The Best Roof For Cold Climates

As we have already seen this year, winter can be brutal. The storms, with their snow and ice, can all be destructive to everything in their path. Durability and longevity are qualities that homeowners look for in home improvement materials. The cold weather can make us miserable and high energy bills, well, they can make us miserable, too.

When choosing roof installation in Vermont, the frigid temperatures, damaging storms, and high energy bills can’t be ignored. All of these factors influence the best type of roofing material for this area.

Slate Tile Roofing

For durability, you really can’t beat a slate tile roof. Made from stone, slate roofing can withstand even the harshest of winters. Through damaging storms that bring feet of snow and layers of ice, a slate roof will remain unscathed and solid. Virtually indestructible, slate roofs have been known to last for over 100 years. The density of slate makes it a great insulator for your home, too.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is lightweight yet durable making it a perfect choice for cold climates. The snow and ice slide right off of it which also deters dangerous and destructive icicle from forming. Snow guards can also be installed. These guide the snow making sure that it safely slides off little by little. If installed properly by roofers in Vermont, your metal roof can also be very energy efficient and keep your home warm all winter long, lowering your high energy bills and saving you money. Metal acts as an insulator and allows the air to circulate. This will not only keep your home warmer in the winter and lower your heating bills, but it will also keep your home cooler in the summer, lowering your cooling bills as well. 


Shingles are the most affordable cold weather option. They are durable enough to survive for many winters to come but are also prone to cracking in harsh weather. Wood shakes are another affordable choice that can hold up to cold climates and the warranties range from 30 years to a lifetime. They are also more energy efficient because they allow better air circulation in a home.

Super Shangles are a heavyweight shingle that is double the thickness of other regular shingles. They offer four times the protection of a conventional shingle, making them four times as energy efficient.  They also carry a lifetime warranty.

The cold climate is definitely something to keep in mind when considering roof installation in Vermont. The roofers at Jancewicz & Son work year-round installing roofs in the Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts area. Yup, that’s right. Even when everybody else heads indoors to stay warm, we’ll still be here making sure that you stay warm. We install slate, metal, and shingle roofs and we understand harsh New England winters. We believe in the best materials and the best warranties so give us a call today. 

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