If you live in a cold climate, you may be concerned with snow on your roof or icicles forming. Fortunately, you might be able to prevent this from happening if your roof is heated. When you are having a new roof installed on your home and are obtaining a free roofing estimate, it's a good idea to ask if they can install a heated roof on your home.
Why a Heated Roof Can Be Useful
When you do not have a heated roof, ice and snow can build up in the eaves and valleys. There are snow rakes you can use to remove snow from your roof, but you might not be able to reach all of the areas on your roof and it is also inconvenient to use a snow rake. It's much easier to have your roof heated.
How a Heated Roof Works
A heated roof uses a heating cable that is self-regulating and an aluminum panel so that your roof will remain warm during the winter. As a result, you won't have to worry about ice forming and any snow that falls on the roof will melt and leave your roof through your gutters.
You will want your heated roof to be installed in a manner that is highly energy-efficient. This will allow you to save money and will also ensure that the aluminum panels are able to keep your roof adequately warm.
Why You Should Ask for a Free Roofing Service Estimate
If you will be having your existing roof replaced with a new roof, it's a good idea to obtain a free roofing estimate. By doing this, you will then be given advice on whether your roof should be replaced, what it should be replaced with, and how much it will cost.
You will also be able to ask whether your roof should be heated and what options are available. Whether or not heating your roof is a good idea can depend on the climate in which you live and whether your roof is likely to form ice dams. Then, the roofing contractor will be able to install a heating system that will ensure that your home will be prepared for winter.
A Roofer Should Install Your Heated Roof
The roofing contractor will be able to install the aluminum panel on your roof in a way that will look seamless and elegant. This will help improve the curb appeal of your home because the aluminum panel will not stand out. Then, you'll have a beautiful home with a heated roof.
For more information on a free roofing service estimate, contact a professional near you.