Do you need a new roof but don’t know what type of material to use? Metal standing seam roofs are a great option for homeowners who want a durable, long-lasting roof without having to worry about maintenance.
What Is Metal Standing Seam?
It is important that you understand that metal standing seam roofs are not like traditional metal roofs. Standing seam roofs are those that have continuous panels of metal roofing that run from the home’s roof ridge down to the eaves. Seams between the metal panels are connected by fasteners that are raised above the roofing just a bit. This is where the term “standing seam” comes from. The seam of the panels is standing or raised, instead of being mounted flush.
The fasteners can differ in size, anywhere from 0.5 inches to 1.5 inches in height. The fasteners are concealed so that when you look at the roof, you only see a smooth ridge that extends from the eave to the top of your roof. The panels can also vary in size from 12 inches to 19 inches in width. They are typically constructed of aluminum or steel coated with galvalume.
Benefits of Metal Standing Seam Roofing
Durability and Longevity
One of the biggest advantages of metal standing seam roofs is their durability and longevity. Standing seam metal roofs are designed to last for decades — up to 50 years in some cases — with minimal maintenance required. This means that you won’t have to worry about replacing your roof anytime soon! Additionally, metal standing seam roofs are less likely to suffer from damage due to inclement weather such as high winds or hail, which makes them well suited for areas prone to extreme weather conditions.
Beauty and Versatility
Metal standing seam roofs can also add an aesthetically pleasing element to your home. The distinctive look of these roofs can help enhance the curb appeal of any property and make it stand out from its neighbors. Additionally, metal standing seams come in a variety of colors and textures so you can customize your roof based on your preferences. This makes them incredibly versatile and suitable for any style home, whether modern or traditional.
Costs and Maintenance
The cost of metal standing seam roofs is relatively high compared to other types of materials such as shingle or asphalt, but they are still more affordable than slate or tile roofing materials. Additionally, while metal standing seams require minimal maintenance, they still need periodic inspections from professionals to ensure that they remain in good condition over time. These costs should be taken into consideration when deciding if this type of roof is right for you.
Metal standing seams are an excellent option for homeowners looking for a durable, long-lasting roof that adds beauty and value to their homes without requiring too much maintenance over time. While the upfront costs may be relatively high compared to other types of roofing materials, the savings on repair and replacement costs will more than make up for it over time. If you’re considering replacing your current roof with a metal standing seam roof, contact us today for more information!