The roof is one of the biggest parts of your home so it’s not surprising that roofing repair and replacement tend to be more expensive compared to other types of home improvement projects. You’re probably looking for a cost-effective option to get the most out of your budget, which is why our roofing services experts are here to tell you about standing seam metal roofing.
What Is Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Standing seam metal roofing is a type of metal roofing that consists of large metal panels. This type of roofing is mostly known for equally-spaced parallel ridges that run along its surface. Adjacent panels are joined by overlapping these ridges, hence the term “standing seam.”
Just as a siding contractor will have an easier time installing larger panels instead of smaller boards, a roofing contractor will find it easier to put up a standing seam metal roof compared to an asphalt shingle or tile roof. This is because a single panel of metal roofing covers more area than an individual shingle or tile. There’s also no need to wait for adhesives to set, as the panels can be bolted in place. As a result installation fees for standing seam metal roofs tend to be cheaper.
Good Energy Efficiency
As with any type of metal roofing, standing seam metal roofing is excellent for areas that can experience very hot summers. This is because metal’s high thermal conductivity allows it to shed off the heat faster than any other roofing material available today. Combined with good insulation, a standing seam metal roof is a great power saver all year round.
Because of how the panels of a standing seam metal roofing are joined together, it boasts better water resistance compared to other types of metal roofs. The interlocking panels create a completely waterproof barrier, and the point of contact is raised a few millimeters off the surface so pooling water doesn’t get to the more vulnerable screws, which are also covered by the panels themselves to minimize exposure. Better weather resistance means fewer repairs, which translates to hundreds or even thousands of savings in the long run.
Get a standing seam metal roof for your home with help from our team of experts. Custom Installations is the leading roof repair and replacement company in Highland Park, IL. Call us at (847) 999-7488 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.