Most homeowners are aware of the fact that they are inevitably going to have to repair or completely replace their roof at some point, regardless of the traditional construction materials used throughout.
The overwhelming majority of traditional roofing materials are going to break down in any climate in about 10 or 15 years, meaning that over 30 years of home ownership you’ll have to replace your shingles and your roof at least twice – if not more, depending on the specific environmental conditions in your area, etc.
Thankfully though, there are other modern construction materials available that are more durable, and boast a longer lifetime than materials of the past. One of our favourite roofing materials are the Wakefield Bridge steel shingles. These roofing construction materials provide incredibly long-lasting durability (50 years or more compared to 10 or 15 years with more tradition shingles), at a similar price point.
Some homeowners are hesitant to try these new building materials, as they haven’t heard of them and aren’t sure if they will provide the performance they boast. We want to help you realize all of your options, and make sure you understand the advantages of new materials. Let’s break down some of the biggest advantages that Wakefield Bridge steel shingles have to offer.
Incredibly attractive and lightweight
The first thing that you are going to notice about Wakefield Bridge steel shingles is that they have been designed and engineered from the ground up to provide you with a beautiful home aesthetic that surpasses even the most high-end traditional materials.
Steel shingles have come a long way – they are now available in a wide variety of designs, finishes and colours that will compliment any exterior home design. Many people don’t think of the roof as an option in elevating the design of the home exterior, but a unique roof can help bring your design to the next level and turn your home into the envy of the neighbourhood.
Boasting a beautiful design, Wakefield Bridge steel shingles are also a lot lighter in weight compared to more traditional roofing materials (at least 60% lighter when compared to your average asphalt shingles covering the same area). This means you’ll put tremendously less stress on your home, which is a positive factor in maintaining the integrity of your home’s structure.
Durable protection against environmental factors
The major difference between Wakefield Bridge steel shingles and traditional asphalt shingles is that they are produced out of long-lasting steel components that will remain weatherproof for 50 years or more – 4 to 5 times longer than more traditional options.
Wakefield Bridge steel shingles are very durable and will stand up to the many wiles Mother Nature can unleash upon your home – wind, rain and hail, snow and ice, heat and prolonged exposure to the sun; steel shingles will withstand it all far more effectively than more traditional shingle materials. Wakefield Bridge steel shingles are tested to resist winds over 241 km/h or 150 mph and will stand up to the fiercest storms imaginable.
Wakefield Bridge steel shingles also boast premier rust resistance thanks to their unique corrosion coating; triple layered and baked on for the highest level of protection on the market.
Consider Wakefield Bridge steel shingles for your next roof upgrade – a tested product that you can trust to protect your home against the elements for decades to come.
Lucas O’Connor founded Lucas Roofing in 2008, and quickly became Ottawa’s roofing industry leader by providing customers with quality, reliable services and great value. Lucas Roofing has since expanded to include a full offering of professional contracting services, upholding the same values of quality and expert workmanship. Looking for Ottawa professional roofing services? Contact Lucas Contracting today!