Best Roofs for Cold Climates

Close-up of dark gray roof slates

Winter Roof Materials

Winter can be a fun time to enjoy special moments with family and friends, build snowmen, and keep warm inside with hot cocoa. However, it’s not all fun and games regarding the integrity of your home. Snow can cause damage to your roof and foundation if proper care isn’t taken and it’s not built to handle heavy amounts of ice and snow. 

From the Landmark Exteriors team, if you live in a colder climate, consider one of the following roofing materials for your next roof replacement.  


Slate is a great option for durability and protection. This loved roofing material is a great shield for all types of cold weather: hail, wind, ice, etc. It’s also dense and can hold more weight than other roofing materials.

Slate roofs also help prevent heat from dissipating out of your home, which helps maintain a good roof temperature and saves you money on your heating bills! They’re energy efficient with insulation, can withstand extremely high winds, and are expected to last up to 100 years.


Although metal roofs are lightweight, they’re strong against tough weather. They have a smooth surface, which prevents snow buildup. Snow guards, which Landmark Exteriors also install, are a great addition to a metal roof because they allow the snow to fall off in small amounts instead of all at once for added safety and roof protection. Adding heating cables to a metal roof can also help prevent ice buildup.

Concrete Tiles

Cement roof tiles can be made into various shapes and are extremely durable for all weather, including tough snow. They can withstand very cold temperatures and can easily support the weight of snow and ice that builds up after heavy snowfall. Tile roofs can also help reduce energy costs and resist damage from unpredictable storms.

Get Your Perfect Roof today!

If you’re looking for a new roof that can stand up against jarring, frigid weather, look no further than the team at Landmark Exteriors. Our team is here to help you install and maintain your home’s roofing system. We are dedicated to providing you with the best service and highest-quality materials.

Give us a call at (203) 838-3838, or visit our website to learn more!

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