Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Steel Roofing is Both Weather Durable and Environmentally Friendly

Durable in Different Weather Conditions

Whether for commercial or residential applications, a steel roof is a versatile product designed to meet a variety of building styles. It is being used in many countries in a wide range of climates. It can withstand wind forces to 120 mph, and since it is steel, it is free from potential termite damage. Steel can also resist damage due to freezing and thawing because of the nonporous exterior.

"Elegant" and "long-lasting" are equally important characteristics when choosing a roof to protect your most prized investment - your home. In fact, a steel roof may be the last roof you ever need. The strength and durability of a steel roof is combined with the versatile good looks of a vertical rib, standing seam or tile profile to give you the widest possible selection. A steel roof has the durability of a commercial-grade roofing material, and offers the richness and beauty to enhance your home's appearance.

Great for the environment: environmentally friendly roofing solutions

The total recycled content found in Canadian manufactured steel used for roofing is a minimum of 25% and can be greater than 95% depending on the steel making process. Both these values represent industry leading levels of recycled content. Steel is the world's most recycled material, and in North America, over 70 million tonnes of steel are recycled or exported for recycling annually.

A steel roof can often be installed over your current roof, greatly reducing tear-off and disposal of old roofing material in landfills. Many consumers that are in the market for a new roof are unaware that applying a steel roofing system over their existing roof is actually a well practiced installation technique, with a proven track record. Most experts recommend going this route to save money and time, assist with home insulation issues, as well as reduce waste in land fills and reduce yard mess during the installation process.

Low grade asphalt shingle roofs can last only 10 to 20 years and then require replacement. Re-roofing generates approximately 11 million tonnes of waste in our land fills each year.

REDUCE your contribution to global warming, by installing a new steel roof over your existing shingles. A steel roof includes RECYCLED content & can SAVE on ENERGY for the summer months. This adds up to reduced greenhouse emissions ... remember to practice the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and we will all enjoy a greener country.