Ottawa's Premier Metal Roofing Installation Company
Rydel Roofing is one of the premier metal roofing companies in Ottawa. Boasting industry-leading craftsmanship, attention to detail and an unmatched level of customer service, we aspire to be the best of the best in metal roofing. As professionally certified installers for Wakefield Bridge, Americana and Jr. H-F, we have the ability to match every style of home with a product that will both compliment the overall design and pass the test of time.
We are the first to tell prospective clients that metal roofs aren’t for everyone. When installed properly they look amazing and last seemingly forever but how one know if it’s right for them and their home? Ask yourself these questions:
- How long do you plan on staying in your home?
- Is your project budget sensitive?
- Would you rather spend $10,000 every 10-15 years for the next 50 years or $30,000 once?
- Do you intend on passing your house down to your kids or grandkids?
- Do you care if you have the best roof on the block?
For homeowners who prefer long-term planning, intend on passing down their home to the next generation in their family or who are looking to make their home stand out from the rest of the block, a metal roof can be a fantastic option.
While the average asphalt roof lasts 10-20 years in the extreme weather conditions of Ottawa, homeowners with a metal roof won’t have to worry about replacing theirs for 40-60 years. Metal roofing materials are one also of the most versatile, customizable, weather resistant and long lasting roofing materials on the planet.
In relation to curb appeal, a metal roof has the ability to simulate any surface from slate to tile to wood shakes, full-length panels and more. Whether you are designing a craftsman home, rustic farmhouse, ultra-modern mansion or simply want to add some modern flair to a mid-century ranch house, the style of roof you select can have a huge impact on how well it all comes together.
If you think a metal roof is right for your home, we’d be happy to provide you with a free estimate. Simply fill out our online form below and we’ll be happy to get back to you during the same day.
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Metal Roof Myths and Facts
Metal Roof Myth #1: Metal Roofs are great for preventing ice dams
False – Generally speaking, the main cause of ice dams is poor ventilation and improper attic insulation. Homeowners who add a metal roof without considering these factors are still susceptible to ice dams.
Metal Roof Myth #2: My metal roof lowers the cost of heating and cooling my home.
True and False: While metal roofs are great for reflecting heat, they are only part of the solution. Homeowners who wish to reduce their overall heating and cooling costs must also consider insulation, windows and ventilation.
Metal Roof Myth #3: My metal roof will increase the resale value of my home.
True: Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular for home buyers. It could be the perception of well built home that a metal roofs give off to potential buyers or simply the notion that the homeowner won’t have to worry about the roof but a recent study published by Remodeling Magazine shows that homes sold with a metal roof had a resale value of 6% higher than those with asphalt roofs.
Metal Roof Myth #4: Metal roofs are louder than asphalt roofs
False – Properly installed metal roofs require a solid layer of sheathing and plywood along with a higher quality underlayment than most asphalt roofs. Together, they typically result in a roof that substantially quieter than an asphalt shingle roof.
Metal Roof Myth #5: Metal roofs make your house hot
Very False – Metal roofs will actually help cool your home in the summer and heat your home during the winter. Because metal disperses energy more rapidly than asphalt shingles, it will maintain a more consistent temperature in your attic and help reduce overall heating and cooling costs by up to 40% when paired with a well insulated, vented and sealed home.
Metal Roof Myth #6: Metal roofs are heavy
False – Depending on the brand, style and thickness of metal you chose, metal roofs are up to 50% lighter than the standard asphalt shingle roof.
Metal Roof Myth #7: It’s ok to install a metal roof overtop of my existing shingles.
False – We hear this all of the time and while you are welcome to do what you want to your home, we highly advise against installing a metal roof overtop of your existing shingles. It blows our minds that someone who is choosing a life-long solution like a metal roof would want to cut corners by building on top of old shingles. A new metal roof deserves new plywood, fresh underlayment and proper attention to detail. Aside from us being sticklers for detail and moderately OCD, it’s important to remove all the old roofing materials for the following reasons:
- Old shingles curl over time and as they do, it puts upward pressure on the new metal roof.
- Any moisture that could be stuck underneath old shingles will be trapped underneath the new surface and will inevitably cause mould, mildew and degrade the plywood on your roof.
- Without removing the old shingles, you’ll never know if your existing plywood is in good condition.
- Most major metal roofing manufacturers do not honour warranties for metal roofs installed overtop of old shingles.