Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Professional Standing Seam Metal Roofing Contractors
Standing seam metal roofing is made of panels that fit together. This system of pieces that fit together makes it the strongest and most reliable roof on the market right now. It is completely waterproof and comes in different colors, so you can make it fit your needs.
Detroit Roofers know that standing seam metal roofing, like other types of metal roofing, helps keep your home at a comfortable temperature by reflecting the sun. This can save you money on your heating and cooling bills. Because your new roof is more stable, your insurance rates may go down as well.
What is Standing Seam Metal Roofing?
Standing seam metal roofing is just what it sounds like. Because the panels overlap, the seams are higher than the roof itself. It’s a cool design aspect that makes standing seam metal roofs more attractive than some other types of metal roofing.
Design-like customizations would make the seams less stable, but this type of roofing is still very flexible in terms of colors and patterns, length and width, thicknesses, and seam types.
Types of Standing Seam Metal Roofing
There are different kinds of seams on standing seam metal roofs. Each one fits together a little differently, and they all protect in different ways. Depending on the environment, you can choose a seam type that works best for you.
Snap-lock roofs have special edges with a male leg and a female leg that snap together. The standing seam metal roof contractor doesn’t have to fasten it by hand or with a tool because it just clicks into place. Costs are lower because this requires less work. Snap-lock roofing can be put up anywhere, as long as it is done according to the instructions from the manufacturer.
Edges of mechanical lock roofing systems also fit together. Once they are in place, they need to be bent and held in place with a machine called a seamer. For better performance and insulation in colder weather, they come with either a single lock or a double lock.
Roofs with batten panels have edges that line up and are held together by a metal cap. This makes a seam. Some caps are more secure than others, depending on the type. When bad weather comes, the roofing system will work better if the cap is more secure.
Pros of Standing Seam Metal Roofing
With a standing seam metal roof, the way the panels fit together makes sure that none of the fasteners are exposed to the weather, where they can break down over time. Metal roofs are all durable, but sometimes the fasteners need to be changed when they wear out. This doesn’t happen with a standing seam metal roof because there are no fasteners that stick out.
A standing seam metal roof is also unique from other metal roofing systems because the panels aren’t nailed down. This means they can move more freely and break less often as the weather changes.
As with all metal roofing systems, standing seam metal roofing is durable, can be changed, lasts a long time, is good for the environment, and saves energy. All of these are reasons why we love the fact that metal roofs are being used more and more.
Maintenance of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Other metal roofing systems use fasteners, so even though they don’t need much maintenance, you still have to inspect for loose or broken fasteners and replace them if necessary. But a standing seam metal roof doesn’t have fasteners that go through the metal, so you don’t need to do this type of maintenance.
Always, maintenance is needed, but a standing seam metal roof needs much less of it. All you should have to do is look for low-hanging branches, other metal, or debris and clear it away.
Cost of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
But there is a price to pay for standing seam metal roofing. Because it is made in a factory, it is one of the most expensive types of metal roofing. To make the edges, you have to roll the metal in a certain way, and not many contractors know how to do the installation of a standing seam metal roof.
Installation takes a lot of work, which also drives up the cost. But if you hire a good standing seam metal roofing company, you’ll get a professional installation, a great warranty, and a roof that will last for a long time.
Contact Detroit Roofers to find out more about our standing seam metal roofing repair, inspection, installation, or replacement. We can give you advice, give you a quote, and make sure your new standing seam metal roof is put on correctly. This is one of the most flexible metal roofing systems because it can be changed to fit your needs.