Our steel roofing will not rot, crack, warp, curl, chip, peel or erode. A steel roof is as close to maintenance free as any roof can be. You will never have curling and broken asphalt shingles, broken tiles, and waterlogged wood shingles to deal with. Steel roofs have superior snow, water and airborne debris shedding capabilities.
SNAP-IT steel roofs outlast and outperform virtually any other roofing material.
Steel roofing offers exceptionally low life-cycle costs and durability.
Steel roofs are lightweight and therefore less taxing on the underlying structure than most roofing materials. This can benefit older houses especially.
Steel roofing is non-combustible: metal will not burn. In very dry areas and heavily treed areas, this can be an important benefit. Many people who live in areas which are underserved by fire departments or who heat with wood prefer steel roofing for this reason.
Steel roofs are attractive. We offer a larger array of colours in steel roofing than are available in asphalt and shingles. We also avoid installing unsightly roof vents by utilizing hidden ridge venting.
Steel roofing is ecologically sound. The recycled content of the steel in a metal roof is 35% and all the steel in a steel roof is recyclable. You also are saving the environmental cost of removing roofing materials to a landfill and replacing them every few years. In North America, billions of pounds of shingles are dumped in already overflowing landfills each year.
In contrast, the average lifespan of an asphalt roof is 12 to 20 years. That lifespan can be shorter depending on the pitch of your roof and the climate in your area. Made of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass, asphalt begins to deteriorate as soon as you expose it to normal weather. A metal roof however, will never decompose.
Other roofing materials like wood shingle, shake and tile have varying degrees of weather-related problems that lead to breakdown. Wood shingle and shake roofs often need replacement before twenty years. Concrete tile roofs can crack and warp in a freeze/thaw cycle.
All of the above roofing materials are outlived by metal roofing, which retains its good looks and durability for decades.