Homeowners feel safe once they have a decent roof over their heads, but they begin to see signs that they need a roof replacement when using asphalt shingles. The warning signs of replacement include:
- wear and tear on the shingles themselves,
- peeling and curling on the ridge caps,
- wet, dirty, dark stained shingles,
- split, cracked, or curled shingles,
- missing shingles sections on the roof
- shingle granules in water gutters.
Those in construction and homeowners understand that the roof is both essential and determines the beauty of a home. Everyone needs a roof that is both durable and at the same time pleases aesthetically. Steel roofs are worth considering whether one is building a new home or replacing an old roof.
The main reason being, they last an extremely long time!
Steel Roof Installations can give you Lasting Protection
Are you looking for steel roof installations in Chatham-Kent Ontario? Country Towne Metal Roofing is a top rated metal roofing company, with tons of positive Google Reviews. Our services include installation of steel roofs as well as repair. The residents of Chatham-Kent Ontario and its surroundings use metal roofing systems in commercial roofing, or for residential steel roofs, architectural buildings and industrial structures. If you are looking for a roofing contractor with the best pricing on steel roofing profiles, contact us for a quote below.
Advantages of Steel Roofing Panels
Steel roofing advantage over asphalt shingles is their longevity. In Ontario, steel lasts five times longer than traditional asphalt shingles. An asphalt roof lasts between 8-12 years. Homeowners and home builders do not want roofs that they will need to be replace every few years. Instead, they want a permanent roof that they do not need to worry about for a long time. Manufactures of the steel roof panels today use advanced UV coatings to ward off rust which is bare steel’s greatest enemy.
Steel roof panels are durable and recommended in hail-prone areas and hurricane zones because they are impact and wind-resistant. The thicker the panel (gauage), the stronger and more durable to weather it is. Due to their longevity and durability, the steel panels have warranties that last for more than fifty years. The warranty covers wear and tear as well as any manufacturing defects. The wear and tear are inclusive of peeling, rusting, discoloration, cracking, and flaking. Their warranties are also transferable from one home owner to the other if the house/building is sold.
Steel roofing panels Increase your homes resale value. Steel roofing installation may be more expensive than asphalt, but it brings real ROI from the durability and longevity of the roof. You can also expect to see some energy savings from “Cool Roof” technology as well. The home is worth more when it has a steel roof.
Steel Roofing Vs. Other Roof Materials
As compared to other common roofing materials, steel roof panels are more energy-efficient. This is because they have radiant heat block and solar reflectivity abilities. Steels physical properties allow radiant heat during summer to bounce from the roof, keeping it much cooler. This means that your AC system does not have to work as hard, and the energy bills are lower than those of the asphalt shingles that absorb radiant heat.
The #1 cause of failing roofs is poor roof ventilation and heat in the attic/roof area.
Steel panels are clean, come in vibrant colors, and have a tremendous aesthetic/architectural look. Homeowners are pleased by the unique modern looks that steel panels give. Steel panels, unlike asphalt tiles made of oil based materials that cannot be repurposed, and are not environmentally friendly.
What to Consider Before Purchasing and Installing A Steel Roof.
· Type of Steel
There are different types of metals used in making steel roofing panels. They include steel, zinc, copper, and aluminum. Among them, steel is the more popular and most preferred metal. This is because it’s cheaper than the others and more inexpensive than all others. There are different types of steel, and they include corrugated steel, galvanized steel shingles, and rib steel sheets or panels. Whichever type of steel a client chooses, they are guaranteed to enjoy their longevity for more than 50 years.
· Wear and Tear
Steel roofs are critical in protecting buildings and homes in times of snow, hail, rain, and other extreme weather. They last 30+ years longer than cedar shingles and asphalt roofs. They do not crack, rot, warp, split or soften with age. They are also fire resistant, unlike other types of roofs.
Steel roofs are not affected by weather, unlike shingle and wood roofs. These standard roofs leak from excessive rains, melting snow, and ice dams; fortunately, this is not an issue with steel roofs. Steel roofing comfortably take hurricane-level winds without any damage.
· Eco-friendly & Sustainable
Steel roofs are the most Eco-friendly roofing material a client can choose. During production, steel roofs waste very little material as compared to asphalt roofs and can be completely recycled when they finally reach their life’s end. Steel roofs are energy efficient and reduce energy bills by around 25-30%
Call Us for a Steel Roofing Installation Quote
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For all your steel roofing needs in Chatham Kent, high-quality materials, and superb services, Call Luke at Country Towne today. If you have any questions or request more information, around steel roof installations, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.