Metal is becoming an increasingly popular roofing material for homes in Canada. It has the durability and strength to last over 50 years and for this reason, it is an investment that will increase the resale value of your home.
Metal roofing is resistant to rot, cracking, insects, mildew, UV rays and is also fireproof. It requires little maintenance, is lightweight and keeps your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. And when the time comes, metal is 100% recyclable so nothing ends up in landfill.
The metal roof most commonly installed is the traditional vertical ribbed panel and it is available in a wide range of colours and finishes. It can be used in conjunction with asphalt roofing to highlight a specific roofing feature like a porch or window overhang.
Metal roofing is gaining popularity and it is often the main roofing material in contemporary style homes. Some types of metal roofing can be applied over an existing roof without the need for additional structural support. This depends on where you live so check your local building code prior to installation.