For over a century, asphalt shingles have been the most popular choice for homeowners looking to replace an existing roof. Of course, an asphalt shingle roof has a number of benefits such as ease of installation, the range of colours available and the low installation price. However, compared to metal roofing, asphalt shingles are found wanting in a number of very important aspects. Metal and steel roofing has improved a huge amount in recent times. There is now a wide range of colours, styles and designs available that can be utilised to compliment the appearance of your home. The common misconception that metal looks dull is a thing of the past with more and more homeowners deciding to use it for their roofing project.
The Advantages of Using Metal Roofing
Metal and steel roofing is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners in Ottawa, Windsor, Kitchener, Toronto and Mississauga. The increased options in relation to colours and design together with additional benefits such as longevity has seen metal roofing sales soar in recent years. Some of the most important considerations when choosing between asphalt shingles and metal are detailed below.
- An Aesthetically Pleasing Design for All–For many of you, metal is perhaps considered as being somewhat drab. This is simply untrue. Recent reports show that roofing made from metal offers a much wider choice in terms of colour and style. Roofing contractors are able to install a wide range of designs that will undoubtedly enhance the appearance of your home.
- Asphalt Shingles are a Much Lighter Option–You think so? Remarkably, metal roofing weighs less than its asphalt shingle counterpart. On average, metal weighs almost 3-4 times less. This means that you can ask roofing contractors to install it over your existing roof without damaging the integrity of the structure.
- The Importance of Longevity–When you choose to install a new roof it can be a relatively substantial outlay. Therefore, common sense dictates that you want your new roof to last as long as possible. Compared to asphalt, metal can last decades longer whilst also retaining significantly higher performance levels.
- Don’t Be Fooled By Warranty Duration–Many roofing contractors that specialise in asphalt shingle installation will promote the long warranty that is available when a purchase is made. Typically, that warranty may last for forty or fifty years. However, upon closer inspection, the majority of manufacturers provide a warranty solely on defects to the material itself. This does not cover you for faults due to exposure to the weather and other elements.
In terms of performance, longevity and appearance, metal is far superior than the traditional asphalt shingle option. London Eco-Roof Manufacturing Inc. is a knowledgeable roofing contractor that possesses vast industry experience. For advice and guidance relating to your new roofing project and to speak to one of our skilled team members call us toll free on 1.855.838.9393.