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Choosing the Right Roofing Materials for Spring Weather Challenges

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Spring in North Carolina brings a unique set of challenges for homeowners, especially when it comes to roofing. The mix of rainy days, occasional storms, and the blossoming of nature, while beautiful, can test the resilience of any roof. Understanding how to overcome these challenges can protect your home and enhance its longevity and performance. Here's a guide to selecting the right roofing materials to weather the spring season, courtesy of Pickard Roofing.

Weathering the Spring

Spring weather in North Carolina is unpredictable. One day it's sunny and the next, a storm can roll in, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. This season demands roofing materials that can handle a variety of conditions - from UV exposure to moisture and wind.

The Right Materials Matter

Not all roofing materials are created equal, especially when it comes to facing the eclectic spring weather of North Carolina. Here are a few options that stand out:

Asphalt Shingles: 

Popular for their affordability and quality, modern asphalt shingles come in varieties that can resist spring storms and heavy rains, making them a solid choice for the spring season. While not as beneficial as metal roofing for energy efficiency, the surface of asphalt shingles also helps to deflect UV rays, which keeps homes cooler during the transition into summer. Furthermore, asphalt shingles are the cheapest option and can be quickly and economically addressed.

Metal Roofing: 

Known for its longevity and resistance to extreme weather, metal roofing is an excellent investment for those looking for extra durability. It's particularly effective in warding off the damage from high winds and hail. This material is also highly resistant to mold and mildew, common issues in humid climates that can severely affect other types of roofing materials during wetter months. On top of this, metal roofs are energy-efficient; they reflect solar heat rather than absorbing it, keeping energy bills down.

Slate and Tile: 

For homes in areas prone to severe weather, slate and tile offer unmatched durability and resistance to the elements. Despite a higher investment upfront, their longevity and aesthetic appeal can enhance your home's value. Their robust nature means they are less likely to require frequent repairs or replacements, making them much more cost-effective over their lifetime despite the initial installation price.

Installation and Maintenance

Choosing the right material is only half the battle; proper installation and regular maintenance are key to ensuring your roof can withstand the challenges of spring weather. Work with experienced professionals who understand the local climate and can provide insights into the best materials and maintenance practices for your home.  

It’s important to secure all roofing components to withstand potential storm impacts. Additionally, cleaning and securing gutters and drainage systems before the season begins can prevent water buildup and protect your roof and home's foundation from water-related issues. Addressing these aspects early in the season can keep minor wear and tear from turning into major problems as the weather shifts.

Pickard Roofing Can Help

At Pickard Roofing, we've been helping homeowners in Durham, North Carolina, navigate the complexities of roofing for decades. Our expertise in selecting the right materials and providing top-notch installation services makes us a trusted partner in protecting your home against spring weather challenges.

Prepared for Spring?

As spring unfolds, ensuring your roof is prepared to handle the season's weather is crucial. From selecting the right materials to regular maintenance, there are several steps homeowners can take to safeguard their homes. At Pickard Roofing, we're here to guide you through every step of the process, offering expert advice and quality service tailored to the unique needs of North Carolina homes.

Looking to upgrade your roof this spring? Connect with Pickard Roofing in Durham, North Carolina, for personalized guidance and solutions designed to keep your home safe, dry, and beautiful, no matter the weather. Together, let's make this spring a season of renewal and resilience for your home.

At Pickard Roofing, we think Design. Craft. Renew. We are experienced in all types of roofing systems- and provide the right roofing design and selective craftsmanship for renewing our customer’s assets. We invite sustainable building customers to give us a call for your free evaluation. For over 90 years Pickard Roofing Company has installed countless metal, tile, slate, TPO, EPDM, and all types of shingle roofing in the Triangle. Our services include residential, commercial, custom architectural metal fabrication, and historical renovation.