There’s a lot of materials to consider when you’re planning residential roofing replacement. It can be an overwhelming situation when choosing the right material, but you can never go wrong when you decide to install a standing seam metal roofing system. But what exactly is a standing seam metal roof? Here’s what you need to know.
How Standing Seam Metal Roofs Work
If some of the houses in your neighborhood have metal roofs, their roofs will most likely be of the standing seam type. This roofing system raises the seams above the level of the roofing itself, with the continuous panels running from the ridge of the roof down to the eaves. While the seams between the panels in some roofs are usually flush-mounted, with a standing seam metal roof the seams connected by fasteners are raised above the roof’s level. This is why the whole roofing system got the term “standing seam” from.
The Benefits of Installing a Standing Seam Metal Roof
The seams are usually one of the weakest points in any roofing system. This is where the standing seam metal roofs are at a great advantage, because it’s something you don’t exactly get with other materials such as asphalt shingles or rolled roofing. Not only are there no horizontal seams, but there are also fewer seams in general, because the metal panels run from the top to the bottom of the roof undisturbed. This means you won’t have to worry about any possible water penetration and damage for a long time.
Durability is also a great benefit you can get from standing seam metal roofs. The material itself is made of metal, and with proper care and regular maintenance, they can last as long as 50 years. But if you’re still not sure whether you should have a standing seam metal roof installed, you can consult our professional roofing contractors so they can explain in better detail on how this roofing system can benefit your home or business.
When you need a professional roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof, consider hiring Mascon, Inc. Give us a call at (512) 376-5096 for more information. You can also contact us through our convenient online form. We serve Austin and surrounding TX areas.