If your asphalt shingle roof is over 11 years old and you live in the cold, snowy climate or sweltering summers of Ontario, you may be thinking about replacing your roof. It may be time to consider a metal roof. Metal roofs have many advantages over asphalt shingles including, longevity, curb appeal, and maintaining value.
Consider just some of the pros of metal roofing Ontario.
Roofs are an expensive part of your home to maintain. Most asphalt shingle roofs need to be replaced every 20 years and may need repairs in between. One great alternative to asphalt shingles is a metal roof. Metal roofing is considered a lifetime product. Most metal roofs come with a 50-year warranty. This is because metal shingles do not crack, split, warp, or rot.
There are two main types of metal roofing. One is standing seam roofing (panels) and the other is a metal shingle type. Both have the same long life expectancy, but metal shingles are about 10 percent cheaper than standing seam. Part of this is because metal shingles can be manufactured and shipped in smaller boxes.
Metal roofing across Ontario is becoming more and more popular because these metal roofs hold up so well in the snow. Metal roofs naturally provide protection from ice dams. This means no leaks in winter. Another main advantage of a metal roof is that it can be installed in the winter, unlike asphalt shingles.
A metal roofs can withstand hurricane-force winds. We don’t get too many hurricanes in Ontario, but we do get some harsh winds. A metal roof can withstand winds up to 110 to 160 miles per hour.
Asphalt shingles are often devastated by hail storms. Metal roofing can withstand hail with no damage. This resistance to wind and hail are what can get you a nice discount on your home insurance for having a metal roof. Once you purchase a metal roof Ontario, you will never need to purchase another roof for your home.
Metal roofing Ontario is a green choice. ATAS roofs are made from recycled materials. Metal roofing requires the least amount of energy to manufacture and uses no petroleum byproducts. It keeps your home cooler in the summer because a metal roof reflects solar heat. At the end of the lifetime of the metal roof, it will never end up in a landfill. The roof will be removed and recycled.
Metal roofs Ontario can prevent asphalt shingles from ending up in landfills too. This is because metal roofing is so lightweight that it can be installed over the top of the asphalt shingle. This is a plus for you the buyer directly because it eliminates that need to pay for tearing off those old asphalt shingles.
Metal roofing Ontario stands up to even more hazards than weather and aging. They are fire resistant and they are not susceptible to rodents and insects. Basically, living under a metal roof is a safe choice for you and your family.
Metal steel shingles looks great. Shingles are metal, but they come in all different finishes and can look like a cedar shake shingle or like an asphalt shingle. Cedar shake shingles look great, but they are prone to aging and damage. After a few years, they can become discolored and lose their curb appeal. This will never happen with a metal shingle.
When it’s time to sell your home, buyers will love to see that sturdy metal roof. The fact that it is maintenance free is a huge plus for many buyers. Also, your metal roofing will always look crisp and new, totally unlike an aging asphalt-shingle roof. Metal roofs are painted with high-quality paint that never needs to be repainted.
An asphalt shingle roof is like a car, it begins to lose its value as soon as you drive it off the lot. A roof is the same thing. Home buyers want to see a roof that is less than seven years old when they are shopping, or else they will factor in the cost of replacing the roof and take that amount out of their offer.
The same is true for insurance companies. Many insurance companies will offer new-roof discounts for the first ten years of a roof’s life. With a metal roofing solution, you get a discount for a lot longer than ten years.
Saving on maintenance costs are nice, but what is that metal roof really going to buy you when it’s time to sell your home? On average, homes with metal roofs get 6 percent resale value over homes with asphalt shingles. That’s a real advantage in a buyer’s market.
Metal Roofing materials is more expensive than asphalt shingles, but when you sell your home, you’ll get most if not all your money back. Not to mention the Lifespan of steel shingles and energy savings for your home.
If your Ontario asphalt shingle roof is more than 11 years old, you may be considering buying a new roof. Maybe it’s time to consider a roof that will always look great, improve the value and look of your home, and be the last roof you’ll ever buy. Country Towne Metal Roofing wants to show you how great your home can be with a new metal shingle roof.