The Latest Trend In Metal Roofing

In the last few years, metal roofing in Ontario is really coming into its own. More residential and commercial properties in the province than ever currently have metal roofs, and more are set to have them installed in the months to come. As we look at the present and ahead to the remainder of the year, we’re looking at the latest trends in metal roofing and why this material has proven to be so popular.

Eco-friendly

Environmental-friendly products saw a huge increase in popularity in the mid-2000s and since then, metal roofing has become increasingly the favourite choice of those seeking the most eco-friendly roof. To start with, metal roof panels are made from large percentages of recycling material. So the product itself is eco-friendly and then, after a metal roof has exceeded its life span, the metal roof panels can be recycled in their entirety. Compare this to cheap asphalt shingles, which cannot be recycled and which are not made from recycled materials. In a world where eco-friendly is trending, metal is an excellent roofing material choice.

Metal roofing trends

Designer roofing

When we think of metal roofing, we may have a certain aesthetic in mind. Though metal long had limited aesthetics to choose from, today, metal can be made to look like almost anything. Choose from different colors, profiles, and aesthetics, matching your property and its surroundings as you see fit. Designer roofing is one of the biggest trends on upscale roofing for residential and commercial customers across Ontario. There are several buildings and properties in Chatham, Toronto, the GTA, and across Ontario that you would never guess are, in fact, metal.

Climate-friendly

Even the newest of asphalt shingle roofs can literally be beaten into pieces over the course of four seasons of Canadian weather. Combine a blisteringly hot summer with a notoriously unpredictable Ontario winter and it won’t be long before you will need a new roof replacement. Though the upfront cost of metal roofing is higher than traditional asphalt, it lasts much longer, with some estimates suggesting a life span of more than fifty years. Be it hot summer temperatures, hail storms, ice storms, snow storms, and whatever else the climate may bring, metal roofing panels when installed correctly are able to handle it. This makes them the go-to choice for any property who is struggling in keeping up with the weather around them.

Energy-conscious

Something else metal roofing does better than asphalt shingles is save on in-home energy costs. We know how expensive it can be to heat your home in an Ontario winter or to cool it down during the warmer months. By installing a metal roof, some studies have estimated you can reduce your energy bills by anywhere from 15-40% depending on the time of year. That’s because metal roofing’s advanced modeling does a better job, when compared to asphalt shingles, at keeping the house warm in the face of winter and cool during the more bothersome summer months.

These 4 trends is what has been driving the popularity of metal roofing in Ontario. In the years to come, we look forward to continuing to serve communities like Toronto, Chatham, and others in providing high quality profession metal roofing contractor services.

Why Steel Roofing is so Famous

Steel roofing is one of the most popularized and famous roofing materials in the world. Made from zinc, copper, or steel alloys, among other options, steel roofs continue to supply residential and commercial buildings in Toronto, the GTA, Ottawa, and other parts of Ontario with high quality protection. In this article, we hope to share a little bit about how steel roofing got to be so famous.

There is a historical component to steel roofs that cannot go unnoticed when discussing why they are so popular. Throughout history, they have been used on religious buildings, government buildings, sports arenas, commercial enterprises, and more. Steel roofing has been a roofing technology in play for literally thousands of years. There’s evidence of steel roofing being used atop the Lovamahapaya Temple in Sri Lanka many centuries ago, to cover the Pantheon building during Roman times, up through European medieval architecture, and through to today.

Beyond its history, why steel roofing in Ontario is so prominent today has to do with how effective it is as a roofing technology. As the years have passed, steel roofing has changed to becoming more aesthetically pleasing and more dynamic. Some of today’s metal roofs last upwards of 100 years with some installers providing multi-decade warranties. In the long-term, a metal roof means a less expensive roof with no need for replacement for years. Very lightweight, they provide far less stress on a property’s structures than traditional asphalt shingles. This makes it incredibly useful for small and large buildings, older buildings, and more.

Beyond these obvious advantages, there’s also the matter of steel being one of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials on the market. Anywhere in Ontario, be it Ottawa, Toronto, across the GTA, or elsewhere, roofing contractors use steel with a high percentage of recycled materials embedded in it. Furthermore, after the roof’s life span has concluded, steel is 100 percent recyclable meaning that it goes right back into being reused for alternative materials.

Steel Roof Panel

These are some of the reasons why steel roofing is so famous here in Ontario, with more roofing contractors encouraging steel roof use. Many residential households continue to use traditional asphalt shingles however this material has proven to be very environmentally-unfriendly, ineffective combating Canadian weather and the elements, and more expensive in the long run. For any Ontario households in need of a roof replacement, now’s the perfect time to consider switching to a steel roof. Though the upfront cost is higher than the asphalt option, in the long-term, you will save money, energy costs in the home, and your property will be far better off for it.

The more popular that steel roofing becomes in cities like Toronto and Ottawa, the closer we get to seeing asphalt shingles as a thing of the past. Though they are cheap in cost, they are also cheap material. ‘Cheap’ is not something most people want on their property. The next time you need a roof replacement, go with a steel roof and begin to see why steel roofing is generating all this buzz.