How does a metal roof compare in price with other roofing materials?
Classic Roofing Systems are a homeowner’s most economical choice. True. The initial cost is higher than a petroleum-based shingle roof. But aluminum roofing saves in many ways – decade after decade. It can often be installed over old roofs, so you save on the cost of tearing off your present roof and disposing of the materials. The superior material and advanced engineering of a Classic Roof results in significant energy savings year after year. The beauty and durability of a Classic roof increases the value of your home. And a Classic roof comes with a lifetime warranty, so you can break the cycle of repairing and replacing shingle roofs.
How does a metal roof stand up to hail?
No problem. The dimensional beauty of our metal roofing systems prepares them to take whatever Mother Nature dishes out – including hailstones. Our products meet Underwriters Laboratory’s UL 2218 Impact Resistance Testing at Class IV, the most severe test. What’s more, our products are warranted not to leak or chip due to hail impact. In fact, you might even get a discount on your homeowners insurance, ask your agent.
How much longer will a Classic Metal Roof last over common roofing like asphalt?
Asphalt shingles are made of oil-impregnated felt or fiberglass. They begin to deteriorate as soon as they’re exposed to normal weather. The average lifespan of an asphalt roof is 8-12 years, but it can be shorter, depending on the climate in your area and the pitch of your roof. Wood shingles, shakes and tiles have varying degrees of weather-related problems. Concrete tile roofs can crack and warp in the freeze/thaw cycle of more northern climates. Cracked tiles are a falling hazard. An aluminum roof is impervious to weather. It will never decompose. So a Classic roof retains its beauty and integrity decade after decade.
Is a Classic Aluminum Roofing System an environmentally responsible choice?
Yes. According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. If you loaded those shingles into tractor trailers, they would make a line that would extend from New York City to Los Angeles, back to New York City again, and then on to Chicago. Since a Classic Metal Roof can often be installed over your current roof, shingle waste is eliminated. Furthermore, Classic Aluminum Roofing is made from 95% recycled aluminum and is 100% recycleable.
Why should I buy from Classic and not a big home improvement chain store?
Home improvement chains carry a narrow array of metal roofing products, and the roofs are installed by subcontractors. Classic Roofing Systems leads the industry in quality and durability – made in North America not China. In Ontario, we are so committed to quality installations, that we own and manage our exclusive installation company that only installs Classic Roofing.
Will rain sound loud on a metal roof?
No, not on a Classic Metal Roof. The rugged texture of a Classic roof actually quiets the sound of rain. The folds break up the pinging you might expect from a flat metal roof.
What about fire?
Unlike many other roofing materials, Classic roofs are fire-resistant. Even embers that fall or blow onto them won’t cause combustion.
Can we walk on a metal roof?
Yes. Classic roofs can handle the occasional level of roof traffic that is usual for a roof. The aluminum is high strength, and the deep textures provide even greater strength.
Metal roofing has so many options; how can I sort my way through everything?
We can help. We pride ourselves on being metal roofing educators as well as providers. One of the great things about metal roofing is the wide variety of products available. If our products are not advisable for your particular situation or budget we will let you know. Our consultation services are always free with no obligation to you.