The Benefits of Metal Roofing and Cladding

Metal Roofing Offers Considerable Flexibility and Substantial Benefits

Aluminum Facade on Commercial BuildingIn the majority of cases, when people have cause/reason to think about roofing, the first image that typically comes to mind is asphalt shingles.  This reaction should not shock or surprise, as this is the most widely used material for new homes and roof replacements.

There is, however, another material that has gained increasing popularity over the last few decades; metal roofing.  While metal roofs by convention have been associated with barns and silos, the use of this material has grown steadily to now include a wider range of properties/buildings, such as:

  • Residential
  • Institutional
  • Commercial centres
  • Industrial complexes
  • Recreational facilities
  • Churches/places of worship

For property owners who might be considering the installation of metal roofing for their homes, places of business, or other types of buildings/structures, they can choose from several different metals, including:

  • Steel
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless steel
  • Various metal alloys

The installation of metal roofing offers property owners several benefits over other types of materials, notably asphalt shingles and wood/cedar shakes; these advantages consist of the following:

  • Minimal maintenance required
  • Durability (lifespan 40+ years)
  • Protection against fire and lightning
  • Resistance to mold/mildew formation
  • Energy efficiency (summer and winter)
  • Curb appeal – many styles, textures, colours
  • Flexibility – compliments most architectural styles
  • Enhances property value and potential resale value
  • Eco-friendly (metal often comes from recycled materials)

In order to appreciate these short-term and long-term benefits to their fullest, property owners need to rely on contractors with significant experience in metal roof installations. One such contractor with more than 25 years of roofing experience is Triumph Roofing, a leading roofing company in Southern Ontario, Alberta, and now Eastern Canada as well.

For more information on metal roofing installation by the experts at Triumph Roofing, visit our Metal Roofing Page.

Metal Cladding Offers Several Benefits for Commercial and Industrial Structures

Metal RoofingAnother prime use for metal in building construction, renovations, or upgrades relates to cladding, the application of one material (in this case metal) over another layer/material for the purposes of weather protection, noise reduction, and/or aesthetic appeal.

Metal cladding can be particularly useful for commercial properties, municipal facilities, and industrial operations; it is generally lightweight, relatively cost-effective and easy to install, and available in a variety of styles and finishes.

Aluminum is a commonly used metal in cladding for commercial and industrial properties although other exotic metals and metal alloys are options as well.  Metal cladding offers similar benefits to metal roofing, including:

  • Longevity
  • Toughness
  • Fire resistance
  • Energy efficiency
  • And more …

Once again, metal cladding requires expert design, construction, and installation in order to deliver long-term returns on investment.  Triumph Roofing offers the knowledge and skills needed in this regard in parallel fashion to the quality workmanship of their metal roof installations.

For supplementary information on Triumph Roofing’s services relative to metal cladding for commercial and industrial buildings, visit our Metal Cladding page.

Call the metal roofing and cladding installation specialists at Triumph Roofing today at 403-452-4114 in Calgary or 416-534-8877 in Toronto or Contact Us to request a Free Consultation on the installation of metal roofing and cladding for your property/structure.


  1. Great post! Very informative! Keep up the good work!

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