Variety Shapes and Colours
Appearance is a major factor in the choice of roofing material. Metal roofs offer a selection of colour featuring rich blends, earth stone finishes and natural hues, as well as a variety of styles, all of which enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home.
One of the advantages of residential metal roofing is ease of installation. Metal is lightweight so it is easily installed over existing roofing materials, without the disposal problems commonly associated with re-roofing projects. Metal roofing panels are installed in sheets so labor cost for installation are kept to a minimum.
Although the initial cost of metal is higher, the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional materials. The decision to select metal is often based upon the fact that the homeowner either doesn’t want to or can’t afford to replace their conventional roof every 10 to 12 years. Metal, on the other hand, will provide years of low maintenance service for life.
Conventional roofing materials like asphalt shingles absorb energy from the sun. Metal reflects most of the sun’s rays. Metal also cools more quickly. As a result, your attic space remains cooler, as does the living space below. Conventional roofing materials tend to absorb and retain heat, therefore requiring more energy to maintain a cooler living space.
Metal is noncombustible and exceptionally durable. Properly installed, metal roofing will not absorb or be damaged by water, and will easily shed snow and ice, is highly resistant to damage from wind or storms.
Unlike conventional shingles, metal roofing is 100% recyclable. In addition, the disposal of used shingles are causing land fill issues all across the country.
Low maintenance is one of the greatest advantages of metal roofing. The roofing surface should be cleaned periodically with conventional cleaning products to remove natural contamination. Surface scratches may be repaired using specially formulated touch-up paint.