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Roof coating

Roof coating
Unlike the majority of roofing materials, steel is available in a wide range of colors. Besides, painted steel retains its brightness for several years and shows no discoloration problem.

Metallic coating: the aesthetic side of it

Steel roofing is available in a variety of shapes and can even mimic conventional type of covering such as asphalt shingles. By choosing this kind of roofing, you can easily get a traditional look while enjoying the benefits of steel.

Steel covering: An ecological option

Besides being environmentally friendly due to the recycled materials used to produce this type of covering, steel roofing provides energy efficient properties that will affect your “financial environment”. Since a steel shingles helps to retain heat inside the house, the heating costs are reduced during the coldest months of the year. In addition, steel roofing of certain colors have a high degree of reflectivity so that they better reflect the sun’s rays, which can reduce cooling costs by warmer weather.

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The useful life of steel is 2 to 3 times longer than that of other conventional roofing materials. Thus, over a period of 40 years, a roof with a conventional coating should be done three times while a steel roof requires only initial installation. In addition, you will make long-term savings, as steel shingle requires no maintenance.

Given that steel increases durability of the roof and promotes energy efficiency of your property, it will increase by itself as a steel roof insurability and value of your home.

Metal roof: a sustainable product

ToleConsidering all roofing materials, steel is unquestionably the most durable; it resists any temperature, including freezing and thawing, extreme temperatures and high winds. Furthermore, unlike conventional materials, it’s non-combustible and therefore, cannot catch fire.

Steel has a natural high corrosion and mouldiness resistance. First, the smooth surface of steel makes it more difficult for accumulation of aerial particles on the roof. Then steel does not absorb water as conventional roofs, which greatly reduces the probability of mould growth. Finally, it means that roof will require less, and maybe never, repair or refurbishment time.

By the way, the Metallic coatings SuperVic™ metal coatings of Vicwest Company offer spans over 20 inches. They got a superior strength, they are easily adjustable and require fewer brackets and fasteners. Therefore, you will see a difference in the labour-saving work, your budget and the quantities of materials. SuperVic is a product of choice for lasting protection with low cost. This is accompanied by a guarantee up to 50 years. So you will sleep peacefully under your new roof!

Roof estimation online

For more information or to compare features with traditional asphalt shingles, visit our online calculator. You can create your own projects, estimate them and try different types of covering product for your roof.


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