Metal roofing systems over the years have become a popular alternative to asphalt shingles for residential roofing. There are many reasons for this increase in popularity, metal roofing is available in many styles, colours and materials. Some styles include standing seam, and metal tiles and some of the material options include aluminium, zinc and tin. As metal roofing increases in popularity, more homeowners learn about the benefits associated with investing in a metal roofing system for their home, and we are confident as more homeowners understand the benefits, you will continue to see more metal roofing systems installed in neighbourhoods across Canada.
Below we highlight some of the main advantages of using a metal roof:
Metal roofs are one of, if not, the most long-lasting roofing options out there. On average a metal roofing system will last upto 50 years, but it is not unheard of for a well maintained roof to last upwards of 70 years. Metal roofing can withstand a variety of temperatures, including extreme weather conditions without it degrading its lifespan. To compare this with the more commonly used asphalt shingles, they have an average lifespan of 20 – 25 years and are susceptible to damage from high heat, and powerful winds.
As mentioned above, metal roofing systems can withstand most harsh weather conditions, making this type of roofing one of the most durable options available to homeowners. A perfect example is that metal roofing when installed properly can sustain powerful winds of up to 140 km/h and can resist impacts from hail.
You can rest assured that your family and your home are protected if you have a metal roof installed. Metal roofs are both lightning and fire resistant, meaning if your home does get struck by lightning, you don’t need to be concerned about a fire starting. Also, metal roofing doesn’t allow for the build up of moisture in between the cracks and crevices of your roof, preventing the growth of mould and mildew around your roofing system.
Metal roofing is one of the most environmentally friendly roofing options as the can contain anywhere from 20% to 90% recycled materials, which is far more than other roofing material. Metal roofing is also 100% recyclable, so when it does come time for your metal roofing system to be replaced, you can rest assured that it will not end up in a landfill.
There are many advantages to installing a metal roofing system on your home, from its longevity to its eco-friendliness, metal roofing is a great option for the top of your home. One advantage that we didn’t mention above, but is worth highlighting is that a metal roof adds curb appeal as it is aesthetically pleasing. A metal roof is sure to get your home noticed.