Has your roof become problematic and it needs repair or replacement? Are you in need of a steel roof but you are concerned about steel roofing costs? Before you think about the figures, it is essential to note that the initial cost may seem high, but the benefits will ultimately make up for the initial costs.
It is, therefore, crucial to engage the services of a metal roofing professional who provides top-notch services at the best steel roofing prices.
About Top Metal Roofs
We have the reputation of being the leading experts in metal roofing for all types of residential and business installations. We serve clientele living in areas lying 80 kilometres around Toronto. Our locations include Toronto, Pickering, Ajax, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Newmarket, and North York. We also serve Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Vaughan, Brampton and Mississauga.
Do you intend to install or repair a steel or metal roof? Contact us for pricing quotations at 647-470-7161
Why Steel Roofs Are Our Preferred Choice
The weather in Toronto is harsh and erratic. The weather patterns change irregularly between freezing winters and scorching summers. With exposure to such extreme weather conditions, your home must have a dependable roof structure to safeguard you and your property from damage by the elements.
A roof protects you and your property from rain, cold weather, UV rays and allergens. An old or broken-down roof will compromise the structural integrity of your building. To ensure that your family is comfortable and safe, you need to pay special attention to your roof.
For decades, asphalt shingles have been used to construct roofs. The shingles are readily available and cheap, but they offer little protection from severe weather. Asphalt shingles easily damage under inclement weather as well as general wearing out caused by climatic conditions.
Top Metal Roofs presents a superior, reliable, and durable solution to the limitations experienced with asphalt roofing. Metal roofs look better, and they maintain your home’s aesthetics. On the contrary, broken, uneven shingles remain an eye-sore until you repair them. Metal roofs guarantee lifelong protection because they last for about 50 or more years. You, therefore, do not have to plan for replacement, repairs or maintenance after the first installation.
Get Your Steel Roofing Pricing Estimates Using our Cost Calculator
As you plan to install your metal roof, Top Metal Roofs has an online roofing calculator to help you get estimated quotes of steel roofing prices. The 3-step calculator only requires you to enter three sets of information.
The area in feet.
This area is the total square footage of the house, under the roof. You get it by multiplying the width (short side) by the length (long side) under the roof of your home.
Number of stories
This is the number of floors that your entire house occupies. One level is one story, while two levels are two stories.
Slope of roof
The slope depends on the vertical increase against the horizontal distance. Your roof can be high, medium or low. A high or steep slope increases 12 inches (1 foot) against each horizontal foot. An average or medium slope is a 6-inch vertical increase against each horizontal foot.
While estimating the cost, the calculator excludes costs that you may incur due to:
- Changing worn out roofing structures
- Changing other necessary roofing systems
- Standard of materials by varying manufacturers
- Geographic location
- Permits and taxes
Factors That Affect Steel Roofing Prices
Below is a list of factors that determine steel roofing prices
The raw material that you choose and the associated production costs will affect its pricing. In residential roofing, Galvanized Steel and Aluminum are the most common because they are top performers and affordable. Copper, Zinc and Stainless Steel perform exceptionally well, but their prices are prohibitive.
Roofing panel design
Interlocking panels are costlier than overlapping panels because they undergo a more extensive formation process which gives them extra structural features. They also occupy more room during shipping. Panels designed with a four-side interlock cost more because they produce higher-quality finishes.
Some geographic locations require special permits and licenses from the local authorities. Additionally, accessibility to roofs in small spaces, close to power lines or near tree branches will require specialized equipment, thus increasing the cost.
Angles and fittings on intricate roof designs increase the installation time compared to simple designs. Chimneys, dormers, skylights, windows, and valleys increase the cost of labor and materials. A big house or a steep-sloped roof requires additional installation time and equipment.
Coatings and finishes
A coating will provide a complete transformation to your roof’s lifespan. The cheapest are polyester-based paints that do not last. Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) coatings are adhesive, resistant to fade and chalk, and have extraordinary longevity.
The underlayment is crucial for your roof to remain structurally sound against weather elements. You will need to install an ice and water shield on your new roof. This shield costs around five times more than a breathable synthetic membrane.
Frequently Asked Questions About Steel Roofing Prices
Is a metal roofing costlier than a regular roofing?
A metal roof is a superior home product. Therefore, the new roof is likely to cost two or three times more than typical asphalt shingle roofing. However, prices of metal roofing are comparable to prices of cedar shake or tile roofing. If your current roof is made of slate, the metal roof is likely to be cheaper.
Regardless of your choice of roofing style, most metal roofs have a real warranty that lasts 30 – 50 years. Additionally, metal roofs lower energy costs, increase your home’s resale value, and your mind is at peace because you may never need to replace your roof.
Will a metal roof match my style and that of my neighborhood?
Today’s metal roofing resembles common roofing materials such as cedar shake, asphalt shingles, slate and clay tile except that it is more durable and stronger. You can get a variety of patterns, colors and styles that match your neighborhood and your home.
How long will my metal roofing last compared to wood shingle or asphalt?
Your metal roof will last two to three times longer compared to an ordinary roof. Generally, metal roofs last 30 – 50 or more years because you can repaint instead of replacing it.
Asphalt roofs last an average of 12 – 20 years. The lifespan may decrease based on the climate and the pitch or slope of the roof. Asphalt starts deteriorating immediately upon exposure to weather. However, a metal roof does not decay.
Different types of roofing materials have varying types of problems due to weather. Shake and wood shingle roofs need replacing within 20 years. Concrete tiles are prone to warping and cracking due to the freezing and thawing cycle.
Metal roofing outlasts all the roofing materials above. It remains good looking and durable for decades.
Is a metal roof noisier than slate, tile, cedar shake, or asphalt during bad weather?
Metal has very little difference from other materials in terms of noise from hail or rain. Regular attic insulation absorbs most noise.
Will my metal roof withstand extreme weather?
Metal roofing withstands decades of exposure to extreme weather such as hailstones, heavy snow, wildfires and high winds. Metal roofing is rated 140-mph. Therefore, it can resist winds traveling at 140 mph. The uplift resistance on metal roofing is higher than the minimum requirement in the building code.
In areas that experience heavy snowing, metal is a common choice because it protects the roof’s structure by shedding snow fast. If there is a wildfire, metal roofing protects your home from burning embers.
Is a metal roof environmental friendly?
Metal roofs contain about 28% recycled material, and it is 100% recyclable after its lifespan. This recycling makes metal a great, green roofing material. In addition, you can install your new metal roof over your existing roof without removing the old one, thus reducing shingle wastage.
Is metal excessively heavy for roofing on particular sizes of homes and small structures such as a porch or a garage?
On average, a metal roof weighs 75% lighter compared to slate, fiber cement shakes, and concrete tile, and 50% lighter than asphalt shingle. When roofing with metal, the weight placed on the structure is not a concern.
Can I get samples or a product catalogue?
You can view the many options of metal roofing styles, materials and colors available in the gallery section of our website. You may contact a Top Metal Roofs consultant, and discuss the options available for you.
Can you provide me with an estimate?
You can obtain your roofing estimates using our roofing cost calculator. However, to get an accurate quotation, our roofing expert must assess your roof to determine the pitch, shape and style of your roof. Other factors that will influence cost include hips, valleys, and staging and storage areas. Contact our roofing consultants at 647-470-7161 for an accurate estimate.
A metal roof is a worthwhile investment on your property. The initial installation cost is good value for money compared to the return on investment, increased resale value and reduced energy bills. With numerous contractors available, you need professional installers. Top Metal Roofs will provide accurate estimates of steel roofing prices before installation starts and complete the installation to your satisfaction.