What is Standing Seam Metal?
This standing seam metal roofing material is among the most durable and maintenance-free type of any metal roof, and can last over 30 years, depending on the weather conditions in your area.
Standing seam metal roofing is great for providing additional energy reduction benefits.
This type of metal roofing is made up of vertical panels, with two seams per panel, that stand vertically. Once installed, its dramatic shadow lines run continuously from ridge to eave, accenting the pitch and plane of every roof angle.
Four Basic Styles of Standing Seam Panels
Advantages of Standing Seam Roofing
Standing seam roofs will last a long time, and could even last more than 2 times the life of roofing shingles. Metal roofs and standing seam roofs are manufactured out of steel, aluminum and copper, so you will have multiple alternatives to choose from.
Metal roofs required no or very little maintenance over the years, and they could even withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour with installed correctly.
They also offer fire resistant properties and will not collapse due to heavy water or snow loads, however, be careful to use the right gauge to prevent damage from hail. Metal roofs are manufactured in, basically, all colors and finishes, matching your architectural needs. The metal reflects the sun's rays, which in turn reduces heat transfer to the house. This means that standing seam roofing will lower your cooling costs by up to 30%.
Standing seam metal roofs an excellent alternative that can be used over other roofing materials, but an important aspect to consider is that this might not be the best roofing solution when the roof is too steep.
Walking on metal roofs can be dangerous and extreme safety measures should be taken; metal roofs are really difficult to install on roofs with lots of equipment, vents, chimneys and skylights.
Standing seam roofs require, both, specialized knowledge and tools for proper installation. So, call your trusted team at Keystone Contracting Group, Inc. so you know you and your home will be in great hands.
Metal Standing Seam roofs are an excellent way to beautify and add many positive benefits to your home, such as longevity, durability. higher wind lift, energy savings and increase the value of your home. Another benefit to the standing seams; there are no exposed fasteners securing the panels. Each panel is properly secured using hidden clips secured directly to the plywood substrate.
The systems are available in many styles/patterns, colors and different gauge metals such as 26, 24 and 22 gauge galvanized steel and .032 and .040 aluminum. Both are available with baked on Kynar finish.
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