Good Investments – Standing Seam Roof
Requests for residential metal roofing have become more common with the newly available aesthetic options. The popularity comes from knowledge of how sturdy and versatile metal commercial roofing is. Homeowners want the same performance from their roofs, and the additional cost has proven worthwhile in savings over the many years ahead.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Standing seam roofs are some of the favored types of metal roofs becoming prevalent. Stop imagining the corrugated tin roofs you see on warehouses. In these applications, wide panels of metal – usually coated steel but possibly copper, aluminum, or other metal – are installed in an overlapping manner.
- A seam runs continuously from the top of the roof to the edge.
- Continuous panels of metal – 12 to 19 inches wide – are run down the length of the roof.
- The panels overlap to conceal seam fasteners.
- The standing seam (in Step 1) literally “stands” over these fasteners at a height that usually varies between 1 – 2 ½”.
Advantages of Standing Seam Roofs
All metal roofing offers great advantage to homeowners, not the least of which is durability. If your roof is beyond repair, replacing it with a standing seam metal roof guarantees greater impact resistance, fire resistant, weather resistant, and can last up to 50 years or more. Metal roofs are low maintenance as well.
Save money with less maintenance or damage repair, as well as with lower energy costs. Light colored coating on the metal reflects more heat than standard asphalt shingles.
If you are thinking of investing in a metal roof, let GreenLeaf Roofing help you decide if a standing seam roof is the right idea for you. We have roofing installation experts ready to answer your questions and help you make the best choice.