Back in the day, standing seam metal roofs were often seen on commercial buildings, but now they’re popular on homes as well. There are many reasons why they are becoming a popular residential roofing choice.
Learn the benefits of choosing a standing seam metal roof and ways you can make yours last longer.
Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Standing-seam panels extend vertically, from the roof ridges to the edges, and are interconnected with raised, overlapping seams or legs raised above flat surfaces. These legs are interlocked in various configurations. They are concealed and protected from penetration by moisture, wind and other harsh elements.
This roofing option is available in a wide range of colors, materials, widths, shapes, thicknesses and connection types. Your roofing contractor can have the panels pre-formed in the factory or cut them on-site.
Roofing Materials & Their Benefits
Standing seam metal roofs are low-maintenance, long-lasting, fire-resistant and cost-effective. Metal is one of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials. You can recycle this material over and over again.
Moreover, steel and aluminum are the most common materials used for standing metal roofs. They are ideal for coastal areas. Aluminum is unlikely to rust or corrode in these places. Another metal option, copper and zinc can last for centuries.
Make It Last Longer
Metal roofs can resist corrosion and last almost indefinitely when properly coated with zinc-aluminum alloy. High-reflective paints, applied during manufacturing, reflect sunlight and reduce heat transmission into your interior spaces. Heat reflective coatings reflect radiant heat away in the summer, reducing the air conditioning use inside your home.
Steel roofs are only half as heavy as asphalt shingles, but they provide better protection against snow, wind, ice, fire and hail. They will also not crack, warp or rot. Aside from these benefits, homeowners are choosing this roofing option due to the modern look it gives to their property.
Make the most of your investment by hiring a reputable roofing company. Turn to Hinkle Roofing for high-quality products and services that can increase your home’s value, efficiency and comfort. Call us at (205) 352-1940 or complete our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Hoover and Tuscaloosa, AL.