The Benefits of Metal Roofing

The Benefits of Metal Roofing

When it comes to your home’s roof, you’ll want a type of roof that will protect your home for many years. Rather than using traditional materials like shingles or tiles, metal roofing options have been growing recently. When looking to purchase a new roof, durability is a big factor. Thankfully, metal roofs can last anywhere from 40-70 years.

BestCan Home Renovations has been installing top-quality metal roofing and cladding for clients across the Ottawa, Gatineau and Eastern Ontario region. Metal roofing products, including shakes and shingles, are designed to emulate the classic beauty and architectural detail of rustic shakes or asphalt shingles.

Thanks to a wide variety of profiles, fasteners and colours, homeowners and commercial establishments are guaranteed design flexibility coupled with a long-lasting product.

So, what are some of the benefits of metal roofing


Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material. To compare, traditional asphalt roofing materials only have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12-20 years. Metal roofs are puncture-resistant, meaning there is a smaller chance of leaking. Since they are so durable, they’re also able to stand up to whatever kind of weather comes their way. Of course, 40 years is a long time, so the original paint may wear off, but that’s nothing a quick paint job can’t fix. You can always use this opportunity to change the finish of your metal roof.

Energy Efficiency

Emery efficient products are so important these days and metal happens to be one of the most energy-efficient roofing materials available. Metal roofing can save your home up to 40% in energy costs. Metal provides excellent insulation during the winter. What makes metal roofing so energy efficient is its variety of finishes. For example, an unpainted metal roof will reflect more solar radiation than an asphalt roof, which absorbs and holds heat.


Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike, so you don’t need to worry about that. Metal is fire resistant and an environmentally-friendly choice. Classic metal roofing is the leader in producing fire safe roofing for residential applications.


Compared to the weight of tile at 750 pounds per square or concrete tile at 900 pounds per square, metal roofing is very lightweight. Most varieties of metal roofing weigh from 50 to 150 pounds per square.

Environmentally Friendly

Metal roofs not only have 25-95% recycled content, depending on the material used but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof. Most shingle tear-off just ends up in the garbage — up to 20 billion pounds per year.

As we mentioned earlier, metal roofing is available in a variety of finishes, so you can sit down and choose something you like.

Explore the beauty of metal roofing for your home, cottage, farm or commercial enterprise.

Call BestCan today at 613-226-7611 for your free in-home estimate or email us to learn more about our metal roofing services.

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