Green-Friendly Metal Roofing and Metal Roof Shingles

Written by Cottage Country Connection Magazine, April 21, 2018

When considering the best roofing choice for your home you need to take a few factors into consideration. Your roof should be able to withstand the Canadian climate (hot summers and blistering cold winters) and prevent small animals from entering your residence. Also, you need to find the best roofing quality for the best price.

The Advantages of Metal Roofs

Metal roof shingles and metal roofs are advantageous to asphalt roofs in several ways. Asphalt roofing is much more susceptible to severe weather conditions and is vulnerable to algae, mildew and moss, which shortens lifespan. Also, asphalt manufacturers dispose of millions of tons of asphalt every year, which raises serious questions about the impact on the environment.

More and more home, farm and cottage owners are making the move toenvironmentally-friendly green roofing products that are lifetime warrantied. Metal roofs have shown fantastic performance under extreme weather. They are lightweight and, as for their longevity, come with a 50-year warranty. If you are searching for a green roof solution, metal roofs are energy-efficient, often containing recycled content. It may cost you more, but a metal roof will last 3-4 times longer than an asphalt one, and be better for the environment.

Increased Home Value

There’s no need to worry about your roof’s aesthetic appeal since metal roof shingles (also known as metal roofing shingles or steel shingles) come in many colours. The exterior is what makes the first impact of your residence, farm or business. Since the value of the building is greatly increased, and with 50 years peace of mind on warranty – it’s a no brainer – metal roofing is the way to go. With the durability, longevity, and lightness of metal shingles, it’s not surprising that the popularity of metal roofs has risen.

Lifestyle Home Products started with installing asphalt roof shingles. Upon realizing that manufacturers often wouldn’t back their warranties, they switched to installing metal roof shingles, which proved to be a much better roofing solution. “Discovering true peace of mind greatly outweighs everything else. A Lifestyle metal roof has a lifetime warranty, which means that you won’t have to worry about your roof ever again,” says Bill Carroll, President of Lifestyle Home Products.

Contact Lifestyle Home Products online or at 1-800-465-0593 for a free home consultation. You can also visit their showroom in Ajax or Peterborough to see why Lifestyle Home Products is a respected supplier of outdoor awnings and metal roofing shingles. Lifestyle also manufactures exterior doors, windows and sunrooms.