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Need a New Roof? Here’s Why Installing Metal Roofing Is a Great Idea

Residential roofing Barrie


Installing metal roofing is the only way to get off of the re-roofing merry-go-round. Tell me if this sounds familiar? You have a leak from your roof, its not the first time and you have recently replaced your asphalt shingles in the last 10 years.


This is every homeowner’s nightmare. You see a costly repair bill ahead or potentially a new roof altogether if things are really bad above. Where is the leak coming from? Are there more leaks? Is there another roof option to prevent this problem?


Keep reading for more information on how installing metal roofing could save you time and money on your home.



How Metal Roofs Work


Metal roofing is becoming increasingly popular with the continuing developments of the materials and finishes that are offered as options for the roof.


Here are a few of the materials that metal roofs are typically made from:

  • Steel: The sheets of steel are usually given a metallic coating and then a baked-on paint finish. The coating is used to prevent rust.
  • Aluminum: This is painted but does not require a coating.
  • Copper: This is not painted or coated due to its ability to weather the outdoor elements without corroding.


Using these materials, metal roofs can be stamped into many shapes to get the desired look. The panels lock together with a hidden fastener. The varied textures can bring an additional aesthetic to your home that it did not have with a shingled roof.



The Benefits of Installing Metal Roofing


Now that you know how metal roofs work, it is important to know the benefits of this type of roof:


  • Longevity: Metal roofs are expected to last between 50-70 years, which is a large contrast to the 15 to 18-year life of an asphalt roof.
  • Fire Resistant: The metal roofing is made of noncombustible material that will protect from sparks in an outdoor fire. This does not help with fires that start inside the home.
  • Lightweight: Compared to shingles, metal roofing materials weigh much less.
  • Good for Rain and Snow: The rain and snow will easily slide off a metal roof and the sun can help to melt the snow quicker as well. This decreases the chances that there will be leaks when the moisture is not building up on the roof.
  • Energy Efficient: The roof reflects solar heat instead of absorbing the heat into the attic area.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Metal roofs contain 25-95% recycled content and can be fully recycled at the end of their life. Shingles end up adding to building-related waste when they are disposed of.
  • Quick Installation: Metal roofing is easier to install because it uses large sheets that lock together. This will save you on labor costs and take less time overall to get a new roof.


We are happy to discuss any existing or potential problem areas with your roof. While metal roofs can be more costly, the benefits go a long way in the life of the roof and its ability to protect your home from weather elements.



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Please contact us for any questions about installing metal roofing as new roof or installing metal roofing over shingles.


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We offer free metal roofing estimates and our roofing experts can guide you to the best option for your home.

164 Innisfil Street, Unit 305
Barrie, ON, L4N 3E7
Phone: (705) 737-1142
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