Metal & Zinc
A metal roof will last a lifetime
When properly installed and maintained a metal roof will last the average life of the house, or at least the homeowner, with 50-60 years being very achievable. Strength, style, energy efficiency and no need for re roofing every 15-20 years as is the case with less expensive roofing options.
While a quality metal roof will cost more up front, it can often be a valuable investment that pays off in the long term.
Metal roofing has long been considered a durable, low maintenance roofing system with a good variety of colours, styles, textures and designs.
Added benefits of Metal Roofs
Animals, moss, fungus and mold don’t affect a metal roof, nor does the roof break down over time in the same way that they do to other roofing materials. If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your roofing choice, you will be pleased to know that metal roofs are made of recycled material (percentages vary according to the manufacturer). When eventually the metal roof does need replacing it is readily recyclable. Both factors means that, if you are interested in building “green”, you should at least consider a metal roof.
Modern metal roofing products are built to last. Steel metal roofing which is the most common variety has a “metallic coating” made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum. This zinc coating is bonded to the steel at the factory and effectively makes the steel rust proof. Paint is then applied over the metallic rust proof coating to provide the colour to match your house.
Metal roofs also come with industry leading manufacturer’s warranty which, combined with Macbeth Roofing’s workmanship warranty, makes them a very strong candidate for those looking for long-term trouble-free roofing solutions.
Is a metal roof right for me?
Metal roofs are exceptionally long-lasting, but that doesn’t mean you can just forget about it. Periodic maintenance will still be required. Some metal roofs are built using exposed fasteners, and these should be replaced every 5 years.
Although a unique option, you will want to look carefully at all the pros and cons of a metal roof versus one of the other many alternatives. We’ll help you consider all your options including whether it fits within your budget.
If you already know that metal roofing is the thing for you, get a quote from Macbeth Roofing by filling in this form.