Standing seam roofs feature unique vertical patterns with clean lines and hidden fasteners that many people like on residential, agricultural, and commercial structures. They can cover whole roofs or be used as architectural flourishes on arched windows, sunrooms, patios, and terraces.
Our last feature article articulated the benefits and drawbacks of metal roofing. TOV Siding's roofing and siding experts introduce an alternative metal roofing option in this article: Standing Steam Metal Roofing. We shall discuss the 5 benefits of standing seam metal roofing that you should be knowledgeable about.
Unlike other roofs with exposed fasteners, standing seam roofs have distinct vertical patterns with subtle line shading. These roofing panels are supported by concealed or hidden fasteners, popular and widely used for residential, agricultural, and commercial building constructions. Because a concealed or hidden fastening technique is employed most of the time, fastener troubles on a standing seam roof are uncommon. Fasteners are not visible on the surface and aren’t exposed to moisture, wind, UV that can cause a fastener to fail over time. While they may be expensive upfront, they are economically and homeowner-friendly in the long run. Standing seam sheet metal roofing is less costly than most traditional roofing systems and is an alternative to a more expensive standing seam metal roofing system.
Depending on the type of panel, standing seam metal roofing comes in a range of tints, patterns, and dimensions. It may be used in a streamlined modern design or even a more woodsy building. And standing seam metal roofing comes in as many varieties as other forms of metal roofing, including metallic silver and copper, natural metals like zinc and brown, and even gleaming gold. It also have material options like aluminum, zinc, and copper not only Galvalume or other steel substrates.
Standing seam roofs are frequently selected by clients who want to add solar or snow retention accessories to their metal roofs. These panels feature high-performance properties and are recognized as an unrivaled material in performance, durability, and longevity. Standing seam metal roofing is an excellent choice for both residential and commercial applications; it provides a professional appearance and ultimate protection from the weather while being cost-effective. They are also the popular choice for architectural applications because of their sleek and modern look for residential and commercial structures. It can also be used for complex design because of the wide variety of types of standing seam systems.
Metal roofing is substantially more durable and requires less care than other forms of roofing, such as asphalt shingles or concrete tiles. Because fasteners on a standing seam system are concealed or hidden at the metal's surface, routine inspection for withdrawn, loosened, or rusted fasteners is much less common. Standing seam metal roof systems often include a paint treatment that extends the life of your roof's look.
Roofing Contractors are most familiar with the three types of standing seam metal roofing. This includes snap lock panels, mechanical lock panels, and batten panels.
Snap Lock Panels
Snap-lock panels have curled edges and roofing legs that snap together to attach to the roof deck. Because of their inexpensive upkeep, these panels are the most commonly utilized by contractors. This is well-known for its installation convenience and an affordable, extensive range of color alternatives. Unlike the mechanical lock panels, they are not weatherproof and are not advised for low-slope roofs. They are best sought after if you are on a tight budget and reside in a dry region where this sort of roofing would perform best, with a projected lifespan of 30-50 years.
Mechanical Lock Panels
These panels are more weatherproof than snap-lock panels, making them ideal for colder locations with snow and hail. The only drawback of mechanical lock panels is that they take more effort to install, which raises the cost.
Panels of batten are either mechanically seamed or snapped on. Batten panels that are mechanically seamed are weathertight and perform better in inclement weather conditions. When the batten cap is snapped on and incorrectly placed, it might slip off the seam. This is a non-traditional roofing type that is recognized for its wind resistance.
Nothing can prevent you from choosing the best choice for your home or building now that you've heard about all the merits of a standing seam metal roof! While a standing seam metal roof typically demands the services of a professional installation, they are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners. Contact us here at TOV Siding and Roofing now to find out whether a standing seam metal roof is the perfect fit for your home.
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