Most traditional American properties are characterized by their durable and multi-colored asphalt roofing. However, as new innovations are introduced to the roofing industry, the reality of impressively long-lasting roofing options is made attainable. Expected to last for 50 years and more, the standing seam metal roof is gaining popularity due to its superior weather-resistant qualities. Apart from its ability to reduce your roof repair cost, its clean, stylish appeal can also elevate commercial buildings like no other roofing material can.
What Is Standing Seam Metal Roofing?
This type of metal roofing is described as having raised seams above the roofing level itself, featuring vertical legs and a flat surface in between. The standing seam system is distinct because it conceals the fastener, whether the panel is attached to the roof deck or directly on the decking material. Since seams are considered weak points in the roof, strategically placing them above water level is a smart move.
Advantages of Standing Seam Metal Roofing
- High seams: Seams typically leave small gaps for moisture and water to seep through. Since the seam is raised between the two metal panels, it reduces the chances of moisture-related issues such as growth of mold and roof leak.
- Hidden fasteners: The harmful effect of UV sun rays and high winds can’t compromise the integrity of the fasteners since they are not exposed on the surface. In addition, you don’t have to worry about your trusted roofer drilling holes on the panels of your roof. In this way, you can expect an improved functionality to your roofing system.
- Allowance for thermal movement: Metal naturally expands and contracts when exposed to heat of the sun. Since the metal panels are not restricted, it allows the roof to move without risking structural issues such as fastener withdrawal and heighted noise.
- Energy efficient: Metal roofs are considered cool roofs because they are frequently made with cool roofing coils that have highly reflective pigments. You can also paint it with lighter shades to further prevent heat absorption.
Are you planning to install a standing seam metal roof? The Great American Roofing Company will help you make the best roofing decisions for your property. Call us at (201) 515-2007 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation or request a free roof repair estimate.