Last updated on September 28th, 2020 at 08:08 pm

Standing Seam in Halifax NS. Photo Credit: Accurate Roofing NS

Metal Roofing in Nova Scotia

Residential Metal Roofing in Nova Scotia makes perfect sense for both historical and modern homes. From the incredible mix of heritage homes in Yarmouth, to the ultra modern clean lines of “Black Gables” on Cape Breton Island, metal roofs are popping up from coast to coast.

In Halifax, slate style metal roofing can be used to restore the roofs of Georgian style homes with historical accuracy at a fraction of the cost of real slate. Lightweight and maintenance-free, modern aluminum roofs with PVDF coatings can even be guaranteed at any proximity to the ocean.

Classic Aluminum Standing Seam Roof installed on a heritage house in Halifax. Photo Credit: Accurate Roofing NS.

Metal roof systems designed for long term residential use will have panels that interlock on all 4 sides. Interlocking panels provide added wind protection against high speed Northeastern winds in winter. Some metal roofing products will actually guarantee to perform up to 120 m.p.h. winds – giving added peace of mind when the occasional tropical storm blows in from the south.

Metal Roofs Guaranteed at Any Proximity to Ocean

Steel roofs can last a lot longer than asphalt in the Maritimes, but did you know a modern aluminum roof can last a lifetime and maintain its beauty at any proximity to the ocean? Modern aluminum roofs with durable PVDF coatings can actually increase residential resale values and provide an excellent return on investment if the right product is chosen. Four-way interlocking metal shingle designs, installed directly to the roof deck, resist high speed winds and allow for natural thermal movement of the roof. A product that uses Kynar500® or Hylar5000® PVDF colour coatings can actually be guaranteed never to crack, chip, peel or flake and can also come with long lasting guarantees against chalking and fading.

Nova Scotia Reviews

Great job, competitive price. Guys came quickly, were thorough and completed on time. Josh was great at explaining everything to me – he really knows his stuff! Would recommend Accurate Roofing to anyone looking to re-shingle.

GENova Scotia

Very impressed!!!! I received estimates from other roofing companies but Josh’s easy-going and professional approach made my decision easy. He took the time to explain everything and even pointed out aspects of the roof that had not been done properly and should be addressed. My chimney was leaking so to my surprise I discovered he re-points them as well, unlike so many other roofing companies that tell you to hire a separate company. His crew was friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. I would HIGHLY recommend Accurate Roofing!

Tim D.Nova Scotia

I was very impressed with the quality and service that Josh and his team provided. They were quick and professional all the while by going above and beyond re shingling my roof. They re calked my gutters fixed all questionable wood rot while keeping me on budget. I highly recommend him to anyone and plan on using him in the future.

T. PageNova Scotia


Interlocking Panels

Panels lock on all 4 sides and guaranteed to perform up to 120 m.p.h. hurricane winds.


Panels are designed to be installed directly to the roof deck. No need for problematic battens and strapping used to install barn grade products.

Concealed Fasteners

Concealed fasteners won’t wear out over time because they are never exposed the harsh conditions of the Canadian climate.

PVDF Coatings

Technologically advanced PVDF coatings are thermally set and unmatched in the industry for long term performance. Guaranteed to never crack, chip, or peel and covered by lifetime warranty.

Coastal Climate Roofing Considerations

  1. Sea Salt Spray: Buildings situated near the ocean are exposed to sea salt particles in the air at all times causing rapid oxidization (rusting). Be sure to check roofing product warranties for exclusions based on distance from the ocean.
  2. High Speed Winds: Environment Canada warnings for Nova Scotia report winds up to 120km/hr. Most roofing products will have a line in their warranty about high speed winds –  be sure to find a product that is guaranteed for at least 180km/hr if not greater.
  3. Moisture and Heat Retention: Humidity and moisture in Nova Scotia air tend to build up in the home, causing all sorts of moisture related problems. A non-porous roofing product that is placed on a properly ventilated roofing structure (attic or otherwise) can help extend the life of the home in general. Energy efficient cool roofing products are now available in the Eastern Provinces to help mitigate heat retention in the home and save on cooling bills.

Permanent Aluminum Roofing NS

Classic Aluminum Roofing Systems are available in Nova Scotia through the following independent dealers:

Halifax and Surrounding:

Accurate Roofing Nova Scotia
Project Manager + Estimator: Josh Stevens
Direct: 902-817-1967

Cape Breton and Glace Bay Area:

Next Level Renovations Ltd.
Project Manager + Estimator: James Somerton
Direct: 902-578-5888

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