Metal Roofing Contractors

Coquitlam Roofing Contractors – Specialists 

If you want a long-lasting and durable roof then metal roofing is what you should be thinking about and Coquitlam Roofing Contractors are specialists at installing metal roofs.  We all want a beautiful home, and with the installation of a metal roof, your home can attain very desirable and sophisticated looks that could be the envy of the neighborhood.

roof with grey metal roofing shingles

 Advantages of Metal Roofing Shingles

  • Durable. Metal roofing shingles are so durable and last up to 50 years they increase the value of your home or business exponentially.  When you realize that the normal asphalt shingle roof lasts only 17 years, the higher cost is worth the extra money in Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland.  Also, reduces repairs and maintenance over time making it cost effective and is recyclable.
  • Styles. There are a lot of different designs, textures, and colors with different paint processes to choose from.  These should match the area you live in.  For example, a metal roof that works well in the cooler northern area like Coquitlam will not be the best choice for someone who lives in the warmer southern areas of White Rock.
  • Weather. You should also take into consideration if living in a wildfire zone where cedar shingles would no work well.  Metal shingles that look like cedar shingles have a big benefit in that they have a “Class A” Fire Warranty.  In northern areas metal roofing protects against hail storms, heavy snow, and other extreme weather events found in Coquitlam.

Underlayments For Metal Roofing

You could use metal roofing material on a new home roof or retro-fit and metal give you the reflex ability and barrier benefits as well.  You will get an air gap under that roof, and that of course, is your best practice.

In Coquitlam and surrounding areas, you need adequate air space and lack of it is a typical problem.   Some contractors skip the installation of purlins and place the metal right on the deck.  With the amount of condensation or moisture in Coquitlam, this practice is not recommended.

When you put on a metal standing seam roof or architectural panels, you need to create a space between the deck and metal panels to allow airflow to remove the moisture.  A breather membrane such as a 3D mesh is going to space it off the roof.  And underneath that instead of a standard underlayment, you can use an ice and water shield over the entire roof.

You want an underlayment with a structured separating layer.  This will provide drainage and ventilation under metal roof cladding

If you require top-notch expertise in roofing, get in touch with Coquitlam Roofing Contractors.