While other roofing styles may deteriorate or lose their lustre over time, metal roofs can maintain their looks and functionality for a lifetime. With 24- and 26-gauage thicknesses, metal roofs are sturdy, but surprisingly lightweight. Metal roofing is fireproof and can help lower your home insurance rate in some areas.
Why Choose a Metal Roof?
Metal roofs can easily be installed over an existing roof, saving you the additional cost of a tear-off. You’ll love the looks too! Numerous colour options are available that utilize weather-resistant polymers that are baked to the metal at the factory. Two categories of metal roofs exist, standing seam and decorative.
Attractive, versatile, and long lasting, metal roofs can perfectly mimic more expensive styles, such as shake, slate, wood, shingles, and clay tiles. They are also one of the most durable forms of roofing available.
Save on Energy & Protect the Environment
Depending on the location of your home, a metal roof can save you up to 40% in energy costs each year. No “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” here; today’s metal roofs utilize reflective pigments to greatly reduce roof-related heat conduction. Additionally, residential metal roofs are composed of 30 to 60% of recycled materials and can be recycled again once they’ve reached the end of their functional lifetime.
Save up to 35% on Insurance Bills
Many insurance companies offer up to a 35% discount for homes with metal roofs since they are more durable, fireproof, and provide more longevity.
Standing Seam Metal Roofs
The most popular style, the term “standing seam” refers to the long panels of coloured metal that are typically 12 to 24 inches wide. The raised seams that run vertically up the face of the panels create a sleek, modern appearance. With no exposed fasteners, ice slides easily off the smooth roof surface. So long as the pitch is fairly steep, maintenance is virtually non-existent.
Decorative Metal Roofs
“Decorative” refers to the small panels that form the shape of the tile roofing, which are then interlocked in much the same way as tiles. To create a variety of looks, the surface features bonded and coloured granules which can mimic the style of heavier cement tiles. This style also retains the sleek, easy-to-maintain features of our standing seam metal roofs.
Ask us about the various warranties from metal roof manufacturers. We’d be happy to discuss the many number of metal roof options available — call Trudel & Sons Roofing Ltd or complete our online estimate request form.
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