The time has come to put a new roof on your home and you’re bewildered by all of the choices available. You want the most reliable roof for your home, yet one that’s cost-effective and works within your budget. Ideally, you’d probably like to avoid putting another roof on your home for the rest of your time living there. One type of roof that has become more popular for residential roofs is metal roofing. Now, you may think of the corrugated steel roofs that are often seen on commercial buildings, like warehouses or factories. Think again! Metal roofing has come a long way in the last few years and there are plenty of sophisticated and sleek options for metal residential roofs these days. There are also multiple benefits to having a metal roof, especially if you live in areas that are prone to severe weather, like lots of snow or heavy wind.
Here in Atlantic Canada, we have more than our fair share of cold and windy weather. With this extreme type of weather, you need to make sure that your roof is in good condition. You also need to make sure you have the best type of roof for a cold climate. We recommend metal roofing for many of our customers for several reasons.
- Metal roofing can be more watertight than traditional roofs. Sealants can be applied to the surface and underlayments can be installed. These safeguards reduce the likelihood of leaks.
- The load of the snow is more evenly distributed across a metal roof. The effects of gravity are spread out and are less likely to cause a failure in any particular roof panel.
- You can affect the rate at which your roof thaws or sheds snow by the color you choose. Darker colors like reds, grays, and browns absorb more of the sun’s energy and heat. This helps get the snow off of your roof faster.
- Metal roofs include better safety and a good green footprint.
If your area is prone to high winds, a metal roof can help protect your home from damage, with a 140 mph (miles per hour) wind rating. And if you’re environmentally conscious, you may be seeking out metal roof installers pronto, since new metal roofs have an average of 30-60% recycled metal content in their products, and are 100% recyclable when they stop functioning as your roof.
- Metal roofs simply last longer. Even the highest quality roofs can suffer damage from years of extreme weather conditions. In many cases, metal roofs are three times more durable than a traditional asphalt shingle roof. You’ll avoid having to reroof for many years to come.
To learn more about metal roofing or any of our services, call Eastern Siding and Window World. We’re a trusted home renovation contractor serving the St. John’s and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Contact us today for a free roofing estimate!