Why an Increasing Amount of Homeowners Choose Steel Roofing Over Traditional Shingles
If you attend many of the Home and Garden shows which take place throughout the year in the National Capital Region or elsewhere in Canada, you might notice that many “green-thinking” architects are now designing incredible looking metal roofing not only for rural establishments… but for urban residences as well.
Indeed, metal roofing —which was once almost exclusively the domain of countryside architecture—is now part of the urban fabric for both new residences, as well as older homes well-suited to this type of design.
Curious to find out how steel roofing is stealing the show? Read on!
Metal Roofing: Double the Life of the Traditional Asphalt Shingle
While the initial cost of installing steel roofing is slightly higher than that of asphalt shingles, it is important to note that steel roofing has a significantly longer lifespan than other, more traditional roofing materials. Steel roofing can last up more than 50 years!
Furthermore, metal roofing today offers consumers an incredible array of styles to choose from in terms of the finished looks it can offer.
A Popular Choice for Environmentally-Consciences Homeowners
Another great aspect of choosing metal roofing is the fact that the materials used in the process are often recycled metal. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, cannot be re-purposed and will simply end up polluting landfills.
A Unique and Modern Twist for Your Home
For homeowners who put a lot of thought into making every aspect of their home unique, choosing metal roofing will definitely give your roof some serious curb appeal! Of course, let’s not forget that steel roofing is known to require less maintenance than traditional roofing materials: no cracking shingles with this option!
If maintaining your roof year after year is not high on your list of priorities, choosing a metal roof would make a great deal of sense.
When it comes to purchasing a home with a roof which needs to be completely redone, or whether you are planning on designing your own home from the ground up, a reputable roofing company should be able to provide you with a free estimate in order to make your decision an even wiser one.
When choosing roofers, it is always a good practice to ensure the company you are interested in hiring are members of a recognized association, such as the Better Business Bureau. With this information in mind, look-out for examples of metal roofing at your next Home and Garden show this year!