When the cold weather hits, you will want a roof that is reliable. We thought it would be a good idea to go over metal roofs vs. shingles in cold climates to help our readers and customers get a handle on this important subject.

The Pacific Northwest in the winter brings a variety of weather — rain, snow and ice, and wind. That means your roof will need to be able to handle the elements to keep you warm and dry.

In this blog post, we look at differences between shingles and metal roofing, and the benefits that metal roofs have in holding up during the cold winter months.


Asphalt roofing requires self-sealing adhesive strips on the back of the shingles, and those can often lose traction during the cold weather. Asphalt roof installations generally don’t happen during the winter months because sunlight and warmth help the shingle strips to bond together and stick.

Because a winter snowstorm or windstorm can easily blow off shingles, homeowners may be left with roof damage after the first storm of the season.

Metal roofing, on the other hand, can be installed year-round. In fact, our crews at Mountaintop Metal Roofing can install metal roofing during the cool winter months easily!


Metal roofing also allows for efficient clean up after the first thunderstorm, windstorm, or snow event. Snow piles can easily be shoveled away, while shingles may be soaked with moisture, which could cause damage to leaky roofs.

The snow and rain will take over and you could be left with a potentially expensive repair situation. Metal will not only withstand all sorts of weather conditions, but it can also last up to 50 years. That kind of durability is something you can count on.

Ready to get your metal roof installed? Contact us today and we will answer any questions you have or get your appointment on the books.