Since 1981, Century Roofing Ltd. has provided local residents with durable and aesthetically pleasing roofing solutions, including metal roofing. The benefits offered by today’s metal roofs allow homeowners to upgrade their homes with products of lasting value. Metal beats out conventional roofing materials on a number of different counts.
Roofing made of metal, such as copper or zinc, was frequently seen on buildings in the late 1700s. Today, a contemporary metal roof on a home can improve that home’s resale value by 1 to 6 percent when compared with an asphalt-shingled home. There are other benefits as well.
First, metal roofing is a green alternative. Often made of recycled materials, metal reflects radiant heat from the sun, minimizing midday heat gain and decreasing the need for air conditioning during the day. A 1985 study reported that homeowners saved up to 20 percent on their heating bills using metal over other more traditional styles of roofing.
Metal roofing materials come in multiple-shingle sections or in 30- to 90-cm-wide panels that our accomplished Century Roofing Ltd. professionals can install quickly. Most metal roofing materials can be installed on gently pitched roofs without presenting a leaking potential.
Because the metal sheets are lightweight, they can be installed directly over your existing shingles, eliminating the need to dispose of them and saving space in the landfill. Most varieties run from 50 to 150 pounds per square – saving you additional expenses on engineering and building the supporting structure.
Metal is also resistant to mildew, insects, and rot. Metal roofing is fire resistant with a Class A fire rating (the most resistant, however, metal roofs applied over a combustible material such as wood shingles have a lower, Class C rating).
Properly installed, a metal roof should last as long as the house, sealing out water, surviving high winds, and easily shedding snow. Roofing industry experts say that the 20 to 50 year warranty most metal roofs carry is fairly conservative, with paint finishes typically offering a 30-year limited warranty.
Metal Roofing in Calgary
If you would like to learn more about metal roofing in Calgary, give us a call at 403-235-5457. With an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, Century Roofing Ltd. is your local Calgary roofer you can trust. We’ll happily answer any questions or provide you with a free roofing estimate.