We’ve had some pretty intense windstorms in Ontario this summer, which means that a ton of homeowners have dealt with lost roof shingles and the expense and annoyance that brings.
To put things into perspective, recent storms in Toronto reached wind speeds of upwards of 120 km/h. Asphalt shingles are only designed to withstand wind speeds of 80-90 km/h, which explains why they fly right off during these more intense storms.
Contrarily, metal roofing is rated at what is known as a “hurricane 4” level, which means it is tested to be able to withstand wind speeds of upwards of 200 km/h.
How do I know all this? I sat down with Toronto steel roofing expert Max Guerra of New Steel Roofers, a GTA industry leader in this rapidly growing industry.
“After every severe windstorm our phones ring off the hook with people who are fed up with losing their asphalt shingles and want to make the switch over to metal roofing” Guerra explains.
There is more to steel roofing than the strength and durability it offers though, let’s take a closer at some of the other major reasons why this product has surged in popularity over the last few years.
- Home Aesthetics: “There are currently an incredible number of options at a consumer’s disposal when it comes to style, including products that resemble wood or tile” Guerra explains. It’s important for homeowners to understand that metal roofing is not just a practical upgrade for their home, but also improves the look and value.
- Energy Efficiency: “Energy efficiency and long-term cost savings are concerns that continue to influence consumer’s purchasing habits. Metal roofing checks both of these boxes.” Guerra explains. Metal roofing is able to reflect much of the sun’s energy, meaning it can help significantly reduce heating costs during the warm summer months.
- Ultimate Convenience: “Imagine a product that requires little to no maintenance never breaks down and lasts for 50 years. That’s what you get with a metal roof”. Guerra explains. If you are the type of person who wants to get something done to your home, and not have to worry about it again for a very long time, metal roofing is an obvious choice.
Do you live on edge during a windstorm? Are you tired of constant shingle replacements and roof maintenance? Want to learn more about the cost or installation process associated with metal roofing? Reach out to New Steel Roofers today via their listing on the eieihome.com directory and get in touch with their GTA leading experts to learn more about their product offerings and how they can benefit your home in both the short and long-term.