You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.
Standing seam roofing is a good choice for your home when you want attractive roofing that is also durable and lasts for decades. Standing seam panels are commonly made of steel, but they can also be made of aluminum and copper. The metal panels come in many colors, and the panels can have different appearances based on how they're made. Here's why standing seam roofing is a good choice for residential use.
1. The Panels Have A Lower Risk Of Leaking
One of the main benefits of standing seam roofing is that the fasteners are hidden. A standing seam metal roof has ridges that overlap and snap together to keep rain out. Any fasteners that are used are hidden so they're not exposed to the weather. The fasteners can be the weak part of a metal roof, the rubber washers can crumble due to sun exposure and allow rain to seep through, and the screws can even back out and let rain in. This method of attaching the roofing allows the metal to expand and contract with temperature changes without putting stress on fasteners and causing them to weaken over time.
2. Standing Seam Roofing Is Attractive
You want roofing on your home that doesn't detract from the beauty of your house. Metal roofing has an appealing appearance, especially when you have standing seam panels put on.
The panels come in a variety of solid colors, so you could choose a roof that is deep blue, green, orange, or red. The standing seam panels also vary when it comes to how far apart the seams are, and how high the seams stand. The flat part of the panel between the seams can even be stamped with ridges to give the roof a more attractive appearance.
Standing seam roofing shouldn't be confused with corrugated metal roofing which has a wavy appearance and is used on animal buildings and barns since it is inexpensive. Standing seam metal roofs are high-quality premium roofs and are one of the more costly roofing materials.
3. Equipment Can Be Mounted On The Panels
Another good point about standing seam roofing is that equipment can be mounted on your roof using clamps rather than having to drill holes through the roof. This further reduces the risk of roof leaking. If you want to put a heat pump or solar panels on the roof, your contractor can clamp them to the panels. That makes standing seam panels a good choice if you plan to install solar panels on your home.
For more information, contact a company who installs standing seam roofing.