Metal Roofing in the Rocky Mountains: What Do Homeowners Need to Know?

How do you design a metal roofing assembly for heavy snow areas like the Rocky Mountains?

The Rocky Mountain region offers a challenging environment for building design. On today’s Q&A Mondays episode, Thain and Jesse from Great Northern Metal Co. out of Bozeman, Montana discuss how to prepare for a successful metal roofing project in the mountains. They explain how snow loads, snow guards, ice damming, and panel selection play into the overall assembly design.

Topics covered:

  • Why is ventilation important for assembly design in the Rockies? – 0:53
  • What advice do you have for homeowners in the Rockies? – 2:34
  • When should you hold snow on your roof? – 3:35
  • What should you consider when choosing snow guards? – 4:41
  • Why is ventilation important when it comes to ice damming? – 5:42
  • What should homeowners consider when it comes to ventilation? – 7:40
  • What can a homeowner do if they have ice damming on a reroof? – 9:40
  • What considerations should you have when researching a cold roof? – 10:53
  • What metal panel options do you have for cold roofing? – 12:00

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