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Metal Roofing

Many people tend to think of metal roofing as a thing of the past, now restricted to use on sheds and outbuildings alone. This, however, is not at all the case. Metal roofing can offer both a classic and a modern appearance and comes in a wide variety of colors. Odds are there are metal roofs in your neighborhood that you have simply overlooked as they don’t stand out too much from the other materials next door.

Metal Roofing

If you are putting a roof on a newly constructed home or making a major overhaul on your existing roof, metal roofing is a good option to consider. If you are doing a major remodel, metal roofing materials may even be your easiest option. A metal roof can often be installed directly over top of an existing roof without the need for tearing off the old wood or asphalt material.

Benefits of Metal Roofing

Metal roofs offer impressive longevity, with lifespans of forty to seventy years depending on the exact material in question. This is more than twice the expected lifespan of more common asphalt roofing materials. They are also quite durable, withstanding high winds and pounding rain.

Metal roofing materials are also not susceptible to rot, pests, or mildew like many other roofing materials. High-quality metal roofs will not crack or rust, and may even withstand some significant impact. They rarely require repairs and keep a shiny appearance for quite a long time, making them an excellent aesthetic and practical investment.

For homeowners in areas of high fire risk, metal offers a non-flammable roofing option that can help put worried minds at ease. Another benefit to those in hot areas is the energy efficiency provided, with metal roofing reflecting the heat of the sun’s rays, reducing the cost of air conditioning.

For cold weather areas, particularly snow country, metal roofs in dark colors can be an excellent option. They are lightweight and fire resistant in summer, and their dark hue will warm in the sun and help melt the snow that has accumulated.

Metal Roofing

They are also excellent for the environmentally minded, with most metal roofs made of a high percentage of recycled materials and all metal roofs being fully recyclable at the end of their lifespan. Metal roofs are also amenable to a wide range of roof pitches, not requiring a steep incline to keep water off of the house. A pitch as low as three inches per foot is plenty for most metal roofing materials.

Drawbacks of Metal Roofing

Despite their many accolades, metal roofs do have some drawbacks. One of the first major concerns for many homeowners considering metal roofing is the upfront cost of materials and installation. Metal roofs can cost twice or even three times as expensive as other, more traditional roofing materials, though their pricing does tend to be on par with other premium materials. On average, metal roofing costs somewhere between $150 and $600 per 100 square feet.

The cost of a metal roof does add up, especially if you have a large roof space, but this higher cost is generously overcome by the impressively long lifespan of the material. Metal roofing is well worth the investment if you are planning to live in your house for some time to come, relishing the benefits of longevity. If you are planning to move out of your home within the next few years, you are unlikely to see a return on investment and metal roofing may not be the most financially sound choice for your home.

Another of metal roofing’s major drawbacks is its level of noise. During a rainstorm or hailstorm, it can stir up quite the cacophony. The noise level can be taken care of by adding extra insulation during the installation of the roof, but this can add to the initial cost of the roof, which is often already fairly high. Some metal roofs made of softer materials tend to be susceptible to denting, just as a car might be. Heavy hailstorms are the only significant threat to a metal roof in this way.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing panels also expand and contract during different weather patterns and temperatures. If the panels have not been properly installed in a way that allows the metal to expand and contract without damage, they may see loosening which can lead to leaks and subsequent repairs. If repairs are required, it can be difficult to find an exact color match, as metal tends to be a fairly variable material in its appearance. Lower quality metals also tend to rust or crack, so you will want to be careful about who you work with and the materials that you use throughout the process.

The Bottom Line

If you choose to install metal roofing, you are sure to be pleased with the material’s beautiful appearance and remarkable longevity. With metal roofing, you are able to choose from a variety of metal materials, including copper, zinc, tin, and galvanized steel. Each of these materials has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and our team here at Calgary Roofing is more than glad to discuss them with you.

All of the materials that we work with, whatever they may be, are of the highest quality and have been tested and labeled by quality assurance agencies such as UL and FM Global. Throughout the building process, we make sure to coordinate with local building departments and adhere to all codes and regulations in the area. With us, you will never need to worry about the legality and safety of your new roof.

Siding in Calgary has many years of experience installing metal roofing and we are always careful in our installation. With us, you can rest assured that your metal roof will last as it is meant to and that a beautiful new metal roof will be well worth your financial investment. Pick up the phone and give us a call if you have any questions about metal roofing or roofing in general. We are always happy to chat!

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Our testimonials

"Quick installation for historic home at sound investment"

We have an old, historic home that was built before the turn of the century. It is a good house with solid bones but has needed a lot of work over the years. I knew that we needed a new roof and that I wanted to make a sound investment that also preserved the historic appearance of the home.

I called up Calgary Siding and talked with them about the different options. They sent a contractor out to my house and took a look at the different colors and the building style before making a recommendation. I did some of my own research and found that the product they had recommended had an excellent reputation and would match well with the appearance of our home.

We set up a day for the very next week when they could come out and start the process. Our old roof was gone and our new roof installed within just a few days. It all looks beautiful and we haven’t had a bit of trouble with it at all.

Glenn R.

"Excellent job! Impressed with the customer service"

My family and I decided to build our new home from scratch. It has always been a dream of ours to create something unique and beautiful and perfect for our family of six. Throughout the process, I got a pretty good handle on the construction business and worked with a lot of different experts and contractors.

I was so impressed with the customer service that I received from everyone that I talked to. They were always happy to answer my questions—and I sure had a lot of them! The roof was really important to me because it felt like the thing that would best protect our investment in this new home, standing between us and the weather.

We went over all of our options and decided on a tile roof to match the style of the house. They were at our house and working away in no time, and they did an excellent job!

Jenna M.

"Happy with the match of roofing material and color"

My house has a metal roof and I love it. One of the only issues with a metal roof is the fact that it can be rather difficult to repair. When one of our panels got a sizeable dent, I was pretty worried that we wouldn’t be able to repair it without it being quite obvious.

I called up the company and expressed my concerns about the roof and asked whether or not they would be able to match the color of our existing roofing panels. They sent one of their contractors out to my house to take a look. He brought some samples with him and we compared them to the material that was already on the roof of my home.

The fourth or fifth metal that he brought was a near-perfect match and I was so relieved. The very next day he was back with a couple of guys and they replaced the dented panel. It was a bit shinier than the rest at first, but now you can’t even tell!

Lamar G.

"Pleased with customer service and fair pricing"

Everyone that I met from the company was kind and courteous, and our team of roofers got the job done quickly. My new roof looks beautiful! My wife and I bought a fixer-upper that hadn’t gotten a new roof in far too long, and I was worried that parts of the wood beneath the shingles would be too far gone. The team ripped off the old roofing in no time and then consulted with the two of us.

There were some boards that had to be replaced, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had feared. We agreed on a new method and went right on ahead. They were very fair in their pricing for the additional trouble of replacing the wood, and I was quite pleased with their customer service throughout. They are a great team of locals and I really recommend them.

Taylor D.