4 Metal Roofing Purchasing Tips to Get the Best Price

When you are ready to buy a new metal roof system for your home or business, knowing a few tips can help you get the best price possible. The fact is metal roofs have the distinction of saying that they are permanent and last a Lifetime. Metal Roofing comes at a few different price points considering all the options like thickness, style, colour and the type of roofing material you can buy. With a variety of beautiful choices metal roofing is premium product that will always have more of an upfront cost attributed to it as compared to traditional asphalt. However with these 4 insider tips you can still get a great price on real value and be assured that this is your absolute last roofing purchase, EVER.

1. Purchase Existing Inventory: 

In many cases a metal roofing company orders more initial material than what is required by a job. This is to ensure the installation crews will not run short on roof materials at the job. Roofing Companies also place large material purchase orders which results in lower pricing and in some cases an overstocked warehouse.

Most roofing companies will try and move that pre-purchased stock to liquidate the items as the clock starts ticking on its value. Once it accumulates some dust for a while, most business owners will have the urge to turn the overhead sitting in inventory into cash. Buying from a metal roofing companies inventory is always a great way to get a better price than having them purchase new material for your roofing project. Contact one of our sales staff directly and ask about Double AA Roofing’s current metal roofing inventory. We will also post promotions and events right here on our blog to keep you in the loop in the event of cash and carry and other promotional sales.

Metal Roofing Purchasing Tips

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Summerside Steel Shingles

New Canadian Made Metal Roofing Product

Summerside™  Steel Shingles

Professionally Installed by Double AA Roofing

Strength, Beauty and Affordable Protection for your Home:

You need much more than a roof over your head, Summerside Steel Shingles are a complete roofing system. Our new Canadian manufacture is proud to present Summerside Steel Shingles are designed to outlast and out-preform traditional roofing materials. Made from a thicker 28 gauge steel with a double embossed finish, so they’re stronger than most other steel shingle roofing systems. The unique four way interlocking system tightens on all four sides to resist wind uplift and harsh Canadian climates in both winter and summer.

Summerside Steel Shingles are designed to last. And, while traditional shingles are lower in initial cost, they have a very limited lifespan and will have to replace them many times over as compared to getting your very last roof. Combining the rustic appearance of cedar with the strength of steel, Summerside Steel Shingles are available in an assortment of natural colours to enhance and compliment the look of your home.


Summerside Steel Shingle Colours:

Summerside Steel Shingles Colours

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5 Reason People Buy Metal – New Animated Video!

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Metal Roofing is Migrating from Rural to Urban Rooftops

Metal Roofing Architecture in the City

Metal roofs have always been seen on rural barn buildings and country homes, thanks to their practical advantages and longevity. They’re durable and cover large surface areas much easier than working with traditional shingles. Standing Seam and Rib Steel sheets come in standard width’s of 3 feet and are cut to length of the building.

But they are now also fashionable among architects and builders who are drawn to them for their environmental benefits and ability to complement the modernist sensibility of their creations. Metal roofs were a prominent part of the Toronto Fall Home Show earlier this month, a clear sign of the material’s migration from rural to urban. Their popularity has been growing for several years for architects, who say metal is an ideal way to showcase a part of a dwelling that is often treated as a design afterthought.

Urban Metal Roofing

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Are all Metal Roof Coatings the Same?


Double AA Roofing provides a variety of metal roofing products that come with an advanced UV Coating which not only protects you from the suns rays, it allows us to offer you the best Warranties in the industry. New technologies in metal roof coatings has allowed for 4 major benefits including…

  • Extreme Weather Protection
  • 40 year+ Fade Protection
  • Energy Savings for both Heating & Cooling (EnergyStar Rated)
  • Longevity & Overall Durability

Metal Roof Coatings

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Congratulations to Ideal Roofing!

Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Photo Contest!

Congratulations to Ideal Roofing for winning FIRST PLACE in multiple categories for the 2013 CSSBI Annual Photo Contest, all photos were submitted online using the CSSBI People’s Choice voting system.

The winners and runners-up for the Photo contest were announced at our Annual CSSBI Member Meeting on June 9, 2013 in Halifax, NS.

Thank you to everyone for supporting our manufacturing and making our Steel Roofing Products the number one choice among home owners and the construction industry abroad! Read the Original Post from the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute Here.



Residential Steel Roofing Photo Winner

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Long List of Home Improvement Websites

Fall Home Improvement Season is on Now!

Here is a List of Home Improvement Website Links to Get you Started…

The Fall Home Improvement Season through October is here and many homeowners are scurrying to get those last minute home improvement projects done before winter.

Double AA Roofing recently posted a study from Harvard University about Homeowner’s staying in their houses longer and that was a “good thing” for economic growth in fourth quarter for construction and home remodeling industries.

They stated that most people are due to stay in their current homes longer and are looking to protect their homes using the most sustainable and durable products available on the market today.  We put together this list of Home Improvement Website links to help guide your projects this year, or to give you some great reading material for those cold winter months, below are some of our favorite Canadian websites for home improvement projects and across the board DIY.

Home Improvement Links

  • HomeDepot: How-To-Centre Our know-How Centre has buying guides, project guides, videos & workshop information. The ultimate resource of how-to content for the do-it-yourselfer…
  • Canadian Tire Video’s Do you have a small job or do-it-yourself repair project you’d like to tackle, but you’re not sure where to start? Canadian Tire has the videos and tutorials you need to complete the work with ease. Just browse through our video library and get the information you need fast.
  • HGTV Canada Get DIY home design tips and decorating plans from your favorite HGTV celebrities!
  • DIY Network Including interior, exterior, and “infrastructure” projects, this is perhaps the perfect website for discovering projects you can do around your home, including learning from their experts.
  • Consumer Information Canada The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency. The CMHC website contains a section which focuses on home renovation information, including fact sheets, videos and an in-depth guide to renovating a home.
  • House And Home DIY This is a great site for Do-it-Yourselfer’s and getting what you want out of your home. Try one of these projects, plus watch how-to videos!
  • Do It Yourself This site has great ideas, informative articles, and very active forums where questions are regularly being asked and answered by folks just like you.
  • Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Forum Canada’s online resource for woodworking and Home Improvement: Develop your skills, Tool your shop, Build your dreams. Project plans, technical articles, tips, plans, jigs, products and Home Improvement chat
  • And, of course, we love our own Metal Roofing Blog and hope that you do, too!

What ever your Home Improvement plans are this year Double AA Roofing is here to answer any questions you may have about roofing. We provide free metal roofing estimates for those looking for a permanent solution to re-roofing their homes.

The Life Cycle of A Traditional Roof

Asphalt Roofing Shingle Life Cycle

When your new asphalt shingle roof was installed, friends neighbors may have remarked how it enhanced the beauty of your home. However, research indicates that aging begins soon after the shingles are installed and progresses rapidly during the initial curing phase of its life cycle. During this stage, granule loss may occur, small blisters may develop, or the shingles may curl slightly at their edges. You may even notice that this curling is more pronounced during cold weather and the shingles may lie flat as temperatures rise. The good news, however, is that after this curing stage the shingles enter a long period of aging, which lasts for the major portion of the shingle’s natural life.

Asphalt Roofing Lifecycle Chart

We like most consumer’s were not surprised to hear this as it was presented to at a recent metal roofing training seminar we attend. During the talk they passed out a brochure comparing asphalt to metal and what you could expect from a traditional asphalt roof. You can download the entire brochure here, but I have created most of its contents here in this blog post.
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Think Final First

New Home Building Construction

Why Not Start with Permanent Metal Roofing?


Often times when we are planning our new dream home we are in conversations with our Home Builder for new home construction, but some of the finer questions never really come across the table. One of these is what type of roofing material would you like on your home? If more people knew about all the benefits of metal roofing I am sure it would be the most requested product for roofing in 2013 and beyond. The reason? PERMANENCE plain and simple. It is a beautiful, durable and affordable solution to roofing your home for the long term.

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Windsor’s Meet The Experts: Fall Home Show

Windsor Fall Home Show

Sept. 28 & 29 2013

Holiday Inn & Suites

1855 Huron Church RoadWindsor Fall Home Show

Come out and meet the Experts in Home Improvements. We will be located in the Ambassador Ballroom Saturday from 9am-5pm Sunday from 11am-4pm at the Holiday Inn Suites. We are also very excited to announce that we will be broadcasting live with the team from AM800 “Experts On Call” with Arms Bumanlag and Angelo Aversa.

There will be a multitude of home show experts on location and will be pleased to meet with you! These home improvement experts will be showcasing afternoon presentations and demonstrations from companies like:

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