Metal Roof Ottawa

Many homeowners become faced with the prospect of a roof replacement.  When that happens they need to decide the type of roofing to go with.  One very real option is metal roofing. Traditionally house roofs are covered with asphalt shingles.  They are the industry standard and are available in a number of types and colors to coordinate with the house color and to appeal to personal preferences.  Asphalt is no longer the only option. Metal roofs are very durable.  They have a minimal impact on the environment and will offer your home a distinctive look in the neighborhood.

Strength and Endurance

Metal roofs are usually made from steel.  It is also possible to order a stone-coated steel roof.  Obviously, these materials are very sturdy and will last a long time.  Stone-coated steel is generally installed directly over the existing shingles for an easy application. There is sometimes concern about the weight of a metal roof.  In reality, this material weighs between one-third and one-eighth the amount of a standard roof. Some manufacturers offer a 50-year warranty against the elements.  This is a huge increase from the standard 25 or 30-year warranties standard with shingled roofs.

Ecologically Responsible

For homeowners who want to stay as “green” as possible, a metal roof is a good choice.

  • Since existing shingles are left in place, they are not loading up a landfill.  Although recycling options are available, most old shingles are sent to the dump.
  • Stone-coated steel is made from 25% to 90% recycled material.  They contain no petroleum products.  When finally removed from the structure, they are 100% recyclable.
  • Since they offer such a long lifespan, it reduces the number of raw materials needed over the years.


They look great!  These shingles are available in a variety of colors and styles that are not always available in asphalt shingles.  By choosing a complementary color, the home will coordinate with the architectural style as well as make a lasting impression in the neighborhood. These are some of the primary reasons homeowners are opting for metal roofs.  Offering the longevity and security of a metal roof, the rude winds may blow but metal shingles will stay in place without damage for decades. Thinking about installing metal roofing? Visit McKay Roofing in Ottawa.