on August 08, 2023

All About Standing Seam Metal Roofs

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Fasteners are the weak point in any roofing system. To fully enjoy the benefits of metal roofing, such as longevity and energy efficiency, you need to ensure the panels lock together securely. The top threat to residential metal roofing is an improper installation that leaves gaps.

With standing seam metal roofing, every panel is protected.

A Standing Seam Metal Roof Maximizes the Strength and Stability of Your Roof

Modern metal roofing systems come in the form of multiple panels that lock together. The size of the panels should be customized to the exact dimensions of your home. But what can you do to make sure those locking areas stand the test of time? Standing seam metal roofing provides the perfect answer.

With a standing seam metal roof, the fastener system is concealed under raised seams or vertical “legs” that rise above the roof’s flat areas. These seams boost the strength of the roof. An extra protective layer means even the fastener is all but impervious to weather, drastically reducing the risk of leaks and other problems.

A standing seam metal roof can withstand a direct hit from even the largest hailstones and will usually only see cosmetic damage. The underlying bond between the panels will not be affected. Plus, these standing seams are optimized to help water, hail, snow, sleet, and other precipitation run right off the roof without issue.

Your Standing Seam Metal Roof Is a Modern and Beautiful Addition to Any Home

Because the standing seams are integrated directly into the roof, they cast dramatic shadows that add to the visual interest of the home. While gray, white, and black roof colors are most common – with white reducing the cost of ownership by reflecting more heat away from the house – the selection is growing wider by the day.

When you think of metal roofing, do you think of barns, grain silos, and industrial buildings? If so, you should see a beautiful standing seam metal roof in action. These roofs are appealing, can last 50 years or even more with minimal maintenance, and resist weather, sparks, mold and mildew.

Longhorn Roofing is the pioneer of metal roofs in Austin. Our installers get the job done quickly and well so you can reap the benefits fast – staying cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while your HVAC works less.

Contact us to learn more or begin.

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