Steel Roof Facts Convincing Consumers That A Steel Roof Just Makes Good Sense
#1: Consumer Demand
Environmental and economic considerations have prompted many residential homeowners to investigate alternative building materials and methods, and steel roofing panels have proven technical benefits as well as excellent recycling capabilities which make them an increasingly popular choice. This follows the long time use of steel roofing in commercial construction where steel has built undisputable quality and performance records.
#2: Choice That Can Accommodate Every Type of Building
Homeowners across Canada are choosing attractive and durable steel roofing systems for all types of single family homes, multi-family dwellings, housing projects of all types of shapes and sizes have become much more practical to achieve from the variety of the materials available making a steel roof choice a more affordable decision.
#3: Environmental Concerns
Because steel is entirely recyclable, guaranteed that the steel roof installed today is partly made of recycled steel. In addition, the coil coating process for painting steel panels is efficiently and ecologically managed. You can refurbish the steel of an old roof rather than adding to the volume of the waste in a valuable landfill site, and steel is an excellent product for "sustainable" construction.
#4: Fire Resistance With Non- Combustible Steel Construction
Steel roofing panels will not spread fire and flame and will resist the heat from windblown sparks from your own or the neighbour's fireplace without apparent damage.
#5: Colours For All Seasons and Tastes
Steel roofing panels are offered in a rainbow of attractive colours and various thicknesses to blend in with other building materials and the surrounding neighbourhood. The homeowner may wish to accentuate the design of their home with bright colours on steep sloped roofs. On lower sloped roofs, the homeowner may wish to maximize colourfastness by using lighter coloured steel panels that will reflect heat.
#6: Peace And Quiet Under A Steel Roof
When steel panels are installed over a plywood surface covered with roofing felt on a residential roof, or over the old asphalt shingles of an existing roof, steel roofs are as quite indoors as other roofing materials under a heavy rainfall. The standard thick insulation of any attic will also absorb the noise form the falling rain.
#7: Cost Effectiveness
Roofing costs must not be judged strictly on the initial cost of purchase and installation. The cost of any roofing system must be assessed over the entire lifecycle and its years of service taking into consideration such factors as;
Effective Roof Life:
The cost of replacement and repair of other materials over the lifecycle of the home can be very significant and far exceeds the initial cost of the first roof.
When the old roof is too worn to serve a usefull purpose and reproofing becomes an obligation, there is a cost to removing and disposing of the old roofing materials, possibly in an open landfill site thereby adding to the initial cost and contributing to increased construction waste and pollution. Since reroofing with a steel roof does not require removal of the old roof, there is no disposal cost with steel.
Steel roofing makes economic sense and adds value to your home, and prospective buyers will take notice of this feature when the time comes for you to sell.
Steel is completely recyclable and you can be assured that, as long as someone is aware of it, your steel roofing panels will never be landfilled because scrap steel is a valuable material used to produce "new" steel.
#8: Steel Roof Is The ideal Material
Steel roofing is the ideal alternative to all other roofing materials when faced with the decision to replace a worn or leaking roof that has served its time. The existing structure will likely support a new steel roof without additional supports. Moreover, the long lengths of steel panels are quickly installed no matter what the weather conditions without disrupting the household's activities.