Steel Roofing

The Benefits of Steel Roofing

More homeowners and businesses are switching to metal roofs than ever before. One of the most common types of metal roofs is sheet steel roofing. This means that the screw heads are exposed, and roofing comes in sheets of custom length up to 40′. If you are in need of a new roof on your residential or commercial property, you may be wondering what the benefits of installing a steel roof are, and whether installing one is right for you. Keep on reading to learn more about the benefits associated with this type of roof.

Did you know that in many cases a new steel roof can be installed over existing asphalt shingles? If your asphalt shingles have reached the end of their lifespan, more often than not they do not need to be removed and can stay in place, thus reducing the strain on our landfills. We at Manitoulin Timber Frames install a solid strapping framework over your existing shingles and install new steel roof on top of that.

One of the biggest benefits associated with steel roofing is that it is long-lasting. Steel roofing can last upwards of 50 years when it is properly installed. The supplier we use at Manitoulin Timber Frames offers a 40-year warranty on the paint of the steel panels alone. We also provide a written no-leak guarantee on all roofs we install. The main reason we are so confident in our work is that we do not cut corners and pay utmost attention to the tiniest waterproofing details. Water is very good at finding openings, and we at Manitoulin Timber Frames always keep this fact of life in mind.

Another benefit associated with metal roofing is its fire resistant rating. A steel roof has one of the highest fire ratings on the market, which can help protect your family in the event a spark from fireworks or from a bonfire hits your roof. A steel roof is also 100% recyclable when it reaches the end of its lifespan, making it a green building material. Finally, steel roofing comes in a variety of styles. It can come in panels, shingles or be designed to look like shakes or even Mediterranean clay tiles! It can be coloured in numerous hues, ensuring it matches the style of your existing home or building.

If you are looking to learn more about steel roofing, including whether it is the right material to install on your home or building, Manitoulin Timber Frames can help you. Let us help you with all of your steel roofing needs, including installation, maintenance, and repairs. Reach out to us now to learn more.

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