If you are a contractor or a client, here is the information that you need to know:
YOU ARE A CLIENT
Check with your provincial authorities to find out about current recommendations for renovation projects. In some parts of Canada, contractors are allowed to present quotes and carry out renovation projects starting in the upcoming days and weeks.
For example, in Quebec, all renovation projects will be allowed to start on May 11th 2020. In Ontario and Alberta, there is no set date for construction and home renovations to be relaunched. As such, strict guidelines are still in order. Please consult your provincial government website for specific information.
In the meantime, RenoQuotes is here to put you in touch with our network of contractors. We encourage clients and contractors to follow the rules and guidelines enforced by provincial authorities.
Consult our article for tips on how to organize your project remotely: How to Receive Quotes Remotely
Be sure to check out the following article for general information about renovations during this extraordinary situation: Renovation projects in the time of COVID-19
YOU ARE A CONTRACTOR
Guidelines vary from one province to another. As the information is changing daily, we encourage you to consult your local government website for specific information.
In any case, you will have to adapt your practices when presenting quotes and carrying out the work. In some areas, only remote communications are permitted. For advice on how to present a quote remotely, check out this article: 3 tips to present quotes remotely
If you meet with a client in person and start working on a project, strict hygiene and social distancing measures must be adopted. Here's another article that could interest you: What you need to know about construction sites reopening
Do you need financial help for your renovation company? Check out this article: Guide to financial assistance programs for Canadian businesses
Last modified: 2020-03-06 | Approximate reading time 3 mins
Although less popular than the traditional asphalt shingle roof or the flat roof, steel roofs are an excellent option in terms of roofing materials.
RenoQuotes.com followed roofing expert Danny Lauzon on one of his steel roofing jobs in Montreal. Check out this interview to learn more about steel roofing.
The contractor generously agreed to answer our questions in order to provide useful information about this roofing material.
A steel roof has a longer lifespan than a standard asphalt shingle roof. This is due to the fact that the paint that protects the steel has a guarantee of 40 to 50 years. Once it gets old, you just have to redo the painting and you’ll be good for another 40 to 50 years. Therefore, your steel roof will be functional as long as the paint is well maintained. I've seen many steel roofs that were installed 180 to 200 years ago. Steel roofs last more than a lifetime.
One major drawback would be the price: steel roofs are usually more expensive than conventional flat roofs or asphalt shingle roofs. Also, raindrops are noisier when they fall on a metal roof. It may be a problem for some people, but I’ve never heard any complaints about it.
It can cost you from two to 4, 5 or even 6 times the price of an asphalt shingle roof. The price will depend on the complexity of the steel cover, the type of product that is installed and the roof's slopes. If the slopes are steep, the installation process will be longer and more complex, which will increase the final price.
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It usually takes at least two to three days to install a standard steel roof but it depends on the results you want. For example, the roof can have visible or hidden screws or other particularities that take more or less time. For this site, it has taken us 6 days to install the steel cover. Since the roof was “new”, we didn’t have to tear off the old roof. That has definitely saved us some time.
If your contractor is specialized in steel roofing, their experience should make them more efficient. However. contractors who are not used to working with steel will find it difficult. Since our company often installs steel roofing –about 30% of the roofs on which we work- it is rather easy for us. Steep slopes, dormer windows, ledges and wall covering will definitely increase the difficulty level of the installation process.
Not necessarily. I always say that the first question you should ask yourself is how much your budget allows you to do. Since a steel roof can be quite expensive, not everyone will be able to install it on their house. If you have the budget, I would strongly advise you to choose steel roofing.
Not only is it a long-term investment, but it will also increase the value of your house. Also, you won’t have to pay for frequent repairs like for an asphalt shingle roof. Nowadays, many beautiful steel roofs are available in the residential roofing market.
We have several other articles about steel roofing and other types of metal roofs:
RenoQuotes.com can help you get quotes for your roof renovation project. If you submit your project to us, we’ll put you in contact with the appropriate contractors. Fill in the form on the homepage (it only takes a few minutes), and you will receive quotes from trusted contractors and roofing companies.
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