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5 Benefits of a Standing Seam Metal Roof
Metal roofing is increasing in popularity as a residential building material. But did you know that metal roofing comes in different varieties? Yep, it’s not all the same, and the performance, price, and aesthetic can vary significantly. With standing seam metal roof panels, you get clean line aesthetics and hidden fasteners, which make it an ideal choice for modern residential builds. But there’s a lot more to love about these roof panels. Let’s take a look at the benefits of choosing a standing seam metal roof.
What is a Standing Seam Metal Roof?
Most of the metal roof panels that you’ve seen on agriculture buildings are corrugated panels with exposed fasteners. This means that the screw heads that hold the panels to the roof are visible. This look is fine on a machine shop or cattle barn, but it leaves a little more to be desired when building residential homes popularized for their curb appeal.
That’s where standing seam metal roofs save the day. These panels are essentially the opposite of what you’ve come to expect across the agricultural landscape. A standing seam metal roof is often used as an architectural accent or whole-building roof because it features a clean, modern look with straight lines and concealed fasteners. This means that you cannot see the screws that hold the panels together. Instead, these panels use interlocking features with fewer, well-placed screws that are concealed by covers. Why? Simply because it looks better.
The Benefits of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Aesthetics may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are actually many pros to factor in when choosing a standing seam metal roof. The durability and weather-resistant performance are also big drivers in the decision to spend a little more on the right roofing product.
Across the US, metal roof panels stand up to a wide variety of weather extremes. Seasonal temperatures, snow, ice, heavy rainfall, high winds, and much more subject your roof to intense demands. Standing seam metal panels stand up against the toughest weather conditions without fail. In many cases, the straight lines help ice to slide off easily rather than build up and add weight to the roof.
Did you know that many types of metal roof products are tested and rated to withstand hurricane-force winds over 140 miles per hour? It’s true; the durability of metal roofing allows it to withstand extreme weather conditions in many different climates.
Another reason that standing seam metal roof panels are getting more attention is that they simply hold up better and last longer than traditional roofing materials. An asphalt shingle roof frequently needs replacing every 20-25 years, while a standing seam metal roof can last for 40-70 years or more.
Did you know that metal roofing is made to last longer than any other roofing material on the market? These materials can go decades without showing any signs of deterioration. And when you choose a quality product from an industry-leading manufacturer, you get the best possible performance for longevity and durability.
And, if that durability isn’t enough to sway your opinion, consider that metal roof panels offer unparalleled energy efficiency. These panels are coated with reflective paints that absorb less solar radiation, keeping your home cooler without extra energy expenditures. If you’re looking for ways to make your home more sustainable, a standing seam metal roof is an easy choice for the ‘go green’ column.
Metal roofing fits in well with all your eco-friendly goals. Energy-efficient savings might be the most measurable in terms of money, but it’s not the only way that metal roofing like standing seam panels help you live more sustainably. Also, keep in mind that metal roof panels are often made from recycled materials and are 100% fully recyclable when they’re removed.
Personally, we think that the measurable cost-savings from lower energy bills and a longer lifespan make a lot of sense. But for those who need a little more convincing, standing seam metal panels are the ultimate in low-maintenance roofing. In most cases, you won’t even have to reapply paint.
While metal roofing systems are easily a cost-effective option with low maintenance upkeep, you’ll also appreciate the lengthy warranty coverage offered by best-in-class manufacturers as well. We know how well these products perform, and we’re willing to stand behind our name for decades, not years.
No Exposed Fasteners
So, you’re convinced that metal roofing is the way to go but still feeling uncertain about spending the extra cash for concealed fasteners. We get it–it’s a big choice. Standing seam metal panels feature concealed fasteners which are good for both aesthetics and durability. First, you get a cleaner look without the screw heads popping up down the seams. And second, since the fasteners are entirely concealed, there is no risk of leaks as the hardware begins to break down.
There’s no shortage of benefits when it comes to choosing standing seam metal panels for your home. While aesthetics might be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re trying to justify the added cost of standing seam panels, there’s a lot more to it. Weather-resistant performance, long-lasting durability, and energy-efficient performance all get a boost with our standing seam panel designs.
The Bottom Line on Standing Seam Metal Roof Panels
Choosing the right roofing material for your home is a decision that takes some consideration. We want you to make an informed decision, understanding how newer products like standing seam metal panels measure up against traditional asphalt shingles that have been used for more than 100 years on homes.
Side by side, standing seam metal roofs are an easy choice if you’re looking for long-term cost savings and sustainability. Plus, if you’re a fan of the modern design aesthetic, these panels are the perfect complement to your home with clean, straight lines. Learn more about the benefits of metal roofing for your home from the leader in metal roofing manufacturing at Metal Sales.
About Metal Sales
Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the construction industry. Metal Sales works with architectural specifiers and commercial construction professionals to create inspirational design solutions. With the industry’s largest and most knowledgeable sales and technical support team, Metal Sales has the expertise to address today’s challenges in high-performance, sustainable and Net-Zero building. Metal Sales has outreach around the world. Delivering outstanding roof, wall and fascia metal panels from its 21 facilities throughout the U.S.
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