Benefits of Metal Roofing
Durable in Different Weather Conditions
Whether you need commercial or residential applications, a metal roof is a versatile product designed to meet a variety of building styles. It has been installed in many countries in a wide range of climate conditions. It will withstand wind forces to 120 mph. Metal can also resist damage due to freezing and thawing because of the nonporous exterior. Since it is steel, it is free from termite damage. “Elegant” and “long-lasting” are equally important characteristics when choosing a roof to protect your most prized investment—your home. In fact, a metal roof may be the last roof you ever need. The strength and durability of a stone coated steel roof is combined with the versatile good looks of a shingle, shake or tile exterior to give you the widest possible selection. A metal roof has the durability of commercial-grade roofing material, and offers the richness and beauty to enhance your home’s appearance.
Metal roofs carry a 50 year limited warranty against 120 mph winds and penetrating hail. The interlocking steel panels provide a weather-tight barrier against the elements. Our roofing systems are manufactured according to methods that have been certified to ISO 9002 standards. Metal panels are pressure formed zinc-aluminum alloy coated steel with an acrylic bonded stone chip finish. The zinc-aluminum alloy coated steel provides superior corrosion resistance. The stone chip finish resists fading and UV-ray penetration. Its non-porous surface also resists freezing and thawing in cold climates. Metal roofing panels are non-combustible (rated Class A material), and will not crack, break, warp, curl or split. In some cases, a house with a metal roof was the only one spared in neighborhoods devastated by fire.
Metal roofing is the leading choice among home owner’s associations for the versatility of the product. A metal roofing system can be installed quickly, so there is less disruption to residents. Each panel is approximately 4-feet long and about 1-foot wide, so installation is rapid. It can be installed over existing asphalt and wood shake roofs, so there is no need for tear-off.
Many Styles and Colours
There are several styles and colors of shake, shingle, and tile that complement any style home. The only difficulty is deciding which one is best for your home.
Great for the Environment
The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is 56%. A metal roof can often be installed over your current roof, greatly reducing tear-off and disposal of old roofing material in landfills.
Save Money and Add Value
Metal roofing in light colours reflect heat effectively to reduce cooling loads in summer. A metal roof can also increase the resale value of your home. In Texas a metal roof can even lower your home owners insurance by 35%.
Lengthens the Life of Your Home
The average roof life of a non metal roof is 17 years. Asphalt can require reroofing every 10 to 20 years, often sooner. A metal roof offers unmatched durability lasting 2 to 3 times longer – as much as 40 to 60 years and beyond.