Metal roofing has the ability to provide you with any style or colour to complement your home perfectly. Aluminum has the ability to be shaped to look like clay tile, shingles, wood shakes as well as Victorian metal tiles (slate). It also comes in a variety of different colours allowing you to pick the design best suited for your home.
Metal roofing is a very light weight product although extremely durable. Aluminum will not deteriorate. The life span of a metal roof is at least 50 years and manufacturers often offer a paint warranty on steel roofs of 45 years; whereas a shingle warranty will only be approximately 25 – 30 years. Metal roofing is also completely fire retardant significantly reducing the chance of your roof collapsing due to a fire. This roofing material is also great for Ontario’s weather conditions. Metal is ideal for snow prone climates. Snow can easily slip of the roof reducing the chance of dents in the roof as well as collapse.
While the initial cost of a metal roof is higher than some other roofing materials, it has the ability to save you money in the long run. Metal roofing is basically maintenance free. It withstands fabulously against high winds, hail and rain which is a large benefit when living in our climate. In some cases, homeowners insurance has been lowered due to its unsurpassable ability to withstand these weather conditions. All metal roofs are also energy efficient because they reflect heat in the summer months and block its transfer inside the home. An environmental benefit specifically of a steel roof is that it is made from 60 – 65% recyclable material.
- Long life span (50 years)
- Customizable (various designs and colours)
- Low maintenance
- Can be installed over current roof
- Environmentally friendly (energy efficient)
- Great resistance to extreme weather (hail, snow, high winds, rain)
- Fire retardant