Frequently Asked Questions about Metal Roofing

Frequently Asked Questions about Metal Roofing2022-05-20T18:12:53-05:00
Is a metal roof environmentally responsible?2023-04-22T13:53:23-05:00

Not only is metal roofing great for your home, it’s great for the environment. The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is about 28% and is completely recyclable at the end of it’s lifespan. This makes metal roofing a green building material.

According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. If you loaded those shingles into tractor trailers, then lined them up end-to-end, they would make a line from New York City to Los Angeles, back to New York City again, then on to Chicago.

According to the Canadian Metal Roofing Association, approximately 100 million pounds of asphalt shingles end up in Canadian landfills every year. That’s a staggering amount of waste that can take decades to decompose.

That’s a lot of wasted asphalt. But because a metal roof can often be installed over your current roof, without tearing off what’s already there, metal roofing helps to reduce this excessive shingle waste.

Would a metal roof be too heavy for some types of houses, or for smaller structures?2022-05-20T18:11:19-05:00

You’ll be surprised! A metal roof is, on average, 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof, and 75% lighter than concrete tile or slate. With metal roofing weight on a structure is never an issue.

What are the cons of having a metal roof?2022-05-06T18:01:21-05:00

Metal Roofing advantages in Quebec

  • Environment-friendly technology

  • Reflective Metal Roof surface

  • Reduces fire hazard

  • Breathing membrane over entire roof

  • Stands up against high winds, and extreme weather like hail

  • Metal is a smart investment that will increase the value of your home

  • Five coats of polyester polyamide paint finish

  • The roof is lighter

  • Resist mildew, rot, insects

Metal Roofing advantages in Quebec
Metal Roofing advantages in Quebec
Metal Roofing advantages in Quebec

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