Through the years, metal roofing has predominantly been associated with farm style buildings. However as metal roofing has become more esthetically appealing and versatile, it has become a popular choice for both commercial and residential structures. Keating Roofing & Exterior Contractors leads the way in Toronto roofing in metal roofing installation. There are a number of styles to choose from to complement your home including tile, shake and shingle. Today’s stone coated metal roofing products give the appearance of a traditional shingle roof with the added bonus of lessening sounds from rain and other elements. In some instances a metal roof can be installed over an existing shingle roof to provide extra insulation for your home leading to lower energy costs.
Although metal roofing does cost more to apply than shingle roofing, it also comes with more benefits such as a minimum 50 year life expectancy and warranty, low life cycle costs, excellent curb appeal for a longer period of time and adds resale value to a home. Metal roofing is also a sustainable green product that can be recycled when it is removed.
Keating Roofing & Exterior Contractors uses high quality metal roofing products manufactured by DECRA Roofing Systems. DECRA has been at the forefront of the metal roofing industry for over 50 years and enjoys an intriguing history. During Wold War II, when bombings on British soil by German Luftwaffe became frequent, there was an urgent demand to reconstruct many buildings as quickly as possible. Makeshift materials like sheets of corrugated metal were common in this rebuilding process. The corrugated metal worked as a quick replacement solution however the shiny reflective metal made the new buildings easily seen by bombers. This caused the British government to find a company to develop an alternative protective metal coating to be applied to both new and existing steel and corrugated iron structures making them more camouflaged. The Decraspray Company of Kent, England developed an emulsion coating derived from coal products. This innovative product helped protect many buildings throughout the rest of World War II. It proved so successful that demand from industrial building contractors grew in the post war years and many public buildings were treated with the iron sheeting DECRA coating and today their metal roofing systems are recognized throughout the world.
If you are interested in learning if metal roofing is a viable option for your Toronto home or business call Keating Roofing & Exterior Contractors at 905-270-4100 or fill out our online request form.