SHINGLE ALL THE WAY WITH METAL SHINGLES FROM COPPERWORKS CANADA
Take a drive around some of the GTA's more upscale areas. Keep an eye on the roofs of houses as you pass them by. You may start to notice a new trend. Metal shingles
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w type of roofing is fast becoming a popular choice in Toronto's most affluent communities. And, now it is available to anyone looking to upgrade the look of their home and become the talk of the neighbourhood. But first, let us look at the pros and cons of using metal shingles and see how they compare to those of composition shingles.
What You Think You Know About Metal Roofing But Is Probably Untrue.
is arguably the most important component of your home. It is the shield that protects the house from such weather elements as rain, snow, hail, and even wind. So, when faced with the decision to replace your roof, you should consider installing one that is strong, durable, and can withstand everything that is thrown at it, literally. Have you ever thought about using metal shingles but hesitated because you think they don't offer as much value and protection as composition shingle roofs? Here are a few facts about metal that you probably weren't aware of:
Metal is durable, lasting 2 to 3 times longer than other materials used to build roofs.
Metal is inexpensive, and although a metal roof costs more at installation, it ends up paying for itself over time since it requires less maintenance, and costs less to service on average.
Metal is energy-efficient, reflecting the sun's rays with its shiny surface, thus lowering heat absorption by the house, which ultimately translates into energy savings and cooler summers.
Composition or Metal Shingles? You Be The Judge.
Although commonly referred to as asphalt shingles, composition shingles are in fact made of fiberglass at the core and have an asphalt/crushed rock coating. The benefits of using fiberglass is that it provides flexibility to the shingle (that's why you can often bend it with relative ease), whereas the asphalt exterior is weather resistant, thus allowing the shingle to withstand the elements.
Overall, asphalt shingles have a lifespan ranging anywhere from 10 years to 30 years, depending on their quality. This affects their price, but in general, composition shingles are considered relatively cheap. On the downside, composition shingles are vulnerable to moss and algae growth. In addition, they can wear out quickly in harsher weather conditions and may even blow off in high winds as they are very lightweight.
On the flipside, metal roofs can last up to fifty years or longer, and are a good investment for people who live in areas that deal with extremely windy conditions. They are also fire proof which affords the home an extra measure of protection should a fire break out outside of the house. This added safety factor can spell a lower home insurance premium.
Ultimately, everyone has different factors to take into consideration when determining what type of roof to go with such as budgetary constraints and the duration of living in the home. A metal roof may not always suit your needs or fulfil them adequately. But if you plan on spending the next 2 or 3 decades under the same roof, and can afford the initial investment, a metal shingle roof would be your best bet.
Like What You've Heard About Metal Shingles So Far? Get Them Installed Today!
offers you a wide variety of metal roofs to choose from. They come in different, shapes, sizes, and designs. The one thing that they all have in common is their premium quality. Don't let our name fool you! We offer several types of metals such as lead coated copper, pre-patina copper, zinc, pre-finished steel, and pre-finished aluminum. So contact us today to choose the metal shingle roof that's right for your home.
If you are interested in installing a new metal shingle roof for your home, please visit us at our main site http://www.copperworkscanada.com/
or call us at 905-831-6434.