Standing seam metal roofs are one of the most high quality roofing systems you can install in today’s market due to its cost effectiveness and durability. Also,they are becoming more of a popular choice with homeowners partly because of the rising cost of oil which is causing asphalt shingle prices to climb over the last several years.
What is a standing seam metal roof?
A continuous metal panel runs from the ridge of the roof all the way down to the eaves. Between each panel are seams connected by fasteners which are standing above the level of the metal roofing, generally 1-2″ to conceal the fasteners. This is where the term ‘Standing Seam’ comes in. This method of installing a metal roof allows for overall more weather protection than a traditional metal roof along with the interlocking panels allowing for thermal movement without damage to your roof.
What are some other benefits of a metal roof?
Standing seam metal roofs are a highly sustainable choice that are made from up to 95% post-consumer recycled aluminum as well as being fully recyclable once the lifespan of the roof is complete. Metal roofs can also much easier to clean than traditional asphalt roofs. First, they collect less dirt and debris than traditional roofs. When they do need cleaning the dirt and debris can easily be removed with a power washer and a cleaning solution. It is recommend to have a professional clean your roof to avoid injury and possible damage to your room.
With a life of 2-3 times longer than traditional roofs, call Werner & Sons roofing today at 616-844-5382 to find out more about getting your home equipped with a standing seam metal roof!