Perhaps you are in the market for a new roof. Yet, the roof was replaced less than 10 years before. What do you do? Go online and find roofing contractors in your area? Look for the cheapest price?

Before you make any decision, you owe it to yourself and your family to re this properly. Replacing a new roof, assuming it’s only the shingles, can be done in several ways. Using traditional asphalt shingles or shakes only means that you are providing the family home with a temporary solution. Shakes and shingles do not wear well in our climate. That’s a fact.

A l roof is a better alternative. No doubt a replacement steel roof using the existing decking will be more expensive. It will, however continue to pay for itself and actually add value to your home. A quality steel roof should last at least 50 years; an asphalt shingled roof may have to be replaced three to five times in the same time frame – and, after the third layer of asphalt, everything will need to be stripped off and you start over.

However, a new steel roof will only be as good as the contractor you come to terms with.

Re contractors thoroughly. How long have they been in business? How much experience do they have? Do they have a real office in your region – or are they a virtual company? Are they insured? Are they covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board? What is their Better Business Bureau rating? Will a contractor provide you with job site references, will they also encourage you to visit them. A reputable and reliable steel roofing contractor will always stand behind their warranty because they believe, they have faith in the product they sell and install.

Always trust your own instincts. If something sounds too good to be true…

Asphalt shingles begin to depreciate immediately after installation. A lWorks® steel roof professionally installed by Roofing Systems requires no maintenance and reduces energy and insurance costs, reinforces the investment value and will not cost you money to maintain! Why ‘rent’ a roof you could own? For more information, please visit www..com.

Colleen AlvesVice President

l Roofing Systems is a family owned company that has been providing home improvement solutions for Canadians since 1976 and l roofing solutions for nearly 20 years. has worked on thousands of residential and commercial projects across Ontario and it is their mission to provide exceptional customer service from the first consultation to the final installation.

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