For most homeowners, at least for a time, roofing options were limited. When discussing such options with their roofing and siding contractor, the choices usually boiled down to the most basic, believing any alternative to be more costly. As advancements in the field have made it possible for various options to be more cost-efficient, many homeowners have found that standing seam metal roofing to be a very attractive and practical roofing choice.
In today’s post, Custom Installations shares a look at why you should consider choosing standing seam metal roofing for your home.
Metal Roofing Has a Lower Lifetime Cost
In our experience, one of the reasons why homeowners hesitate to invest in standing seam roofing is the upfront cost, as it is often higher than other roofing options like asphalt shingles. But when you consider its long life span—metal roofing systems are expected to last 50 years or so, with care and maintenance—you could end up spending a lot less over its life span.
Standing seam metal roofing also has lower maintenance requirements compared to most roofing systems and has a better resistance against wind and impact damage. Metal roofs also have low thermal mass, which lets it cool down in a short amount of time. It also works with any kind of coating, including reflective coatings that help reduce heat absorption. All of these features contribute to fewer maintenance appointments and energy savings, both of which contribute to even more savings over its lifetime.
While we can discuss function and practicality to no end, it is also very important to consider how a particular type of roofing will affect your home aesthetically. Standing seam metal roofing comes with a wide array of colors that fit your taste and preference. As we described earlier, metal roofs work with nearby any type of paint, which gives you more latitude on your exterior color palette.
From a design point of view, standing seam roofing comes in a sleek design, that not only gives your home a contemporary look but also increases its efficiency when handling large amounts of rainfall. When deciding on roofing, standing seam roofing is definitely worth strong consideration, with its aesthetic, functional and practical qualities.
Custom Installations is your leading provider of roofing services. Give us a call at (847) 558-1967. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Lake Forest, IL, and surrounding communities in Illinois.