standing seam metal roof with a radius panel

green standing seam metal roof




Standing Seam 101

When it comes to your home, you don’t want to make guesses for long-lasting decisions. You deserve to make an informed choice regarding your new roof. That’s why we will be going over the 3 most common types of roofing materials. We already covered asphalt shingles, so be sure to check out that article if you haven’t already. Here, we’ll be discussing standing seam metal.

Standing seam metal roofing is a 12-16” steel panel that runs vertical to the eave of your roof, in one piece all the way to the peak. It has a single seam where it is fastened to the roof, and the new piece clips into it. Unlike barn metal siding, all the screws are completely hidden on standing seam metal.

The Benefits

Distinctive Appearance

When you drive by a house with standing seam metal roofing you can’t help but notice it! The lack of fasteners gives this metal a very clean, minimalist look. If you want to do something to really make your house stand out, this might be a good choice for you. 

Saving on Utilities

Especially if you choose a lighter color, metal roofing can help save on your cooling bill in the summer by reflecting more of the sun’s heat than asphalt shingles will do

Tax Savings

Some metal roofs qualify for energy efficiency tax credits. If you are considering this option, be sure to ask your contractor about this potential savings.

Excellent Durability

A metal roof typically comes with a 40 year warranty. It also has the added benefit of being even more resistant to hail damage than a shingled roof. In addition, as a metal roof fades in color, unlike a shingled roof it can be repainted to make it look like new again for a fraction of the cost of replacement

Standing seam metal roofs are the most common upgraded roof option from shingles. Bear in mind that this option typically costs between 80-100% more than a shingled roof, so be prepared for a bit of sticker shock.






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