Can it stand up to extreme weather?


Yes!  


A metal roof can withstand all types of extreme weather - high winds, heavy snow, hailstorms, and even wildfires.  Metal roofing has a wind rating of up to 150 mph!  It can withstand wind gusts up to 150 miles per hour - equal to an F2 tornado.  Under high wind conditions metal roofing systems have wind resistance and uplift resistance that is above the new building code requirements. 

In locations that see heavy snow, metal roofing has been the choice of homeowners for years.  It sheds snow fast, which protects the structural integrity of the roof.  And it can eliminate ice damming at the eves, so water can't back-up and collect under the roof and then leak into your home. 

If you live in a part of the country that is prone to wildfires, metal roofing can protect your home should burning embers land on your roof.  In fact, you should check with your insurance agent as it’s quite likely that the installation of metal roofing will save you money on your homeowners insurance!