Questions to ask before you buy new metal roof

When thinking about your design and style preferences, and how will choosing the right
color and profile impact appearance of your home, ask yourself the following questions:

How do I know if I need a new roof?

The lifespan of a roof depends on the quality of installation and quality of the product. A
well-made and well-installed metal roof will not have to be replaced for many decades.
1. Roof age
2. Shingles are missing, curling, buckling & cracking, shingle tabs are cupped.
3. Compromised roof valleys
5. Water intrusion by chimney flashing
6. Shingle granules in the gutters
7.Bald spots where granules are missing.
8. Missing shingles, exposed plywood.

It is common to experience these problems if your roofing are over 10 years old.
Sometimes it is possible to repair small areas but replacing few shingles will only delay
the inevitable. At some point all the asphalt shingles will need to be replaced.
Is your home new or had your asphalt shingles replaced recently? Alarm bells should be
ringing, if you are experiencing these problems so soon, it is likely that the asphalt
shingles were of low quality, or they were not installed correctly. Typically asphalt roof
will last anywhere between 8 and 12 years or less before problems start occurring
Another reason to look at upgrading to better performing metal roofing would be to
improve the insulation value within your attic and home in general

What colour scheme will help set my home apart?

Most of the existing roofing is replaced like-for-like, and for many this means choosing
something similar to their existing color of the shingles. However metal roofing is
available in the large range of colours, and you are not limited. You choose from variety
of colors from Anthracite or Slate Grey., Black, Mocha and Chocolate brown, Colonial or
Wine Red, Terra Cotta, Copper metallic, Green even 'dual coloured' Anticado
If you need more help choosing a colour scheme for your metal roof, ask our sales
consultant for advice tailored to your property.

Should I go for a traditional or contemporary design?

It is your choice. Many people choose a traditional design to fit with their home's
appearance and/or surroundings, but in some circumstances modern, sleek profiles can
enhance the aesthetics of a property.
If you are undecided or totally stuck or need some advice, get in touch with designer or a
home improvement expert who can help you choose color or profile of the metal roofing
that suit your property.

Can installing new metal roof save money on energy bills?

One way to make your house more energy efficient is to upgrade to metal roofing. This
is achieved with metal roofing installation creating an air space between metal roofing
panel and the deck. Which achieves an airway beneath the roofing panels, thus
expelling hot air to the exterior trough the ridge venting, this ensures proper attic
ventilation, resulting in cooler attics and naturally cooler living spaces
Energy Efficiency

Metal roof can be reasonably expected to be some 50 to 60 degrees cooler than a
dark color asphalt shingles roof. Standard color palette fares well in Canadian
climate. It is best to choose a light color metal such as white, light bronze, beige,
peach, light green or blue, if you live in a region that has a lot of sun and a hotter

What gauge metal is best for residential roofing?

With metal, the higher the gauge number, the thinner the material. So, 29 gauge is
thinner than 26 gauge. For residential roofing, 29 gauge is the minimum
recommended, while 26 gauge is suitable for most applications. In areas with high
winds, incidence of hail or severe weather, 25 gauge is advisable.
Is it OK to put a metal roof over shingles?

Metal roofs can be installed over your existing roof without tearing off shingles, provided
local building codes allow it. Installing the new metal roofing over vertical and horizontal
strapping (1 x 3s or similar) will raise the metal and provide a ventilating air pocket
between layers,

How much does it cost to install a metal roof?
The average roofing installation price for a metal roof costs anywhere between $9,000
to $18,000 depending on the slope, pitch, and size of your roof. You can expect to pay
$6 to $8 per sq. foot or $600 to $800 per square installed on a standard sized single-
story home.
What kind of guarantee do the metal roofing come with?
Our steel roofs are designed for demanding Canadian climate and withstand years
and years of fluctuating conditions, from spring rains, summer heat to ice-cold
winter. All our steel roofing materials come with the automatic manufacturer
guaranty and our comprehensive "Iron Clad" lifetime, limited non-prorated
transferable warranty.
How do I know if a metal roofing company is any good?
Years of being in the busines and good reputation are good indicators of a good metal
roofing company. Ask to see examples of recent work, including customer testimonials and
installation pictures, to make sure they are confident with undertaking similar projects to
yours. It is also worth asking about the professional experience of the team. Does the
company have dedicated and experienced advisors, installers, and service & project

Do you install where I live?

Its always best to hire local company. Narrow down the list to companies who produce
product locally actively install in your area or they will refer you to their area
installers/dealers. This will not only save you time in your search, but you can be
confident that they have experience with similar house styles.

How long will the installation take?

Typically, you can expect to have your new metal roof installed about 4-8 weeks after
signing contract, but the wait time is different with every company. This can be due to a
variety of factors, including manufacturing complexity and arranging an installation, as
well as popularity of the company and seasonality. As long as the company is
responsive and communicates at every step of the process, it is the sign of a good
service and product.
Actual installation of metal roof takes approximately 2 to three days due to its
complexity & artisan Installation techniques.

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