Given that there are a number of options when it comes to roofing materials for commercial and residential buildings, you might be wondering how today’s modern insulated roof panels measure up to the most popular alternatives. We don’t have the space to publish an exhaustive treatise on the matter, but hope that the facts contained in this short guide will be of some use to those who are currently weighing up the options for a new building.
Insulated Metal Roof Panels in Canada vs. the Alternatives
There are a number of alternatives from which to choose when constructing a new residence or industrial building but we will confine ourselves to those most commonly used, for the sake of brevity.
- Asphalt Shingles – A popular choice for both residential and commercial properties, asphalt shingles are undoubtedly cheaper than any type of quality metal roofing panels that you can purchase in Canada at the moment, with or without integral insulation. However, the initial cost savings come at a price. Compared to insulated metal roof panels in Canada, asphalt shingles are less attractive, less durable, and less efficient as far as thermal insulation is concerned.
- Concrete – While concrete can prove to be a cost effective alternative in certain types of buildings, and offers quite good thermal insulation, it is some 20 times heavier than metal panels. Because of this, much more money has to be spent on reinforcing the rest of the building when choosing a concrete roof. If you are looking for durable, thermally efficient and economical roofing materials, insulated metal panels are a much better option.
- Uninsulated Metal Panels – Standard metal roofing panels are popular, owing to their durability, lightweight design and ease of installation. However, they offer little in the way of thermal insulation, as you can imagine, so for those individuals and organisations who wish to use energy efficient building materials, insulated metal roof panels in Canada are a far superior choice.
Installing insulated metal panels is a possibility that is well worth considering, not just for the energy efficiency and durability factors mentioned above, but also because they are easy to install and when mineral fiber is the insulation material of choice, they form an excellent, fire resistant barrier. Wherever you are located in Canada, feel free to call Eco Insulated Panel Manufacturing Inc. for more information about our product range. Call 1-855-838-9393 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.