on December 17, 2020 Metal Roofing

High Performance Standing Seam Metal Roofing

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When most people think about metal roofing, they think of the amazing performance benefits.


Residential metal roofing has taken Austin by storm for a variety of reasons:

  • 1.) Its reflective qualities keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer
  • 2.) Reduced need for heating and air conditioning can translate to big yearly savings
  • 3.) Metal roofs require less maintenance and do not need to be inspected annually
  • 4.) Metal roofing is highly resistant to wind, water, snow, and hail, and is fireproof

That would be enough for any homeowner to think about a new metal roof. Time and again, however, our customers cite another benefit of standing seam metal roofing: It’s not only durable, but beautiful.

And that’s something you can appreciate right away.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing Combines Strength and Aesthetics

Standing seam metal roofing describes a roof system where horizontal “ribs” are used to protect joints and fasteners from the elements. These are highly noticeable, since they produce dramatic shadows that add more visual interest to the roof. This can make even standard gray panels very compelling.

In any type of roof system you care to name, joints are the weak point to be concerned about. That’s why, for example, metal flashing on shingle roofs often needs replacing. It’s vital that metal roofs be installed correctly so all the panels are flush and there is no possibility of moisture intrusion between them. This can largely be achieved by using a higher gauge of steel and fabricating panels on site for the perfect fit. Standing seam metal roofing provides another layer of protection that ensures fasteners cannot get unseated due to wind or the natural expansion and contraction of metal in changing temperatures.

Standing seam metal roofs make a remarkably durable roof, while adding significantly to the overall uniqueness and charm of the home.

Contrary to what some might expect, there is very little glare that comes off of a standing seam metal roof through much of the day. Both the angle of the roof and the presence of the seams mitigate against this, so you can appreciate the appearance of your roof any time you wish.

Plus, standing seam metal roofing is available in a wide range of vibrant colors. Shades of blue, tan, and black are popular, and statement colors are arriving by the day. You can easily match your exterior paint and make your home even more stunning.

To learn more, contact Longhorn Roofing today.

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