Metal roofs are increasingly making their way onto urban homes in Canada as they help add interest to the design of the structure, according to this article. The material is deemed more sustainable than asphalt shingles, since its life span is about twice as long, and it's made from recyclable materials. Metal roofs also come in different colors, and the standing-seam metal roof is gaining acclaim with architects because it can complement the design of a modern, urban house.

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