If you want a new roof that will last a long time, consider metal instead of asphalt shingles. When looking at metal roofs, you'll notice the panels come in different styles. When it comes to longevity and reduced risk of leaking, standing seam roofing is a good choice. Here are reasons why standing seam roofing is a good choice for your home.
Standing Seam Roofing Has No Exposed Fasteners
An advantage of standing seam metal panels over other types of metal roofing is the way the panels are installed. Some metal roof panels are attached to the deck of your roof using screws and washers.
The problem with this is the washers wear down due to sun exposure. When a rubber washer cracks due to age and weather, a roof leak develops. Also, the screws can sometimes twist back out due to the expansion and contraction of the metal panels.
Standing seam panels lock together and then are fastened to the roof with clips rather than exposed screws and washers. There are no parts to deteriorate and lead to a roof leak. Since the panels lock together, they have the freedom to move when the metal expands and contracts, and this leads to fewer problems with your roof.
Standing Seam Roofing Is Suitable For Most Homes
Standing seam panels can be put on homes with a very low slope, homes with a steep slope, and everything in between. The roofing comes in a variety of colors, so the roof is an attractive topping for your home, no matter what type of architecture your home has.
This type of roofing is also good for just about any setting your home is in. Tree debris and snow slide off a standing seam roof easier than other types of roofing. The metal provides superior fire protection, and due to the strength of the metal roof and the secure way standing seam panels are installed, this is a good roofing choice if you live in an area with frequent strong storms.
Standing Seam Roofing Is Durable
Since this roofing is applied in long panels that lock together, there isn't a problem with individual shingles getting loose or flying off in a storm. The risk of a leak is so low that some standing seam roofing manufacturers offer a warranty for weathertightness. The risk of rust is low, too. A standing seam panel starts with a steel base that is treated with zinc or zinc and aluminum to resist rust. Then the panels are covered with a protective coating and paint.
This type of roofing is subject to testing against wind uplifting and can withstand hurricane gusts and steady winds. Because the roofing is so durable, it may not need many repairs over its life. Plus, the roofing should last for decades.
Contact a local roofing contractor to learn more about standing seam roofing.