Metal Roofing in Howick Ontario
You Own Your Home, Why Rent Your Roof?
Your home is meant to last decades – shouldn’t your roof? Most people do not give much thought to their roofs, but your roof is an essential component of the structure of your home or commercial building. It is the first line of defense against extreme weather elements. A good roof protects your family from the elements and increases the value and curb appeal of your home.
How would you like a roof that can hold up against all weather conditions, increase the resale value of your home, save you up to 40% on energy costs, and lasts for as long as you own your home?
Why Steel or Aluminum Roofing?
Typical asphalt roofs last 6 to 12 years – without encountering any extreme weather events. Metal, aluminum or steel roofing systems can last over 100 years and withstand extreme weather events like heavy winds, rain, and snow.
Eco metal roofing offers the following superior benefits:
- Superior Strength – Metal roofing systems can handle wind gusts up to 150 kilometers per hour without breaking or corroding and are impact-resistant. Metal roofs do not need expensive regular maintenance like other roofing materials.
- Superior Safety – Metal roofing will not ignite from fires or lightning.
- Superior Energy Efficiency – Metal roofs can lower cooling costs by 10% to 25%
- Environmentally Friendly – Metal roofing systems are made of 25% to 95% recycled material and are 100% recyclable at the end of their lifespan. Typical roof shingles end up as garbage which makes up about 20 billion extra pounds of landfill
If you are concerned about metal residential roofing costs, you should know that sheet metal roofing installation is an affordable choice when you consider its lifespan, energy efficiency, eliminated maintenance costs and increased home value. Call us for a free quote on sheet metal roofing prices today!
Why London Metal Roofing in Howick Ontario?
There are a number of metal roofing contractors you can choose from, but London Metal Roofing is the leader in aluminum and steel roof installation. London Metal Roofing is locally owned and operated and stands by their work with a 55 year, 100% limited non-prorated transferable warranty. We are proud to live and work in the areas we serve as environmentally conscientious members of our community.
Unlike other sheet metal roofing companies, we have been working in the metal roof industry for over 25 years, and we are not going anywhere. Don’t be fooled by other fly-by-night steel roofing contractors who may try to lure you with prices that seem too good to be true. Our metal roofs are manufactured right here in Southern Ontario and are produced using the highest quality steel and coatings in the industry.
We do not use low-cost producer material like most of our competitors. Go with the leader in residential steel roofing installation to enjoy the financial, environmental and aesthetic value of affordable metal roofing now. We do the job right the first time and stand by our work!
Call us today for a free quote and more information on residential steel roofing prices.
What Makes Aluminum & Steel Roofing Systems a Superior Choice?
Aluminum & Steel Roofing Shingles are known in the home improvement industry as one of most durable, longest-lasting, energy efficient and value-for-money roofing products. They are known to last for up to 100 years or more. Given that traditional asphalt shingles need replacement every 6 to 12 years on average, how is it possible that metal shingles last for so long? The reason lies in its metallic composition. Most metal roofs last a very long time. High-quality metal roofing panels can last for more than 100 years with very little to no maintenance.
Metal, as a roofing material, is the superior choice as it is known for its toughness, durability, and lightweight nature. Metal roofs do not dry out, rot, curl or break due to exposure to harsh weather conditions. Aluminum does not rust, and high-quality Steel takes several decades before it even begins to rust. For Steel, it simply comes down to the level of zinc and galvanization content. Beware of low cost producer steel which does not contain the necessary levels of zinc and galvanization as it will rust prematurely.
Next, we must consider the quality of the colour coatings. Beware of cheap coatings as they will begin to flake and delaminate within the first 8 to 10 years. We ensure that the metal roofing material we use has been manufactured using the most up to date coating technology that has been proven not to chalk, streak or change its color with age.
This is backed by our coating manufacturers warranty. The same goes for our Steel Roofing Material. We only buy superior steel from SSAB (Sweden) and Arcelor Mittal (Germany). Beware, as most of our competitors don’t publish were their steel comes from. So what may look like a slightly better price, is far from being a good value.
Moreover, a comparison to other conventional roofing materials underscores the superiority of metal as the roofing material of choice for durability, energy efficiency, zero to low maintenance, and beauty. Metal roofing is hands down the best overall re-roofing home solution in the industry today!
Asphalt shingles are very commonly used for roofing in North America. There are millions of homes that use asphalt roofing shingles because of their low cost, though it has some serious drawbacks and disadvantages. It dries out quickly and traps heat in your attic during hot weather. This increases the temperature in attics and houses in general. This not only results in higher cooling expenses in summer but explains why the upstairs area in your home is always hotter than the main floor.
Asphalt shingles also have a short lifespan of around 6 to 12 years, depending on your roof pitch– and that is without being exposed to any extreme weather events. They need constant, careful maintenance and repairs. Today, asphalt shingles never last their stated lifespan and are prone to cracks, leaks, and other damage. Since 1998, the use of asbestos in the production of asphalt shingles was banned by the government. Asphalt shingle manufacturers decide to go with fiberglass mats as a replacement.
Unlike asbestos, this material cannot withstand the natural temperature changes between summer and winter over an extended period. In our opinion, the 25 to 50-year warranties given by these manufacturers is a complete scam, which is why you see all the class action lawsuits against them, from home builders to homeowners. They should have named these shingles Fiberglass in 1998, and not have waited up until recently to change the design and start calling them Fiberglass Laminated Shingles.
It is our opinion; these new laminated shingles will crack but not curl, and therefore, believe we will begin to receive more calls in regards to water damage as a result. If you do not have the budget for a metal roof and need to re-shingle, please do yourself a favour and pay extra for a high-quality underlayment.
You are most likely going to need this extra layer of protection! After all, asphalt shingles made with asbestos used to last over 25 years and did not require any underlayment what so ever except for 3 feet of Ice & Water Shield along the eaves and valleys.
Cedar Shake Shingles
Another type of shingle which was popular but now unfavored is cedar shake. This kind of roofing material is prone to fire hazards. It also rots and curls when subjected to moist conditions. Historically, cedar shakes came from mature trees and were much more resistant to natural elements.
Today, almost all cedar shakes come from immature 3rd generation trees, which is why they are chemically treated, that do not stand the test of time. Furthermore, it is a much more expensive option compared to the exceptional value found in metal roofing.
The Superior Choice
Metal roofing is the superior choice because it overcomes the deficiencies of any other commonly used roofing material. Steel or Aluminum roofing shingles do not retain heat – they transfer heat away quickly. Metal is a natural reflector of radiation and does not become loose or break off when the roof expands and contracts under varying weather conditions or extremes.
Metal roofs also offer superior strength. It is possible for people to walk freely over it leaving no damage, unlike with asphalt or other traditional roofing materials. Metal roofing is made up of recycled material and is 100% recyclable at the end of its life. Replacing asphalt shingles every 6 to 12 years or so significantly increases the load on landfills.
While aluminum or steel is comparatively lightweight, and can easily be placed over existing roofing, without significantly increasing the load on the structure. Keep in mind that metal roofing is about three times lighter than your shingles when they are wet.
This also positively impacts the cost to install a metal roof since underlying roofing does not have to be removed before installation begins. Also, not only do the existing shingles act as an extra layer of protection, but it is also more environmentally conscious to leave them on your roof than in landfill
Call us today for more information on aluminum roof installation and a FREE metal roofing estimate!
Residential Metal Roofing Services in Howick Ontario
If you are looking to upgrade your current residential roof, London Metal Roofing is the best choice. Our roof system uses cutting-edge zinc galvanized technology that improves curb appeal and adds lasting value to your home. We also provide a 100% 55-year transferable warranty that is non-prorated.
According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, the popularity of metal roofing has increased dramatically over the past decade – a clear sign that homeowners and builders are getting up to speed on the superiority of metal roofing.
Over the last 25 years, a whole new generation of metal roofing products and materials has hit the market. The days of polyester coated barn style steel are a thing of the past although some companies still sell this substandard roofing material. It is important you do your research for this very reason. Today’s metal roofing offers a high-tech alternative for durable, fire-resistant, lightweight roofing that looks beautiful.
Metal roofs are preferred for their fire-resistant qualities, longevity, and speed of installation by qualified residential metal roofing contractors. They are also surprisingly lightweight and are great at reflecting the sun’s heat, which helps homeowners save money on cooling bills and may even qualify for tax credits through the LEED program.
Metal roofing materials are made primarily from aluminum and steel, but other materials, such as copper and alloys, can also be used, but can be very expensive. Aluminum and steel roofing systems are by far the most common and sensible of available residential roofing materials because they offer the best overall value, hold paint finishes and coatings well, and are durable. Both steel and aluminum have unique properties that may affect which metal you decide to go with.
Aluminum is comparatively softer, which makes it easy to work with, but it can be more prone to denting and damage. It is also more expensive than steel. On the other hand, aluminum will not corrode the way steel can if the finish is compromised or of poor quality. The quality of the steel must also be taken into consideration here as it is a critical factor that cannot be overlooked when it comes to longevity.
Cost of Metal Roofing in Howick Ontario
Metal roofing prices can vary greatly from product to product, system to system and company to company. On average, a metal roof is approximately 2-to-3 times more expensive than a conventional shingle roof. Nothing in the market today provides more value to homeowners than a metal roof. They continually pay for themselves over and over while providing ‘Curb Appeal’ that is second to none.
Metal roofing is an investment in your home and is considered a home renovation project within the home improvement industry. Re-Shingling is an unnecessary expense and a complete waste of money in today’s market. You own your home. Why rent your roof?
Call London Metal Roofing and let our experienced professionals guide you through the differences and provide you with the best solution for your residential roofing needs. We guarantee you the best value on the market today.
Choosing a Metal Residential Roofing Profile for Your Home
When considering a metal roof, you will first want to determine the kind of look you want for your home. For the most part, residential metal roofing is available in two different installation formats and appearances: sheet-like panels and shingles. These two categories offer many variations of colors and patterns, as well as quality.
Metal Panel Roofing
The most familiar patterns of panel-style metal roofing are a Scandinavian look (Bond) and a Mediterranean look (Grande). Most homeowners go with the ‘Bond’ profile if they have a brick finish and choose ‘Grande’ if they have a stucco finish. That being said, many of our customers prefer the opposite and their homes still look fantastic. It is a personal preference with no right or wrong answer. These patterns are form-rolled and are far superior to those that are produced by being stamped during the manufacturing process.
Metal Shingle-Style Roofing
Shingle-style metal roofing is quite different from sheet roofing. The metal profiles are stamped into shapes that imitate a Spanish tile, wood shakes or slate look. While yielding most of the benefits that metal roofing bestows they do sacrifice quality for aesthetics. The stamping process stretches both the gauge and the colour finish whether it is painted or coated. This lowers the quality and durability of the metal roof and adversely affects its longevity.
Interlock Method vs. Strapping Method for Metal Roof Installation
The metal roofing installation difference between the Shingle-Style & Panel-Style of metal roofs is significant. Mainly, Interlocking is performed by nailing directly into the roof deck while Sheet Metal is screwed into strapping that has been nailed into the attic trusses. Not only does strapping level your roof and reinforce your structure, but it also allows for an extra 2-inch gap (between the deck and the metal) for an additional cavity of airflow which is a welcomed benefit.
This is also known and referred to as the Swedish Method. In contrast; Interlocked metal roofs have been seen to bow over time which is a very costly repair and is extremely unfortunate for the homeowner. This ‘bowing of the roof ‘is not caused by the Interlocking System itself but is rather an aging issue in the roof structure of the trusses themselves. This is why industry insiders agree that strapping is a far superior metal roofing installation practice.
The experts at London Metal Roofing can help you decide on the best option for your home.
Commercial Metal Roofing Services in Howick Ontario
London Metal Roofing commercial roofing and industrial building metal roof panels are a low-maintenance solution for commercial grade performance while enhancing the aesthetics of your building. Experienced installation and flexible design make London Metal Roofing products the perfect option for commercial buildings.
We save you time and money while allowing for full customization to fit your specific design needs. Our range of metal shingles and colors help you to customize your building exactly how you like, while our product warranties and the latest technologies maximize your investment. Our reflective Cool Roof Coatings will increase a building’s energy efficiency and lower building maintenance costs.
London Metal Roofing understands how important it is to business owners and building contractors to have a roof that prolongs the life of the building. Our commercial roofs and siding, work perfectly for a variety of roof slopes, building designs, shapes, loads and weather conditions.
Call London Metal Roofing today for a FREE metal roofing estimate for your home or business. Our experts will take the time to answer your questions and help you understand why a long-lasting, beautiful metal roof is the best choice for your property!