A few years ago, we had to replace the original roof on our house. It was of cedar shakes, which shed shingles but not snow. We replaced it with a standing seam metal roof, requiring us to reconfigure the entrances to the house.
A metal roof sheds snow with a whump! which buries whatever’s underneath, and it compacts on impact, making the snow too dense to move. So we made a covered entry to the back door, eliminating a great deal of shoveling and providing ample wood storage to boot. [Read More…]