Traditional asphalt, clay and slate tiles, and even concrete tile roofing are undeniably beautiful. For anyone viewing from the curb, they produce only the most beautiful look of a home as per traditional and classic aesthetics. In fact, their limited capacity to offer flat or low-sloped roof homes the same appeal will not yield these houses the traditional edge these roofing materials bring.
However, because of their granule and stone-based components and make-up, asphalt shingles and tile roofing have a shorter lifespan. When you compare it to advanced artificial roofing materials such as modified bitumen or single-ply roofing, they are most likely to fall prey to organic predators that find their granules and make-up as essential nourishments that help propagate moss and mildew roof invasions.
These are the primary reasons it’s better to invest in a high-quality metal roofing system for your home. As your long-time reputable Calgary AB roofers, we definitely attest to the capability and advantages that metal roofing systems provide.
First, metal roofs can last for 50-70 years. In fact, with effective maintenance and consistent acrylic and elastomeric coating, metal roofs can last beyond 100 years. Indeed, technology has helped the core rust-prone steel core with galvanization (using zinc as a protective anti-rust layer) or galvalumation (using aluminum for the same purpose) and improved its lifespan and capability for the future.
Next, metal materials can match any home thanks to the different variation of colors of acrylic elastomeric coating. This special coating is an additional protective layer that seals the entire metal roofing system preventing the entry of moisture and other undesirable elements. Every year, Calgary AB contractors can repaint your roof with acrylic elastomeric paint to prolong its lifespan and make sure your curb appeal is always on point.
Lastly, metal roofs are fire and wind resistant. Metal does not blaze during fires, and interlocking standing seam metal roof systems improve wind resistance and prevent possible material lifting during strong hurricanes or tornadoes.
However, the only disadvantage they have is they can be quite costly. However, we can definitely guarantee that they’re worthy investments especially if you’re planning to establish your home for the long run. Metal Roofing Systems has a great list of metal roofing prices you’ll need to contend with this New Year.
- Corrugated Steel and Ribbed “R” Metal Panels with Exposed Fasteners (G-60 and G-90 steel): $5.50 to $7.50 per sq. ft. or $550 to $750 per square (100 square feet) fully installed.
Metal Shingles and Shakes (G-90 steel or aluminum): $7.50 to $12.50 per sq. ft. or $750 to $1,250 per square (100 square feet) fully installed.
Stone-coated Steel Shingles and Tiles (Galvalume or G-90 steel): $7.50 to $12.50 per sq. ft. or $750 to $1,250 per square (100 square feet) fully installed.
Standing Seam (Galvalume, G-90 steel, or aluminum): $10.00 to $15.00 per sq. ft. or $1,000 to $1,500 per square (100 square feet) fully installed.
Zinc Shingles and Stand Seam: $11.00 to $18.00 per sq. ft. or $1,100 to $1,800 per square (100 square feet) fully installed.
Copper Shingles and Standing Seam: $15.00 t0 $20.00 per sq. ft. or $1,500 to $2,000 per square (100 square feet) fully installed. (Source)
Remember, it pays to work with professional Calgary AB roofers such as us at No Payne Roofing. With our decades of experience servicing homes across Alberta, we guarantee only the best results for all your needs. Contact us today!