Roofs: Built to Withstand Maine’s High Winds

Roofs: Built to Withstand Maine’s High Winds

Posted on December 19, 2018 · Posted in Metal Roofing

Strong winds and a beautifully rugged coast have earned Maine the reputation for having some of the best sailing conditions in the world. But these same winds can wreak havoc on your home’s roof during our intense, wind-laden rain and snow storms. Having a standing seam metal roof professionally installed will help ensure a homeowner’s peace of mind that even a hurricane-force wind will not carry a piece of your roof away with it.

We fabricate standing-seam metal roofing panels on site at our home base in Warren, Maine. You have probably noticed the increasing number of metal roofs in the Midcoast. It’s for good reason – a metal roof provides a multitude of benefits including:

  • Has a lifespan of 50 to 60 years
  • Will not crack, curl, split or rot
  • Maintains impact resistance over time
  • Has low maintenance, which means low upkeep expenses
  • Sheds snow and ice, decreasing snow and ice dam occurrence
  • Provides energy efficiency by reflecting heat and blocking transfer into attics
  • Provides a multitude of environmental benefits
  • Comes in a wide array of colors

Our metal roofing projects continue to increase year after year. In an effort to make this technology cost-effective, we have invested in machinery that allows us to create custom-fabricated roofing in-house.  The term “standing-seam” describes the upturned edge of one metal panel as it connects to adjacent sections. This creates distinctive vertical lines and provides a historic aesthetic.

When it comes to standing up to high winds, metal and copper roofs are among three materials (including clay tiles and composite shingles) that have been proven to best sustain high winds. One of the reasons metal is so stable in high wind is that it relies totally on mechanical attachment, versus other materials such as an adhesive that can break down over time. Metal comes in long sheets that cover the entire area between ridgeline and eaves, minimizing the opportunity for wind to penetrate – as it can with asphalt shingles.

Metal roofing is available in many colors. So, whether you have an old barn, a traditional New Englander home, a modern coastal Cape or virtually any other style home, the diverse options are sure to offer just the right color to complement your home style.

Make sure your roof is ready to stand up to whatever Maine weather throws at it. Contact Horch Roofing today to learn more about our metal roofs and our overall roof maintenance services to get your roof winter-ready. Whether you need help with leak repair or patching; gutter repair, cleaning, and flushing; snow and ice removal; heat tape installation to prohibit the build-up of ice on eaves and gutters; or the installation of seamless gutters, we’ve got you covered.

Horch Roofing is Midcoast Maine’s largest and most experienced roofing contractors. We provide Metal Roofing, Asphalt Shingle Roofing, EPDM Rubber Roofing, and Seamless Gutters for both residential and commercial roofing projects. We also offer free roof estimates or job estimates. Horch Roofing has been roofing homes on the Coast of Maine, from Brunswick to Belfast, since 2003.  We serve the communities of Midcoast Maine from our office in Warren. You can call us at (207) 273-1111, visit us at 2414 Camden Road in Warren, or contact us online.