It might not be your first choice, or even the first thing that comes to mind when you think about residential roofing materials, but metal roofing is the best choice when it comes to roofing your Calgary home. Here are the top five reasons why.
Metal roofing, especially steel roofing, is one of the most cost effective options when considering materials for your new roof. Metal roofing is lightweight, easy to manufacture, and easy to install. And when installed correctly, it is virtually maintenance free. While the cost of materials may be higher with metal roofs than with other types of roofs, the money that you’ll save on installation, maintenance fees and hydro bills make metal roofing well worth the initial investment.
- Energy efficiency
In addition to the money you’ll save on labour costs and maintenance, metal roofing can also improve the energy efficiency of your home. Unlike asphalt shingles, metal roofing reflects sunlight, which keeps your house cool in the summer. The insulation used when installing metal roofing will also help you save on heating costs in the winter.
- Weather resistance
Metal roofing can withstand Calgary’s most unpredictable weather. Practically impervious to water, metal roofing doesn’t have as many seams as shingles so you’re less likely to experience costly leaks.The hard and slippery surface of a metal roof also means that it is excellent at shedding ice and snow. Ice dams are a common occurrence on Calgary’s roofs and can result in hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in damage. Metal roofing offers simply the best protection against snow accumulation, ice dams and water damage.
- Fire Resistance
Metal roofing is also an excellent choice if you want maximum protection against fire damage. Metal roofing, when properly installed, has the highest fire safety rating available. When the wind turns, house fires can easily get out of control and ravage entire neighbourhoods. With steel roofing you’ll be able to stop the spread and stay safe.
Metal roofing is durable and long lasting. It’s resistant to the mildew, insects and rot that plague many other roofing materials. Most metal roofing will last for at least 30-50 years and even longer for certain metals. For example, copper roofs can last for hundreds of years with little-to-no maintenance.
At Metalworks Canada we specialize in providing affordable and attractive metal roofing products for your Calgary home or business. Visit our photo gallery and have a look at some of the beautiful finishes that we can create. Make Metalworks Canada your first stop for all of your metal roofing materials. Contact us now to learn more about our products and services!