Steel roofing is one of the most popular roofing systems in Toronto, especially for commercial properties. It’s relatively cheap, easy to install, durable, and offers high levels of protection and energy efficiency. The abundance of types and designs allows everyone to choose the perfect kind of steel roof for their property. In fact, there are some so aesthetically appealing kinds of this material available today that this system is slowly gaining popularity as a residential roofing solution.
We at Royal Roofing Inc. will be happy to help you choose, install, and maintain any kind of steel roof you like. We will provide you with quotes based on different materials and system configurations so that you can pick the one that fits your budget.
Steel Roofing Types
Nowadays, contractors offer a variety of steel roofing types. Many of them are designed to imitate other popular roofing materials. As steel is extremely durable, these solutions often make a wonderful alternative to more expensive options.
There are two major steel roofing types that you should consider:
- Panel roofing.
This system is best for industrial properties. Panels are made from large sheets of metal and come in a variety of profiles, including corrugated panels that can look rather fetching and make even a barn more aesthetically appealing. Panels are fixed with screws and make a great choice for a flat roof. Some of the options look so nice that they can be installed in homes.
- Shingle-style roofing.
This type of steel roofing system is very different from panels. Steel shingles are coated with various solutions to increase their resemblance to clay tiles, natural slate, and other popular roofing types. This option is more expensive than steel panels, but more affordable than the materials the shingles imitate.
Standing seam roofing.
A standing seam steel roof is extremely durable and makes a great option for residential roofing. This solution is best for complex constructions, but you should be aware of the fact that the installation costs will go up depending on the system’s design.
Stainless Steel Roofing
Stainless steel is a premium-grade material when compared to regular steel, so the cost of this roofing system is sure to be higher. It’s biggest advantages are increased durability and weather resistance. This material is impervious to rust, so maintaining it will be easier.
If stainless steel is out of your price range at the moment, you can consider galvanized steel roofing. Zinc coating on the material protects it from rusting, and the cost of this solution is much lower. However, it offers high levels of weather resistance and durability.
Cost and Other Important Considerations
Steel roof cost is an important factor you will need to take into account when deciding whether you should install this type of system. We understand that price always matters greatly during the construction of a new building. This is why we offer some budget steel roofing solutions. Our team of experts will assess the construction site and talk to your architect in order to develop the most cost-efficient steel roofing system for this project.
If you want to replace an existing roof, steel roofing might be the best choice. In many cases, installing a steel construction over the older one allows to cut down on both material and labor costs while increasing the energy efficiency of the roof. The old system performs like an additional layer of insulation and will help you cut down your monthly energy bills, especially during the cold winters Ontario, and Canada in general, are famous for.
Remember that professionalism and certification are the most important factors to take into account when you are looking for steel roofing companies. Our highly qualified technicians undergo specialized training and are authorized to install and repair any type of steel roofing materials from the leading manufacturers.
Steel roofing offers a wide range of benefits, as it is durable, resistant to puncturing, heat and fire and is weather tight, as well as environmentally friendly. Under normal conditions, steel roofs are virtually indestructible, as they resist cracking, peeling, chipping and perforating. A 50 year manufacturer warranty, covering material defects and corrosion accompanies steel roofing systems. The proper installation of a steel shingle roof can ensure that you never have to install a new one again!
The innovations in steel roofing have practically excluded the possibility of rust and corrosions. Moreover, their durability offers the highest ratings for resistance to fire, wind and impacts. This roofing system also offers a high level of sustainability, as it even meets all the criteria for recyclability.
Metal roofing offers a wide array of design options, so it is guaranteed to appeal to homeowners with even the most particular preferences. Royal Roofing Inc provides traditional, contemporary and vintage steel roofing styles, and ensures to present you with a variety of finish and colour choices.
Green Steel Roofing in Canada
Steel roofing is an environmentally friendly material. It is sustainable and delivers incredible energy efficiency. Moreover, steel roofing is recyclable and requires very little maintenance.
The costs of Steel Roofing Maintenance
Steel roofing systems require the least maintenance out of all the other options available on the market. As such, installing a steel roof saves you an incredible amount of money in the long run. Considering all the benefits of steel roofing, such as energy efficiency, lower insurance, increased home resale value and tax benefits the return on your investment will be quite fast.
The reflective properties of steel roofing help increase the energy efficiency of your home, as the solar rays bounce off of the metal surface, keeping your attic cooler and thus lowering the cooling costs of your house. Moreover, choosing to paint residential steel roofing with a highly reflective paint s can decrease the cooling costs of a house by 40% in comparison to typical asphalt shingle roofing.
Steel Roofing Types
There are two main types of residential steel roofing; shingles and standing-seam. The installation of steel shingle roofing is similar to that of asphalt shingle roofs, natural slate or cedar shake roofs. Also, a variety of cool-roof rated stylistic and colour options are available for steel roofs. A four way interlocking shingle design offered by steel roofing equips it with top of the line reliability, which allows it to withstand hurricane winds of up to 110 miles per hour. Moreover, a combination coating of a zinc and aluminum alloy helps protect steel roofing shingles from oxidation and rust. Finally, Royal Roofing Inc uses the highest quality painting materials as a finish, which ensures that your roof reflects solar heat and helps keep any building cool, reducing the cooling costs as a result.