Benefits of Installing Steel Metal Roofs in Ontario

Benefits of Installing Steel Metal Roofs in Ontario

Metal roofs have become more popular within Toronto residential homes in recent years. While this may seem like a new thing, in reality, metal roofs have been around for over a century. They were originally used solely for commercial buildings, and although they are still the most sought after material for such buildings, there has been an increase in its installation on residential homes in the GTA due to its many benefits. For homeowners wondering whether the benefits of metal roofs are worth the initial investment, click here to view how much it will cost to install metal roofs in Ontario.

Metal Roof Advantages for Residential Homes

Unlike shingled roofs, metal Roofs prevent snow & ice accumulation.

  1. Extremely durable and long-lasting
    Metal is proven to last two to three times longer than asphalt shingles and is able to withstand all the elements. When metal roofs are properly installed, they seal out water, withstand high winds, and prevent snow and ice accumulation (ice damming).
  2. Wind Resistant
    Metal panels are held together with interlocking mechanisms in all 4 corners, making them tightly attached to the roofing system.  When installed by a professional metal roofing expert, metal roofs can withstand wind speeds of up to 200 kilometre per hour.
  3. Fire Resistant
    Since metal is a non-combustible material, it is essentially fire resistant. And among all the different types of metal roofing materials, steel panels are by far the most fire-safe, garnering a Class A rating.
  4. Mold resistant
    Metal roofs are mold resistant because it is impervious to rot and mildew.
  5. Resistant to animal damage
    Raccoons, squirrels or any neighborhood creatures will have a significantly tougher time trying to rip apart metal roofs because of the fully interlocking panels.  In addition, unlike asphalt shingles, metal is difficult to gnaw or chew through, hence deterring them to wreak havoc to your roof.
  6. Low Maintenance

    Metal Roofs stand out from the crowd with its slick designs.

    Metal roofing requires little to no maintenance. Other than ensuring that leaves, branches and debris are prevented from accumulating in the gutters, you don't need to worry about anything else.

  7. Energy-efficient
    As metal is reflective, electrical costs are reduced up to 25% in the summer.
  8. Good for the environment
    Asphalt shingles (produced using fossil fuels) require more frequent replacement, resulting in almost 20 billion pounds in the landfill per year. On the other hand, metal is recyclable, is installed over top of shingles (preventing waste), and can last up to 100 years before replacing.
  9. Different profile options
    Metal roofs come in various profiles and color so you can choose the perfect style you want
  10. Aesthetically-pleasing
    Metal roofs are customizable to the profile and color you choose, making it aesthetically pleasing but reaping in the benefits that metal provides.

There is a reason why many home owners are choosing metal roofs over traditional asphalt shingle roofs.  From longevity to aesthetics, it is a clear winner in all aspects.  Nailed It Roofing & Construction has been installing metal roofing systems for commercial and residential properties for over 10 years.  We have a team of specialized metal roofers, each accredited with a “Certificate of Training”, acknowledging their qualifications and knowledge of properly installing a metal roofing system.  For more information on metal roofs, contact us and one of our crew members will be happy to assist you.