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Having a professional metal roof contractor is key to install a metal roof correctly. Metal shingles should be installed using built-up 2 x 4 strapping to help with ventilation and breathability. If a metal roof isn’t installed properly by a metal roof contractor, it won’t stand the test of time. Proper installation also helps control any noise, as well as a well-insulated attic space. Metal Roofing can be installed over the existing shingles, eliminating waste, while saving you a lot of money on installation cost if you choose a reputable metal roof contractor. Our team ensures the best and have qualified installers throughout Canada. Our revolutionary roofing system will ensure your peace of mind, and solve your roofing needs for good.

One of the biggest advantages of the roofing metal is the multitude of design options. You pick your base material, a profile and your colour—white reflects the most sun, which helps keep the house cool. And many styles resemble traditional roofing material, like asphalt shingles, clay, Spanish, mission or Victorian tiles, slate, shakes and panels, all while providing the benefits of roofing metal. Roofing metal comes in a variety of sizes, as the thickness of a metal shingle has a direct impact on how long it lasts and how long it will keep its form. The higher the gauge—which is usually between 24- to 29-gauge—the thinner the metal, and the lower the price tag. So don’t let price be your main concern. If you’re going to make an investment, make it right and don’t cheap out on a higher gauge.

Roofing failures occur unless roofing metal is designed with the natural and normal metal expansion and contraction process in mind. Expansion and contraction happen between night-time and daytime. This can stress the fastener.

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A metal roof will cost 2-3 times more than an asphalt roof, but it will last at least three times as long, saving the homeowner from spending countless money on new roofing. It’s a smart investment, especially if the homeowner is planning on living in the home for many years. Not all metal roofing materials are the same, and installation techniques for new roofing are critical when it comes to your metal roof’s performance and longevity. Homeowners must research manufacturers and their products, including their testing and standards. We have made it our duty to do this research and provide our customers with the best possible scenario when finalizing choices for new roofing. 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.

Steel and aluminium panels can be used in both new construction and re-roofing applications. Basic steps to installing a new roofing include preparing the existing roof for a new install. Once the roof deck is prepared, covered with vapour permeable membrane and wood strapping; the starting flashing, inside hip, gables and valleys are installed first. Next the custom cut steel panels are fastened to wood strapping. The outside gable, wall flashing, ridge caps, end caps and snow guards are installed last. This allows for a proper watertight seal and prepares your roof for all four seasons.

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