Last updated on April 16th, 2019 at 11:42 pm
CLASSIC® METAL ROOFING SYSTEMS CANADA
Classic Products Roofing Systems Inc. is the exclusive Canadian distributor and Central Ontario Installer of Classic Aluminum Roofing Systems.
Not All Metal Roofs Are Created Equal
Metal roofing systems in Canada are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes. But did you know that not all metal roofs are created equal?
With some of our products dating back to 1959, Classic Aluminum Roofing Systems have proven performance in real time under real circumstances.
For over 35 years Classic Metal Roofing Systems have honoured their lifetime warranty, exceptional in that it is non pro-rated, and includes coverage on colour coatings. We are so committed to also providing exceptional installation services, that we own and manage our own exclusive installation division.
Metal Roofing Contractors Since 2004
We care about you and your home. At Classic we understand that a permanent roof is a large investment that requires a good amount of research. Our roofing technicians are trained to educate homeowners first. We specialize in high quality aluminum roofing installation and are knowledgeable in all of the available roofing product options. Our goal is to help you determine the right permanent roof for your home. Installation Service Areas include the GTA, Southwestern Ontario and the Niagara Region.
Canadian Metal Roofing Product Distribution
As the exclusive Canadian distributor for Classic Metal Roofing Systems – We have been providing DIY experts and Independent Dealers across the country with the best roofing system in Canada since 2004.
Is a Metal Roof Right for Me?
Before deciding on making the investment on a new metal roof, it is important for homeowners to first determine their criteria. Beauty, durability, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability of a roofing product are common concerns among homeowners. When comparing metal roofing systems it is very important to also scrutinize installation methods, fastening systems, colour coating systems, strength-to-weight ratios, and metal composition. Making the best choices for all of these factors will ultimately determine your return on investment.
What Makes Our Metal Roofs Better?
Any steel roofing warranty, when looked at closely, will not protect homeowners from the inevitable rusting that will occur. Due to low quality coatings or the unavoidable cut edges and screw holes needed for installation, steel will rust. If the idea of rust staining on your roof is unacceptable then a Classic Aluminum Roof is the answer. With unmatched durability, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and the most comprehensive lifetime warranty in the business, there is no better roofing product in Canada.
Hidden Fasteners and Why They’re Important
While old school metal roofs had exposed fasteners, design technology has brought roofs with concealed fasteners. The concealed fasteners don’t need the neoprene washers that wear out, because they are never exposed to the weather. Additionally, concealed fasteners, through clip design and sometimes panel design, allow for the thermal movement of the metal. The roof is held secure, but there are ways for it to float incrementally and move with temperature changes without anything breaking down or coming less weathertight with age.
- never exposed to weather – won’t wear out
- allow for natural thermal movement
- permanently weathertight
Direct to Deck Metal Roofing Installation – A Batten-Free System
Some metal roof panels are installed on battens while others are installed directly to the roof decking on an elementary level. Battens are rows of 1×2″s nailed to the roof first to provide a racking system for the roof panels to fasten into. This was another installation method derived from old school metal roofs installed over barns; so all panels installed over battens also have exposed fasteners. Putting down battens raises the level of the roof which means gutters have to be raised and the roof level can sometimes get too high on homes with dormer windows – the roof can begin to run into the bottom of the windows.
Metal roofers using wood strapping or battens will often say they use this old technique to control condensation by creating an air chamber to dry the inevitable drip or sweat from the metal shingle. This has proven to be an unreliable practice as the airflow is not adequate to dry the drip or sweat fast enough to prevent dampening and accumulation around the wood strapping. One need not be a construction expert to understand that wet wood rots. Ice in winter from condensation adds the element of expansion and contraction fatigue on the wood strapping resulting in premature rotting of the wood. If exposed fasteners are used on wood strapping this is also an intrusion waiting to happen once the neoprene rubber washers are compromised. With direct to deck install and hidden fasteners metal shingle condensation is a non-issue.