Metal for roofs have overcome several myths and misconceptions, and have now become a hot favourite among Canadians for many reasons. A perfectly installed metal wall panels can easily outlast all other roofing materials and can begin paying for itself immediately after installation.
Here are a few important reasons as to how metal roofing can pay you back from the very first day of installation.
- Quick Installation
Roofs made of metal can be designed in far more challenging designs as compared to other materials and can also be installed quickly. This results in savings in time as well as labor. Swift installation also helps you move into your residential or commercial structure within a shorter period of time, which in turn saves money on rentals.
- Metal is Lightweight, Strong, and Durable
Metal is extremely strong and durable while being light at the same time when compared to most materials such as wood, stone, and concrete. Metal panels, when properly installed possess excellent wind uplift resistance. Metal also possesses excellent resistance to water penetration, air leakage and penetration, and most importantly very high fire resistance ratings.
Being light in weight, metal roofing requires fewer columns, beams, and trusses for support, which results in significant savings right from the design aspect itself. In fact, a new roof made of metal can be installed right over an existing old one, which results in additional savings since the old roof need not be dismantled and hauled away to a landfill.