Galvanized steel metal roofs come in attractive shapes and colors. Metal roofs are a bit expensive but they last a long time. Typically, they come with a 55 years warranty.
This type of roof can be installed on top of existing shingle roofs to cut down on cost. Our team at Real Blue Roofing can install different types of metal roofs including exposed fasteners as well as hidden fasteners standing seam metal roofs. To know more about metal roofs, please check out our FAQ’s and Roofing guide.
Why choose a metal roof?
Metal roofs have become pretty common in Brampton, Mississauga, and nearby cities in the last 10 to 15 years. The main reason behind their popularity is their look and longevity. A properly installed metal roof can last over 5 decades or more, which eliminates the hadic and worry of replacing the roof over and over again.
Do metal roofs cost more than shingle roofs?
The cost of a metal roof can be around 3 to 4 times a shingle roof. A typical shingle roof would cost around 7000 and the average price for a metal roof can be around 30,000 for a detached house. Cost is the main reason that makes metal roofs less desirable. New fiberglass asphalt shingles are becoming better year over year and have started to come with longer warranties, which makes it hard for typical homeowners to spend 4 times more money for a value that they might enjoy over 30 years from now.
Can a metal roof be installed over an existing roof?
It is possible in most cases to install a metal roof on top of the existing shingle roofs without removing existing materials. We inspect the condition of the plywood underneath before the metal installation to make sure there is no rotten or moist wood that might need attention. We install underlayments on top of existing shingles before installing metal panels.