Q. Why should I choose Metal Roof Outlet?A. For Selection, Value, and Outstanding Workmanship! Metal Roof Outlet has built an outstanding reputation throughout Southern Ontario, one exceptional roof installation at a time. Visit the Metal Roof Outlet showroom where our model roofscapes make it easy for you to see the many different products, styles and colours available. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff and service area representatives are ready, willing, and happy to patiently guide you through selecting the best roofing system to complement your home or project. We will help you weigh out the architectural design details, installation methods, warranties and advantages of each product we offer. Trained with the most recent technical developments in the industry, combined with an impeccable track record and reliable advice since 1986, and the result is thousands of very satisfied customers. We hope you will read their testimonials to see for yourself! Putting a metal roof on your home is an important investment and our metal roof experts are committed to your satisfaction. By choosing Metal Roof Outlet you are getting the resources, the expertise and the proven workmanship you can trust. Deciding on which metal roof is right for you, does not have to be an ordeal when you have all the facts under one roof.
Q. How important is the look?A. Believe it or not the benefits of choosing the right style of metal roof is even more important than the practical reasons for choosing metal as a permanent replacement for an asphalt roof. Throughout this website, in our literature or with the help of our knowledgeable showroom staff and in-home expert consultants, we hope to impress upon you that the additional real dollar value of installing a metal roof is in choosing the right overall look to complement the architectural style of your home. The quality of your roofing material along with how good it looks are two of the most important decisions you can make when building or re-roofing. Give your home a self-esteem boost with a beautiful and stylish metal roof. At Metal Roof Outlet we know how to help you get the look you want at the price you can afford.
Q. How do I choose the right metal roof to suit my home?A. Visit the Metal Roof Outlet showroom and view the indoor and outdoor roofscapes displaying different product styles or even better, have our trained in-home experts visit you in the convenience of your home. By scheduling an in-home consultation we can see exactly what your roof requirements would be and show you styles that will make your home stand out, or if you prefer, ensure it fits with the other homes in the area. See for yourself: We are able to display samples on your roof so you can see exactly what they look like from the proper distance and angle, and provide you with a no-obligation quote. Get a Quote
Q. How does a metal roof perform in extreme weather?A. Metal roofs are virtually impervious to the most devastating weather events, including wind-driven rain, snow, ice, hail, extreme heat, hurricane force winds, freeze/thaw cycles and even fire. Our Hail, Fire & Wind ratings listed below are the absolute highest in the industry!
- Class 4 hail warranty (2 1/2” hail stones)
- Class “A” fire rating
- 200 KPH wind warranty (F2 Hurricane)
Q. How heavy are metal roofs?A. All of the metal roof systems at Metal Roof Outlet are lightweight – less than half the weight of asphalt shingles – and can be installed on new constructions with conventional trusses or re-roofed over most existing roofs.
Q. Will metal roofs fade in colour?A. Today’s metal roofs have come a long way from first generation barnyard looks, offering new durable and fade-resistant textures and finishes. Roofs are surfaced with ceramic-coated, colored minerals that are fade resistant and come in warm, natural-looking, textured blends.
Q. Can I walk on my metal roof?A. Contrary to popular belief, you can walk on a metal roof without causing damage. It is important that you keep a couple things in mind when doing so:
- Always wear rubber-soled or similar soft soled shoes when walking on a metal roof. This prevents any coating or paint damage and it also gives you a more secure footing.
- You should always walk where the panels join up and are supported by strapping or the overlap of the panels themselves. Never walk in the middle of a panel.
Q. What about lightning?A. Metal roofs are perfectly safe during lightning storms. Metal conducts electricity, it does not attract it. Your chance of a lightning strike is absolutely no more likely if you have a metal roof. In the event of a strike, steel roofs provide homes with the ultimate protection as the energy safely dissipates throughout the entire roof surface, and since they are not combustible or flammable, they are an even safer choice.
Q. What about noise?A. Agricultural and first-line ribbed metal roofing on an open truss can be subject to rain noise but the more sophisticated styles with intricate profiles are no noisier than traditional asphalt, and some stone-coated metal roofs actually buffer the vibrations in the panel, eliminating any kind of drumming effect
Q. Does a metal roof cost more than shingles?A. Yes, initially, but mid- to long-term it’s an impressive investment and since they will outlive at least four or five asphalt roofs, their price is one of the best deals available. See our Savings Analysis to learn more!
Q. What is the minimum slope required for metal roofing?A. Metal Roof Outlet offers a wide range of metal systems to accommodate almost any situation, except for flat roofs.
Q. Who installs your Roofs and in what areas?A. At Metal Roof Outlet, we have our own professional installation teams who know our products inside and out. We have been expertly installing our customers’ metal roofs across Ontario since 1986, priding ourselves on courtesy, workmanship, and thorough clean-up!
Q. How does metal roofing save money?A. Metal roofs save money by never having to be replaced, are maintenance-free and save on energy costs. High-albedo roofs or “cool metal roofs” can reduce air-conditioning energy use. They are very reflective, lower the absorption of solar energy, reduce surface temperatures, and decrease heat transfer into the building. Homes with asphalt roofs soak up summer heat all day and continue to transfer heat into the building for hours after sunset while metal roofs not only cool instantly at dusk, they also reflect most of the sun’s heat throughout the day. All the Facts Under One Roof: Energy Efficient
Q. Can I install solar panels on my metal roof?A. Metal roofs are an ideal base for solar panel installations. Rooftop solar panels have a life of 20-25 years, so make sure you have a roof that can support them throughout their lifespan. Traditional shingles are one of the worst roofing options for solar panel installations: asphalt roofs typically need to be replaced after 10-15 years, so it’s highly likely you will need to disassemble and later remount the solar panels at your expense in order to replace your roof. Additionally, with traditional shingles the mounting racks will need to pass through the asphalt to anchor in structural pieces like trusses, which entails drilling through the roof and can result in leaks and splitting. Fortunately, standing-seam metal roofs provide sturdy ridges to which solar panel mounting racks can fasten, and certain solar panels can be mounted to metal roofs with an adhesive backing. There are also fastening options for stone-coated metal roofs which preserve the integrity of the structure beneath. Metal roofs often last 50 years or more, allowing you plenty of time to complete two solar panel lifecycles before needing to replace your roof.