of asphalt shingles. As a leading company in sustainable building materials, CertainTeed manufactures products that not only work well but that you can feel good about using.
Slate – Slate can be a long-lasting solution for defending the home again rugged weather. It does not expand and contract during extreme temperatures and is a naturally durable material. With one of the longest lifespans of any roofing material option, slate is a smart investment you can make into your home.
Metal – For what is arguable one of the best performers under extreme weather, metal is another popular option being installed by roofing contractors. It effortlessly handles high winds while heavy loads of snow and ice slid right off its surface. Metal also works well in summer reflecting heat of its surface and keeping the inside of the home cooler. For more guidance on what roofing options are best for your unique home, seek advice from a professional contractor with experience in the industry.
For those in the Chicago area that partner is Custom Installations. We offer expert roofing installation services and can work with virtually any product you are considering. From slate to metal to asphalt shingles, our team will make sure your new roof will be able to handle all of Chicago’s many seasons.