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The Benefits of Using Metal Roofing Sheet

October 23, 2019

Metal roofing sheets are becoming more and more popular in Toronto. We all understand and know that it’s impossible to live in a roofless home in Canada. However, you need roofing sheets to install a proper roof. Roofing sheets are building materials made out of steel or metal, often coated with stone chips.

As important as roofing sheets are to a building project, we are not limited to just a single option. Roofing sheets exist in various types, which means you can choose based on your preferences. 

Metal roofing sheets are one of those options. It is an option that has received more popularity in Canada in recent times. This is due to its versatility and durability. In this article, we will talk about metal roofing sheets, the cost and benefits of using metal roofing sheets.

Related article: What Makes a Metal Roof Ideal?

 

 

What are metal roofing sheets?

A metal roof is a type of roofing sheet made from pieces of metal. This type of roofing sheet is known for its high resistance to water and heat. Metal roofing sheets have come a long way in the history of man and building projects. 

As far back as the 3rd-century, metal roofing sheet was used by the Romans. Not only were they used, but also for important structures and they lasted for a very long time.  

Metal roofs have been trusted for a very long time in history and in the present. In fact, it’s safe to say that metal roofing is a good and quality roofing material for every home in Canada.

 

Cost of metal roofing sheets

Earlier, we discussed that we have various types of roofing sheets that can be used for your buildings. We will, however, focus on metal roofing sheets. 

Before, discuss the cost of installing metal roofing sheets in Canada. It’s important to note that a number of factors determine the price of metal roofing sheets. These factors include:

  • Cost of labour
  • Design of panel
  • Finishing (coating)
  • Substrate metal
  • Design of roof and positioning 
  • Underlayment

All of these factors come together to determine the cost of metal roofing sheets. Usually, the price estimate of metal roofing sheets is calculated per square foot of the roofing portions. Metal roofing can also be grouped into types.

Economy metal roofing

This type of metal roofing sheet will cost you about $5 to $7 per square foot to install properly. 

Aluminum shingle and shake

Getting this roofing installed in your home will cost between $10 and $13 per square foot.

Standing seam metal roofing

In Canada, this will cost you about $15 per square foot. 

Exotic metal roofing

The cost of getting this done is about $18 to $25 per square foot.

Steel shingle and shake

Getting this installed will cost you $9 to $10 per square foot.

In the end, getting a metal roofing sheet installed on your property is not an expensive prospect. You should contact us today for your affordable and quality guaranteed metal roofing sheets!

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Benefits of metal roofing sheet 

The many benefits of a metal roofing sheet include:

It is durable

Metal is known to be a resilient and tough material, a great need for extreme weather conditions. Metal roofing sheets offer fire and wind resistance. They also last for a long time and prevent air and water leakage. Metal roofing sheets are also capable of withstanding up to 140 mph wind force. Basically, metal roofing sheets can take a beating and still stand the test of time.

It can be recycled

A metal roofing sheet consists of 25-35% recyclable materials and can equally be 100% recyclable by the end of its life. Metal roofing panels also provide energy efficiency throughout and beyond its composition. The sun does not have much effect on the roof because metal roofing systems are coated with infrared reflective finishes. Most times, when the sun’s infrared radiation is reflected on the roof, the roof surface temperature is always low. 

Built to last 

The life expectancy of a metal roofing sheet is about 60 years. Also, the service life of a commercial building is expected at about 60 years. This means that metal roofs do not require replacement over a very long period or decade. This equally benefits building owners and society by lowering the demand to produce replacement roofing systems.

Easy maintenance and affordability 

Metal roofing sheets can be purchased at a low cost. Therefore, it is straightforward to set up metal roofing for your home or business. Also, it can be maintained over the years easily. The cost of maintenance and replacement after ten years is not as high as using tile and shake roofs.

High fire resistance

Metals are known to have a very high melting point and not combustible. We can see traces of its usage in planes, cars, ships and even rockets. In hot and dry environments, they are a good investment. You can rest assured that your metal roofing sheets will not catch fire for any reason. 

Designs are beautiful 

Beauty defines and brings out the outstanding success of architecture in homes and buildings. Due to its flexibility, metal roofing sheets can be customized to any style and look you want. 

Architecture has paved the way for 20th-century homes and buildings. With metal sheets, you can achieve any aesthetic effect that you want. Due to the malleability of metal roofing sheets, metal roofs can be bent and shaped in near-impossible angles which are impossible with tiled roofs.

You can opt for a tiled effect, panelled effect, or a classical corrugated look. It all depends on your preferences. 

Wind and water resistance 

The structural arrangement of metal roofing sheets on buildings does not allow wind and water to have an adverse effect on your structure. This guarantees you a longer and stronger lifespan for the building itself.

Less weight on a structure is guaranteed 

Due to less pressure on the building, the structural integrity of your building is not disturbed. This is the major reason architects and engineers usually prefer metal roofing since they can maximize the design of the building without compromising on strength.

Related article: Waterproofing as Key to the Longevity of Your Structure

 

Final Note

A metal roofing sheet is a right answer to your roofing needs. It’s durable, reliable, beautiful, cost-effective and very affordable. We can help you select the right metal roofing sheet for your property. Contact us today! We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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