Is an Eco-Tile Roof Right for You?

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When considering long-term options for your business or home, consider the benefits of Eco-Tile metal roofing. This popular industry solution has a number of distinct benefits over traditional roofing options that can save you time, maintenance, and costs over the course of the buildings lifetime.

Quick Installation

Eco-Tile roofing can be installed relatively quickly. This metal roofing solution is a modular sheet. This innovation means that you save money in installation costs and labor. The quick assembly also means less time for human error, ensuring that you will have the highest quality roof for decades to come. Assembly is simple and cost-effective. In fact, Eco-Tiles are ideal for the experienced do-it-yourself homeowner.

Additionally, homeowners do not have to worry about the costs and labor associated with removing the older damaged roofing. Instead, you can fit the Eco-Tiles directly on the older tiles. Save on labor costs significantly.

 Energy Efficient

Besides being an overall cost-saving and time-saving roofing solution, Eco-Tiles can provide a lightweight option to maintain steady temperatures through sweltering summers and freezing winters. Add extra insulation for rooms that are more susceptible to extreme changes in weather.

Long Lasting

These tiles can last for almost half a century. While at the outset they may cost more than a traditional asphalt roof, building owners do not need to worry about replacing the roof several times over the course of their lifetime. Building owners do not need to worry about inclement weather and extreme weather conditions. However, there are some minor issues with dents that may occur during extreme hail storms. Speak with your contractor about purchasing thicker materials to prevent dents and natural wrinkling. This may be the only roof you will need to purchase during your entire life.

Versatile

Metal roofing is available in a wide variety of colors and styles. A wide variety of colors from red and browns to dark greens and even charcoal can be customized for every building owner’s unique tastes. Speak with your contractor about options for windows and other custom structures.

Enjoy the versatility, durability, and beauty of Eco-Tile roofing. It is the ideal roofing solution for any commercial or residential building.

Fall Home Show & Sale – September 20-22 – Careport Centre, Hamilton

See hundreds of exhibitors and show stopping features over 3 acres… PLUS FREE PARKING.

Southwestern Ontario residents deserve a consumer friendly event with free parking that services the suburbs where they can enjoy the latest and greatest trends in home décor, presented by local and regional businesses.

The Fall Home Show is the premier regional fall home show in Canada, setting the standards to which others strive to achieve. From inspired décor to renovating ideas the Fall Home Show has it all. Come get inspired, get informed, be entertained and most importantly be ready to shop.

See more info on show website.

Trade Shows and Events we will attend in 2013 – Updated (May 21, 2013)

London, Ontario

  • 2013 Kids Expo – June 14-16
  • Food Fest – June 21-23
  • The Great Canadian Eco-Fest (Komoka) – June 23
  • 2013 London Ribfest – August 1-5
  • 2013 London Fall Fest – August 30-September 2
  • 2013 Western Fair – September 6-15
  • International Plowing Match – September 17-21
  • Ilderton Fall Fair – September 27-29

Woodstock, Ontario

  • 2013 Outdoor Farm Show – September 10-12

Hamilton, Ontario

  •  Norfolk Country Fair – October 4-14

Toronto (GTA), Ontario

  • Toronto Fall Show at the Better Living Centre – October 3-6
  • Royal Winter Fair – November 1-10

Windsor, Chatham, Ontario

  • Chatham Ribfest – July 4-7
  • Chatham Kent Fall Show – November 2-3

Brigden, Ontario

  • Brigden Fair – October 11-14

Port Carling, Ontario

  • Muskoka Lifestyle Show – May 31-June 2

Muskoka, Ontario

  • Muskoka Boat & Cottage Show – July 26-28

Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Home & Design Show – October 17-20

The last roof you’ll ever need

Nothing puts a damper on the holidays like having Santa and his reindeer come crashing through the worn and rotting roof of your house on Christmas Eve. That’s a clatter that will have you and the neighbours rushing to see what’s the matter.

For the last 4 years, Joe Malec and his team of roofers at London Eco-Roof have been replacing traditional shingled roofs with tough, durable and attractive steel and aluminum roofs. Fully guaranteed for 50 years – no matter how many people own the house during that time – metal roofs are vastly superior to traditional asphalt shingles in every way.

“People are tired of buying shingles rated for 20 or 35 years and being right back in the same place, needing to replace them, 7 or 12 years later,” says Malec. “Fifty per cent of the roofs we replace are leaking. It’s not just that water gets into the house, but it gets the insulation wet and eventually develops into mould. Once you have that, it’s very expansive to get rid of, and most people don’t even know they are breathing it every day.”

“Shingles just don’t stand up to the weather, “ he says. “We get hotter weather in the summer now and stronger storms year-round. Shingles just don’t last in that harsh environment, and that’s why so many people are switching to metal roofs.”

When steel roofs first were available, there were a bit like Model T Fords. You could have any colour so long as it was black. Today, London Eco-Roof offers 17 colours, some in steel and some in aluminum.  New for 2013 is Nova, a copper/gold aluminum colour that is already attracting orders.

“The range of colours is amazing, “ Malec says. “People think about the colour of their roofs now the same way they consider the colour of their front door or siding. It’s a design element of their home.”

Earlier this year, the company opened a showroom at 1682 Dundas St. Homeowners can go and see all the colours displayed to get an accurate idea of what their roofs might look like.

When Malec created the business, his goal was to provide steel roofs at an affordable cost, a price point that would make steel roofs a legitimate alternative for homeowners who normally would opt for asphalt shingles. Steel does cost a bit more than shingles, although over the course of their lifetime, they are much less expensive given how long they last.

Prices start at $4.80/square foot. London Eco-Roof has an exclusive arrangement with the TD Bank to provide “top secret savings,” as Malec likes to say. “We can help people get the financing they need to do their roof. That’s not a problem.”

In the last six years, Malec and his team have installed hundreds of roofs in and around London. Every roof they do serves as a referral because neighbours are always interested in what’s happening next door, how they can save over time on their own roofs.

“Word of mouth has been terrific for us, “ Malec says. “I want to thank all of our customers for telling their friends about us. We truly appreciate it and will continue providing the best products and service in London.”

Published in the London Free Press, Enterprise section on December 10, 2012