Specialty Product Series: Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is becoming extremely popular amongst homeowners for good reasons. They are one of the longest lasting roofing materials, are durable, easy to maintain and can even save money on homeowner’s insurance premiums. While metal roofs have been around for quite some time, newer styles and improvements have made them even more durable and attractive. One of the most popular types of metal roofing is the standing seam variety, which offers all the benefits of metal roofing in an energy efficient and attractive package.
Standing Seam Benefits
The main difference between standing seam metal roofing and other types of metal roofs is the way that the seams are made and how it is attached to the roof of a home. Many metal roofs are attached with screws that are drilled through the panels to hold the roof in place. Standing seam metal roofing uses vertical seams on each side of a panel that are crimped and clipped together or come in a snap and lock design. This means no holes through the panels that may eventually leak. Benefits of this product are:
– Great for flat roofs.
The way that standing seam metal roofs are designed, they are perfect for flat roofs and are virtually leak proof. The design is made to deter water from pooling on the roof and leaking in, regardless of what type of slope your roof has.
– No visible screws.
Since the panels are clipped or snapped together at the vertical seam, there are no visible screws that many other metal roofs have.
– Attractive choices.
Standing seam panels come in a variety of colors, two widths and two gauges of steel. Each roof can be customized to the homeowner’s specifications.
– Reduce mold.
Without leaking issues, the chance of water and moisture getting into your home is reduced greatly. No moisture means harmful mold cannot grow in your home, providing a healthier environment for your family.
– Easy maintenance.
Metal roofing is easy to maintain and clean in comparison to traditional roofing materials. Sweeping off debris and keeping your gutters clean usually is all that needs to be done.
Another benefit of all metal roofing including standing seam is that they are made with at least 25% recycled metal and are 100% recyclable after they are removed.
Metal roofing in general is a sound purchase when you consider the long-term benefits. It lasts longer, takes less maintenance, adds value to your home and is virtually resistant to issues that usually plague roofs: mold, leaks and storm damage. It is easy to see why more people are investing in these durable roofing systems.
If you are considering standing seam metal roofing for your home, call a Fort Worth roofing company that backs their workmanship with one of the best warranties around. Old Pro Roofing offers several types of metal roofing, including standing seam, and they offer a 5-year workmanship warranty on all their complete new roofs.