Everybody wants a roof that adds a sophisticated look to their house. A metal roof on a new construction gives the building a unique combination of strength, uniqueness, and style while at the same time blending in with the neighborhood. Metal roofing transforms the dull and monotonous appearance of an old building into a stylish, bright new look.
At Top Metal Roofs, we can deliver this kind of transformation to your building. If you require new or replacement metal roofing, North York is one of our service areas.
Top Metal Roofs is a roofing company that provides metal/steel roofing solutions in Ontario. We install metal roofing on both commercial and residential buildings. We are passionate about quality metal roofing, and we aim at providing roofing solutions that match our clients’ needs.
We serve clientele from North York and all locations within 80 kilometers from Toronto. We provide metal roofing services in Burlington, Mississauga, Newmarket, Etobicoke, Brampton, and Ajax. We also serve Oakville, Vaughan, Pickering, Scarborough, and Hamilton.
Call us for inquiries about metal/steel roofing services at 647-470-7161. You can also get a price quote for your metal roofing project.
Why Choose a Metal Roof
Traditionally, asphalt shingles have been the most common roofing materials. The shingles usually wear out due to extreme weather and exposure to different climatic conditions. Though they are cheap and readily available, asphalt shingles do not provide the kind of protection necessary for the structure to remain stable. The shingles break and ruin the appearance of the roof. These features make asphalt shingles inferior compared to metal.
Metal is becoming increasingly popular as a roofing material. It possesses several features that make it the ideal choice of roofing material, especially in areas that experience unpredictable weather patterns.
The features include:
- Durability and longevity without need for routine maintenance, repair, or replacement.
- High resistance to fire because the metal is non-combustible.
- Energy efficiency and lower heating and cooling costs.
- Versatility: A wide range of roof designs such as low pitch, rounded outlines, and intricate arches.
- Exceptional lightweight: New metal roofing can be placed over an existing roof.
- Environmental sustainability owing to the high content of recycled material in the metal and the ability of the metal to be fully reused later. Metal is also ideal for tapping solar energy through solar panels and harvesting rainwater.
- Hard and slippery panels which make snow and rain to shed off completely, thereby eliminating the formation of ice dams which can cause leakage.
- Metal is available in a wide range of materials, shapes, colors, and finishes.
- Metal resists the growth of mildew, moss, and fungus.
- Resistance to pests, rodents and wild animals
- Reliability when used to cover flashings, transitions, and dead valleys.
- Metal maintains consistency in style and color over a long period.
Metal Roofing Styles
Metal roofing is available in a variety of profiles that bring out a timeless elegance. You can choose any of the numerous metal roofing styles to bring out the best option, both aesthetically and functionally.
The available metal roofing styles include:
Metal shingles are made of steel, aluminum or copper but resemble the natural, uniform and smooth look of slate tiles. They add beauty without being conspicuous, and they provide outstanding protection and performance. They are a great option because of their durability and look of natural patterns of wood grain. Metal shingles cost less than real slate. They are also available in various shapes that give your home a classic look. The shingles also have a reflective coating that reflects solar heat and keeps your home cooler.
Regular roofing tiles are fragile, heavy, and expensive to maintain. Metal tiles are curved like classic tiles but have the lightness and strength of steel with a stone coating. They often come in large sheets with a variety of feels and appearances. They have a distinctive look of either a smooth, embossed finish or pebble in many color options to suit your preferences.
Metal shakes are made to recreate the natural look of authentic hand-split wood shakes. They provide you with a unique look that does not need routine maintenance. The aluminum, interlocking panels, and concealed fastening make metal shakes strong enough to withstand extreme weather conditions.
These panels provide a unique, modern look that suits all styles of building. Your roof dimensions will determine your choice of standing seam. Residential roofs are often smaller. Therefore, you will use smaller panels for your home. Standing seam panels have a series of flashings to make the panels watertight and eliminate installation errors. However, the panels must be customized to individual roofs.
This type of roofing is the cheapest style of metal roofing. The sheets are made from galvalume or galvanized steel and is easy to install. Sheet roofing is manufactured in form of large panels of various widths and lengths. You can install sheet roofing with or without a paint coating. You can leave the sheets without paint to give the roof an antique look. Often, lower quality coatings are used because sheet roofing is cheap and does not perform well functionally and aesthetically.
Frequently Asked Questions About Metal Roofing
Will metal roofing complement my style and that of the neighborhood?
Contemporary metal roofing is designed to resemble natural roofing materials like asphalt shingles, clay tiles, slate, and cedar shake, but with the added advantage of strength and durability. Metal roofing is also available in a variety of styles, patterns, and colors that blend with your neighborhood and match your style.
Can metal roofing withstand inclement weather?
Metal can withstand lengthy exposure to harsh weather such as heavy snow and hailstones. Also, metal has an uplift resistance rating of 140-mph, a rating higher than the minimum standard required by the building code. The classification means that metal roofing can withstand winds traveling at a speed of 140 mph. When planning for weather resistant roofing, North York roofs should be metal because the area experiences inclement weather.
In areas that are prone to heavy snowing, metal is ideal because it sheds snow faster, which protects the roofing structure. Additionally, metal is noncombustible and protects your home from wildfires.
How durable will my metal roof be compared to asphalt or wood shingles?
Different types of conventional roofing materials experience various problems due to exposure to weather. Asphalt roofs last for between 12 – 20 years, but they can last a shorter time depending on the pitch of your roof and the climate. Asphalt shingles also start disintegrating as soon as they are exposed to the weather.
Concrete tiles warp and crack due to exposure to the cycle of freezing and thawing. Wood and shake shingles roofing have to be replaced after 20 years. Compared to regular roofs, metal lasts two or three times longer. Metal does not decay, and it remains durable and good looking for decades. Metal roofs can last for up to 70 years because it does not undergo wear and tear due to climatic conditions.
Is metal roofing noisier in bad weather?
When it is raining, or there is a hailstorm, metal is not different from other materials such as asphalt, cedar shake, tile, and slate. Regular insulation in the attic and an underlayment installed under the roof absorb most of the noise.
Is metal extra-heavy for some structures or sizes of homes?
Metal weighs 75% less than concrete tile, fiber cement shake, and slate, and 50% less than asphalt shingle. Weight exerted on the structure is never a concern if your roof is metal.
Is metal roofing eco-friendly?
Metal is manufactured using about 25% of recycled material, and 100% of the metal is recyclable after the metal roof has exhausted its lifespan. Also, you can install a metal roof over an old roof which reduces wastage of shingles.
Does metal roofing cost more than regular roofing?
Metal roofs are superior home products. Therefore, the cost of a new roof may be two or three times above regular asphalt shingles. Metal roofs prices are similar to rates of tile roofing or cedar shake. It may even cost you less if your old roof is made of slate. Also, metal roofs have a warranty for 30-50 years. They reduce energy costs and increase the resale value of your home. Additionally, you never need to maintain or repair your metal roof.
Can I get the products’ catalog and samples?
You can visit the roofing image gallery section on our website and view the available styles, colors, and materials. You can also contact a roofing expert from Top Metal Roofs to discuss the best option for you.
Can I get a cost estimate?
You can use our roofing cost calculator to get your metal roofing estimates. However, you can only get an accurate estimate after an expert has assessed your roof to establish the style, shape, and pitch of your roof. Additional factors such as valleys, hips, storage, and staging areas, will affect the cost.
Talk to a Metal Roofing Consultant Near Me
Metal is known as the forever roof because it is the most durable among all roofing materials. Investing in a metal roof is worthwhile because once the roof is installed, there are no maintenance expenses. Call our expert team at 647-470-7161 or send an email for an accurate cost estimate. For your projects that need roofing, North York is home to many of our clients. You too can be among them. We will install a quality metal roof that will last a lifetime.