A standing seam metal roof is a great choice for a homeowner because the roof requires very little maintenance and is extremely long-lasting. A standing seam metal roof is a good choice for young homeowners who may live in their home for many decades. With a standing seam metal roof, it’s unlikely the roof will ever have to be replaced .
What’s involved in a Standing Seam Metal Roof?
These types of roofs have metal panels that are placed vertically on the roof deck. The panels raised intraised interlocking seam which joins one pane to the next.
- Coverage Width – 18”
- Minimum Slope – 3:12
- Panel Attachment – Concealed – Fastening System and Clips
Advantages of a Standing Seam Metal Roof
- Weather resistant
No matter the metal chosen, the homeowner ends up with a roof that can withstand high winds and hail and is exceptionally waterproof and impervious to fire.
Many types of standing seam metal roofs weigh less than 200 pounds per square, making it easier to transport and therefore easy to install. Metal roofs are lighter than composite roofing, but still retain considerable strength and durability.
- Puncture resistant
Whether it’s from flying debris in a storm, contact with a nearby tree or an accidental misstep or other accident by a homeowner walking on the roof, punctures are a very common way for leaks to develop on roofs. But a standing seam metal roof is nearly puncture resistant.
- Natural reflectors
The rays of the sun naturally reflect off of metal roofs, which also can be covered with additional reflective coating to help create a cool roof. Instead of super-heating 70 to 80 degrees above the outside temperature, a metal roof reflects much of the sunlight and keeps the roof at a temperature closer the actual reading outside.