Traditional asphalt roofing shingles are primarily an oil product impregnated with coloured granular stone that are individually nailed onto the plywood sheeting. In time, typically 10 – 15 years, the shingle deteriorates due to moisture, weather abrasion and UV radiation resulting in an unsightly and porous roof on your home or cottage. You now have the choice of removing the old shingles, throwing them in a land fill site and repeating the whole process or investing in a thoroughly modern steel roofing system. You should view a steel roof the same way you would view updating landscaping or windows. It is a home or cottage improvement that will increase the security, enjoyment and value of your property.
Steel roofs come in a wide variety of colors and styles to enhance the appearance of your cottage. They are galvanized and finished with many coats of paint to resist deterioration for up to 50 years. The steel can be ordered in different thicknesses to ensure proper protection and provides improved ventilation to reduce utility costs and avoid any structural deterioration. The panels have an interlocking system that guards against any wind lift or water penetration. Maintenance is simple, you can wash your roof with a garden hose or power washer and scratches can be corrected with touch up paint. All steel roofs in Canada must comply with specification SC8-92 which is an industry accepted standard and ensures your investment will give you peace of mind for as long as you own your home.
Routine maintenance or home improvement, those are your choices. In the Parry Sound, Mactier and Georgian Bay area visit Mactier TIM-BR Mart for expert advice on roofing choices plus all your building supply needs.