Lasts For 40+ Years & Gives Your Building Unique Character
Metal roofs are the underdogs of the industry.
While primarily used as barn roofs, they now come in such a high variety of styles and colours that they are now champions of the roofing industry.
The 6 Benefits To Metal Roofs
Are you leaning towards a metal roof, but don’t have enough information yet? Here are some benefits a metal roof gives you:
Metal roofs last, on average, 40-50 years. That’s substantially longer than other types!
2. Very Wind Resistant
Since metal roofs are made up of larger pieces, high-intensity winds don’t have as much grip.
3. Resistant To Fire
Metal roofs aren’t combustible like some other materials, so rest easy knowing your roof won’t burst into flames anytime soon.
4. Lasts Longer
Metal is lighter weight than some other types of roofs, such as shingles. This means your building’s structure isn’t affected as much, and will last longer.
5. Huge Colour Selection
6. Enhanced Curb Appeal
You read that right! Metal roofs are no longer hideous. They’re actually pretty sharp now, and increase your building’s curb appeal…which in turn raises its resale value.
Wondering Where We Get Our Metal?
Whenever we have a metal roofing project, we receive our material from Westform Metals, Inc, which is a local business right here in Chilliwack.
Westform has been in business for 30+ years, and is family-run and committed to providing quality metal. Their steel is:
- Cut to length in-house
- Available in 30 different colors
The metal we use for your roof is Westform’s Prolok 12”and 16”. These panels boast:
- Concealed Fastening Systems – when screws aren’t hidden, your roof requires more maintenance. Prolok panels are far less likely to lose any screws since they’re tucked away with their Concealed Fastening Systems.
- Great Shadow Lines – these lines enhance a building’s aesthetic, which improve your curb appeal or overall image to the public. Not bad!
When A Metal Roof Isn’t For You
While metal is the rising star of the roofing industry, you still need to know when it isn’t for you. It’s important for you to be familiar with both sides of the coin.
Here’s when metal roofs aren’t for you:
1. You Don’t Like Loud Storms
Many love the sound of rain. However, there are just as many who don’t. If you’re the type of person who appreciates NOT hearing the patter of rain, you may not want a metal roof.
BUT! This problem is solved if you installing over a solid substrate (for example plywood sheeting with open strapping).
2. Your Budget Doesn’t Cover It
Metal, sadly enough, is pricier than other materials. Though you do save in the long run (metal lasts for a long time and doesn’t require a ton of seasonal maintenance), the upfront cost can seem like a lot.
Although metal roofing is more costly in the beginning, it is a great long-term investment. You may also want to research our fibreglass shingle options.