Why choose metal?

Today’s metal roofing materials can mimic the look of slate, tile, or shingle roofing and fit into any home’s style. It’s not just for barns and farmhouses anymore. Metal Armour roofing contractors can help you make the perfect choice for your next roof.

Why choose metal?

Hard Metal Roofing is becoming more and more popular. Architects and proud home owners are loving these versatile materials. No only can you achieve beautiful styles, it’s fire resistance, energy efficient and a proven performance expectation of 50+ years.

Residential metal roofing is one of the fastest-growing segments of home improvement – more than quadrupling its market share over the past decade. The benefits offered by today’s metal roofs allow homeowners to upgrade their homes with products of lasting value. While other roofs quickly diminish in value as they age, metal roofs provide the following lasting benefits:

  • Proven performance expectation of 50+ years

  • Beautiful styles to match any home or neighbourhood

  • Interlocking panels for maximum wind resistance

  • Fire resistance

  • Energy efficiency by keeping homes cooler

  • Low weight to help preserve structural integrity and life

  • 100% Recyclable

  • Modern 

This isn’t an exhaustive list of metal roofing pros, but it may contain a few surprises. There are many benefits to a Classic Metal Roofing System, and some may be more important to you, than others. We encourage you to identify what’s right for your home.

Control The Cost Of Maintaining Your Home

Because metal roofs do not degrade the way that most roofing materials do, a properly installed and specified quality metal roof will end your periodic “budget drains” for roof repairs or maintenance.

Wind Resistance 

As most metal roofs feature panels that interlock or interconnect in some way. This provides superior wind resistance compared to other roofing materials that just overlap or depend upon gravity to hold things in place.

Low Weights

As structures age, low weight roofs help to guard against structural movement and damage, particularly in areas prone to seismic activity. Metal roofs are the lowest weight in residential. This low weight also often allows a metal roof to be installed over existing shingles, eliminating landfill disposal.

Energy Efficiency 

Through reflective coatings and integrated thermal breaks, metal roofs often reduce summer cooling costs by up to 20% or even more.

Fire Resistance

Metal roofs provide lasting resistance to airborne sparks and embers, protecting from exterior fires.


Metal roofs can be very adaptable to most any roof and home design. There are products for low and steep pitch roofs, products that look like wood slate, and tile, and even products well-suited for rounded or arched roofs.

Problem Solving

Many roofing materials rely on failure-prone sealants for difficult areas such as flashings, dead valleys, and transitions. With metal roofing, though, those areas can be flashed with matching metal – far more long-lasting and reliable than sealants and adhesives.

Home Additions

Traditional roofing materials tend to have frequent colour and style changes, making it difficult to match older products if the home is added onto or modified in some way. Most metal roofing manufacturers are very consistent with their designs and colours, helping homeowners know that they will be able to add to their roofs at later dates.


Metal roofing adds lasting distinction and beauty to a home. Other roofing materials begin a deterioration process from the first moment of installation that affects their looks over time. Metal roofing, on the other hand, can keep a very fresh “new roof” look long into the future.

Recycled Content

Depending on the product you choose, a quality metal roof should have recycled content from 35% – 95%. Additionally, at the end of its useful life, a metal roof should be 100% recyclable rather than require landfill disposal like other roofs.

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