Steel Roofing Contractors in Toronto

 
 

As local Toronto-based steel roofing installation experts with 30+ years of experience, we work hard to ensure Torontonians have high-quality, durable roofs to protect their homes that would last a lifetime. Working closely with both residential and commercial clients, we determine the current roof type, roof weaknesses, and can then design the best fitting roof for your needs. One of the best products for a long-lasting roof is steel.

Roofs, like foundations, are essential to the longevity of a property. Whether commercial or residential, if the roof leaks, the rest of the property will incur damage. If the roof has openings, small creatures will make themselves at home. Having a long-lasting roof crafted from premium materials you can trust by an experienced team makes all the difference in protecting your building from damage and rot. Steel provides a multitude of advantages to homeowners.

Benefits of Steel Roofing

Metal roof installations tend to be a more costly addition to your home, but for a good reason. Compared to other materials like composite or asphalt, a steel roof is a lifetime product that will give your home durability like no other. Some of the major benefits include:

  • Reduced Energy Bill – In the winter, a metal roof retains the heat in your home for a lower gas or electricity cost. In the summer, steel roofs reflect heat, keeping your home cooler.
  • Premiums for Insurance Decrease – Due to the structural durability of steel, there are often insurance benefits attached. Steel roofs are less likely to retain damage from falling branches, snow, hail, or fire.
  • Resistance to Elements – Steel does not buckle, bend, or warp in rain or sunshine. It also protects your home better from the elements as it is resistant to wind, water, and fire.
  • Aesthetically Superior than Traditional Materials – Steel roofs come in a variety of profiles to meet the aesthetic preferences of each project. Metal roofs are customizable and come in many colour options. The installation practices are the most environmental because metal roofs can allow for the existing shingles to stay on the roof, resulting in no shingle waste.
  • Steel Roofs can be Installed Over Your Existing Roof – Unlike the installation of a new shingle roof, steel roofs can go on top of your existing roof, creating less time and money spent removing your initial roof.

The Steel Roof Application Process

There’s a reason we are one of the leading roofing companies in Toronto. Our metal roof installation method is proven to be highly efficient and extremely economical. Each roof we install is of the highest standard. We train our team in the best and most up to date metal roof installation processes, use the highest quality materials and listen to our client’s concerns. One of the ways we set ourselves apart from competitor steel roof contractors is by always keeping our customers informed.

Installing a steel roof is different from other roof types. Below is a list of the basic steps we use in the installation process.

  1. Shingle Removal – Before getting started, we trim your current shingles or remove them altogether. This is an optional procedure and depends on variables like roof age, material, number of layers, and customer preference. Leaving your current shingles in place has several benefits, including soundproofing, additional insulation, environmentalism, and cost reduction.
  2. Waterproofing – The next step is adhering a breathable membrane to the roof to seal roof vents and reduce moisture buildup. This membrane catches moisture and prevents it from entering your home.
  3. Creating a New Vent – With the closing of existing vents, we create a new vent at the ridge.
  4. Close Gaps and Openings – To deter insects and unwanted pests, we use wire mesh to further close any gaps and openings in your roof structure.
  5. Double Frame Application – A double frame is applied to create a space of 3-inches between the deck of your roof and the metal roofing panel. This allows your roof to breathe.
  6. Metal Panel – Aimed Group will provide you with an expert opinion on the correct material to complete your roof. Aimed offers different gauge steel (22, 24, 26-gauge) depending on the building and application. The metal panels and metal flashings are the final step to installing your steel roof.

Common Questions We Receive as Steel Roofing Contractors

As metal roofing contractors, there are a variety of questions we receive frequently. The most common being:

What types of materials do you recommend to use for steel roofing?

At Aimed Group, we primarily use high-quality galvanized steel. They are baked coloured products that have a galvanized layer underneath to protect the inner layer from corrosion thus helping extend the lifespan of the steel panel. Due to galvanized steel’s durability, you will save money on repairs and replacements in the long run.

What is causing my roof to leak?

Your roof could be leaking for several reasons, most relating to damage such as warping and lifting of tiles. Leaks are bad news, not only because they allow rain and snow into your home, but because insects and small animals can find an entrance to your home.

Why are the shingles on my roof warping?

Shingles warp over time due to the elements. Water, wind, and even the sun causes the materials on your roof to change in form and texture. Ventilation is also a contributing factor to your shingles warping. When heat is trapped in the roof it causes the shingles to be “cooked” from underneath. Therefore, it’s important to get your roof inspected regularly.

How do I extend the life of my roof?

Hiring professional metal roofers is the best way to guarantee a long-lasting roof. Our team is extremely careful with our air compressor pressure and trusted materials, safeguarding against nails driving too deep into the roof and causing unnecessary damage, which could later turn into leaks. Having your roof regularly inspected, replacing your roof when it needs replacing, and keeping your gutters clear are important to your roof’s longevity.

How often should I have my roof inspected?

Most roofing companies recommend an inspection once a year to ensure any damage is patched and loose tiles are replaced. The best time to have your roof inspected is early fall. This is to catch any problems before heavy rains come and then begin to freeze as temperatures decrease.

Do I need to replace my roof?

Yes, eventually, you will need to replace your roof, but the timeline depends on the materials used, the quality of the craftsmanship, and the type of damage your roof takes over the years. A new roof can last anywhere between 15 and 50 years, which is quite a large range. At Aimed Group, we work hard to ensure our client’s roofs last as long as possible. We do this by using the highest quality materials and having an experienced team work on each installation. Many steel roofs last longer than 50 years.

Contact Aimed Group

Aimed Group is dedicated to the homeowners of Toronto, GTA and the surrounding area. We strive to improve the longevity and durability of client homes through our contractor services. Steel roofs have become popular in Ontario over the past decade, and it’s no surprise as to why. When compared to other metals, steel roofs are the most flexible in its use Aimed Group’s metal roofing systems will last a lifetime while reducing energy costs and increasing the value of your home. If you are interested in getting steel roofing installed in the GTA, we can help.

For more information on steel roofs or to speak with a steel roof contractor, we invite you to contact Aimed Group at 1-905-505-0162.

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