Offering The Best in Roofing with Metal

What do we do at Norsteel to make our clients happy?  We  make a splash with our new products and designs using metal roofing!  In this article we will talk a bit about designs, colours, some interesting statistics about metal roofing and why metal roofing is becoming popular demand.  A group called Metal Roofing Alliance was formed back in 1998 and they began tracking the roofing market, they reported that metal compromised just 4 percent of the residential reroofing market and 1 to 2 percent of the home construction market.  In 2009, a survey was conducted and it showed that overall market share of 11 percent in the residential reroofing segment and a 5.5 percent market share in the smaller new construction market. So now here we see that there has been an increase in metal roofing, but we are wondering why?  Well this is due to such amazing advantages of metal roofing.  On average, a non-metal roof lasts 10- 20 years.  Asphalt shingles only last up to 17 years, however metal roofing can last two to three times longer than that!  Now that’s amazing! 

Now here we can talk a bit about the roofs materials and colours. Because of its base material, metal roofing works as a weather-resistant system for a really long time. Residential metal roofs are made from galvanized steel, this can be Galvalume or aluminum, however other metals are available as well such as zinc or copper.  Also, these metal roofs are made from recycled content and can be recycled after the useful life of the building.  You may also add high performance coatings at any time during the manufacturing process to help prolong the life of the roofing panels.  Coatings also reduce energy consumption and improve solar reflectance. Highly reflective colours or dark colours formulated with special infrared reflective pigments reduce energy consumption.  70 percent of solar reflectance can be achieved from metal roofs.  Keep in mind that colours of a coating can affect a roof’s reflectivity.  Another advantage of metal roofing is that they are great for renewable energy systems. 

Now here we can look at pricing.  Metal roofing should be considered in terms of life and value not just on price.  We realize that the installed cost may be expensive than traditional roofing, however, metal roofs will last longer and help to lower utility bills.  They may also qualify for a tax credit of up to $1,500.  Part of the Stimulus package which originated in 2009, a credit can be given worth up to 30 percent of material cost up to $1,500 per building.  A metal roof can even lower some insurance premiums by as much as 35 percent.

Now that you have read some advantages of metal roofs, you now may want to consider getting a metal roof for your building.  For more information on metal roofs, please visit us at



4 Responses to “Offering The Best in Roofing with Metal”

  1. 1 Liquid Rubber June 16, 2010 at 6:14 am

    You are offering good services, i am really happy to read out this, today everyone is going for metal roofing, thanks for providing such great services.

  2. 2 Roofing Santa Clarita Glendale June 16, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Metal roofing is by far the most cost effective and energy efficient roofing available at the moment. It can withstand fire, and wind gusts over 140mph it resists daily ware and tare of snow, rain, slate, ice and many other issues. It comes in a variety of styles that offers a unique yet chic style. At Apex Enterprise Roofing, Inc we offer a variety of roofing solutions such as flat roofs, metal roofs and many more. We service Santa Clarita, Glendale, the San Fernando Valley, and Southern California and we offer services of roof installation, roof maintenance, and emergency roof repair. Contact us today for your free estimate.

  3. 3 Roofing San Jose June 17, 2010 at 6:14 am

    many companies offering green roof services, green roof designs  and systems and modular green roofs, you need a company that is qualified and competent to provide you with these services.

  4. 4 Deidre Kiani December 1, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I’ve struggled with getting competent advice on the best techniques for a roof replacement

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