This article is designed to outline some of the many features and benefits of steel roofing.
Durable in Different Weather Conditions
Metal Roofing can be used in both commercial and residential roofing applications. Metal Roofing is utilized in a wide variety of climates because of its ability to with stand countless weather conditions. Metal roofing can withstand wind forces up to 120 miles per hour and resists damage from severe climate fluctuations due to its non porous structure.
Quality Metal Roofing Materials
Sheet metal and metal roofing products share many similarities they are both made from a metallic coated, high quality, sheet steel. These roofing products come pre-painted which offers corrosion protection while at the same time increasing the aesthetics of the product. Each component of the steel sheet (steel core, metallic coating, and organic coating) is important to the service life of the finished product. There are a range of steel properties and coatings available that provide flexibility in choosing the appropriate material to suit the anticipated environmental conditions and budget.
Choosing the Right Steel Roofing
Make sure the metal roofing you’re buying carries the right logo. The Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSSBI) logo identifies steel that will make the grade with the long-lasting performance you require.
As Canada’s foremost authority on sheet steel, the CSSBI is integral to the development and promotion of industry standards. Look for the CSSBI quality logo! It can only be found on products produced by CSSBI member manufacturers that adhere to strict standards for quality – often higher than what the industry requires. Get the label and get the peace of mind you need from steel roofing that’s designed and produced to deliver.
CSSBI member company steel roofing products must meet strict requirements for quality and performance and consist of hot dipped metallic coated sheet steel pre-finished with colours of proven durability and suitable for exterior exposure as delivered from the coil coater. Specifically, the CSSBI quality product label provides the assurance that these requirements are met or exceeded:
Steel Roofing Installation
Metal roofing is the foremost option among home owner’s associations for the flexibility of the product. A metal roofing system can be installed promptly, so there is less disruption to residents. Panels of steel roofing can be supplied as a continuous length from eave to ridge, so putting in place is rapid. It can be installed over existing asphalt and wood shake roofs, so there is no need for tear-off.
Style and Colors
There are numerous styles and colours of vertical rib, standing seam and tile steel roofing that complement any style home. The only trouble is deciding which one is best for your home.
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Metal Roof Sustainability
The total recycled content found in Canadian manufactured steel used for metal roofing is a bare minimum of 25% and can be larger than 95% depending on the steel making process. Both these standards stand for industry leading levels of recycled content. Steel is the world’s most recycled material, and in North America, over 70 million tonnes of steel are recycled or exported for recycling annually.
A steel roof can often be installed over your current roof, significantly reducing tear-off and disposal of old roofing material in landfills. Many consumers that are in the market for a new roof are unaware that applying a steel roofing system over their existing roof is actually a well practiced installation technique, with a proven track record. Most experts recommend going this route to save money and time, assist with home insulation issues, as well as reduce waste in land fills and reduce yard mess during the installation process.
Low grade asphalt shingle roofs can last only 10 to 20 years and then require replacement. Re-roofing generates approximately 11 million tonnes of waste in our land fills each year. REDUCE your contribution to global warming, by installing a new steel roof over your existing shingles. A steel roof includes RECYCLED content & can SAVE on ENERGY for the summer months. This adds up to reduced greenhouse emissions… remember to practice the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and we will all enjoy a greener country.
Metal Roof Longevity
The average roof life of a non-steel roof is 17 years: asphalt can require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years,or sooner. A steel roof offers unmatched durability lasting 2 to 3 times longer: as much as 40 to 60 years and beyond.
– Energy efficient
– Low maintenance
– Resistant to decay, discolouration and mildew
– Better resale value
The longevity of a metal roof creates a unique selling feature for any homeowner who is thinking about selling their home. In some cases people will be able to purchase a home and not have to think about roof replacement for 40 years.