Our goal is to make sure that you are well informed about the facts necessary to ensure that you purchase the best and most reliable metal roofing system for your home. More and more properties around the GTA are making the necessary upgrade from the outdated and ineffective asphalt roof option. In this post, we discuss the benefits of metal roofing and why you should choose it for your home.
Metal roofing systems in both light and dark colours reflects heat effectively to reduce cooling loads in the summer and insulate homes in the winter. The secret to the increase in energy savings is in the variety of metal roofing material finishes. For example, a highly reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated metal roof is optimal for reducing energy consumption. Installing a metal roof can also help the environment since asphalt shingles contribute to over 20 billion pounds of annual waste landfills annually. On the plus side, metal roofs can be installed over existing shingles, eliminating the cost and eco-impact of tear-off and disposal.
Longevity is another reason why people choose steel roofing systems for their home. Metal roofs can last as long as 50 years, requiring very little maintenance and looking beautiful all the while. They also have a much lower life cycle cost than asphalt shingles since you never have to replace a metal roof.
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To preserve the pristine look of your metal roofing systems and the reliability it provides, it may be necessary to conduct brief inspections and occasional maintenance.
First, keep your metal roof free of trees and long branches since they may cause damage to the coating material.
Second, prevent the accumulation of water or leaves by using a brush or a leaf blower to clear the debris off the roofing system. You should clean your roof at least once a year to keep it in good condition.
Third, remember that steel roofing systems are relatively thin so too much weight can cause dents to the metal tiles. If you need to walk on the roof, try to walk over areas that are supported by joints in order to mitigate potential damages.
Fourth, do not let different metals touch each other since some metals can cause chemical reactions which may lead to corrosion. An important metal combination to be aware of is galvanized steel and copper.
And finally, conduct a regular inspection of the seals on your metal roofing system. Check to ensure that the seals are free of rust and corrosion, especially after a heavy rain or snow storm.