Posted January 7, 2015 by CreativeBuildingSupply
What is Standing Seam Metal Roofing?
If you’ve been paying attention to recent construction trends, chances are you’ve come across Standing Seam metal roofing. This ultra-tough roofing option provides a number of benefits over traditional asphalt roofing materials. While it’s more expensive up front, the long-term durability helps offset the expense.
Standing Seam panels are laid flat along the roof, but the seams where panels meet are concealed in vertical ridges along each end of the panel. These raised ridges run from the roof’s ridge down to the eaves, and can vary in height based on which type of panel you choose.
1. Lasts longer
Traditional shingle roofing will wear out as time and elements take their toll. After a long enough period of time, the roof will stop providing valuable protection against rain, moisture and mildew. By utilizing a metal roof, you’ll be protected against these elements without having to worry about a loss of effectiveness.
2. Unique Look
Once just an option for commercial or industrial applications, seamless metal roofs have made their way into more and more light commercial and residential projects. The sleek lines and variety of colors available add a rustic yet modern feel.
3. Fewer Seams
Every seam represents an opportunity for water, ice, or other damaging elements to penetrate the roof’s protection. By reducing the number of seams, and orienting them along the “standing” axis, these weaknesses are toned down, offering superior protection, even after years of exposure.
People are often turned off by the upfront costs of a seamless metal roof. It’s definitely not the ideal material for every job. Take into account the needs of your project, the look you’re aiming for, and the long-term maintenance costs associated with other roofing materials. These factors will help you decide if standing seam is for you.
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Our state of the art fabrication shop can roll form a variety of lengths and gauges of Standing Seam Metal Roof Panels. Contact us today to learn more about sizes, colors, and details regarding standing seamless applications.