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Perma Steel Roofing

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a steel roof noisy?

In an uninsulated building, yes it can be. Consider your attic insulation, the roof deck, the old shingles (which serve as an underlay) and the 1 inch air space that we've now created using 1x3 strapping. The noise caused by rain will be no louder than it was on the old asphalt roof.

The metal panel will also sit on a foam strip (which closes the ribs on the edge) of your roof as well as a ventilating foam will be installed on the ridge cap to close off the gaps between the ribs. These foams also dampen noise.

Can I walk on my new metal roof?

Yes you can! Every product we use is durable. The thinner products we us (the 29 gauge panel) is installed with a strapping spacing of 16 inches instead of 20 inches. This creates additional rigidity.

Will the steel rust in time?

All products used have a galvalume coating over the steel base, high quality colour systems and clear coats to keep the panel protected for decades. Our supplier will guarantee the colour without fading or rusting for 40 years.

Aren’t steel roofs heavy?

All of our products (by the square foot) are much lighter that asphalt. Since steel will keep itself clear of snow it’s technically a much lighter roof.

Why Metal?

Durability and longevity

Asphalt can require re-roofing every 12 to 20 years, with the average age of roofing replaced being only 17 years.

Great for your home, great for the environment.

According to the national association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into landfills every year. When compared, the recyclable contend of metal roofing panels is far superior to asphalt. When leaving the shingles in place you will do your part in helping our environment.

Long Term Value

A metal roof is a premium roof system which will add value to your home. Initially, a metal roof may cost more than an asphalt roof but considering the lifespan of a metal roof vs asphalt, it will indeed save you money over time.

Save money on heating and cooling

With home heating cost ever climbing, you may be surprised to know that metal roofs are excellent insulators. 83% of the sun's rays deflect off the surface of metal roofing, making your attic a lot cooler as well as your home.


Reasons to consider us

  • 12+ Years experience
  • Great ratings
  • Fully insured
  • BBB accredited
  • Premium Canadian and American products
  • 40 year product warranty
  • 5 year workmanship warranty
  • Competitive pricing
  • Credit card processing
  • Financing

Ben and his crew were great. Joe travelled to us with samples, was always on time and very helpful. Love our new steel roof!

Larry - Scotia Stairs Limited

Just had our roof done with black texured steel. It looks amazing and have many great comments on it. Very happy with customer service and pricing. Would recommend them for sure.

Brian Yorke | Facebook Review

Thrilled with the job these boys did with our roof, weeks earlier than we expected fast professional and friendly. Also learned that the profits from our job were donated to the church. Not only great work but good people!!

Laura Custance | Facebook Review

Wow! How often do you receive service with no glitches or hiccups. A seamless transaction which resulted in a great looking roof that several neighbours have stopped to compliment it. Great job Perma Steel Roofing team!!

Lisa Swan-Dean | Facebook Review