For the home or business owner who is looking for a roofing system that’s both beautiful and durable, then I would look no further than metal roofing, and depending on the application, standing seam to be exact. I know of few materials more capable of protecting a home or building from the elements than a durable and energy efficient standing seam metal roof. Wind, rain, hail, fire, and rot are worries that the average home or business owner who’s chosen a metal roofing system.
For some, the initial cost investment to install a standing seam metal roof may seem a bit expensive. But when you consider the fact that it is virtually maintenance free and can last 50 years or more, a standing seam metal roof quickly rises to the top of the list for many buyers in the market today.
Standing seam metal roofing can also be an excellent choice for buildings located in places where weather and temperatures can drastically change from season to season. Standing seam roofs are renown for their ability to withstand high humidity and heat, just as well as it can weather even the coldest winter months. Thanks to an innovative design and durable materials, a standing seam roof can expand and contract according to ambient temperatures without doing damage to the roof.
Many ecology-minded citizens refer to a standing seam roof as, ‘the environmental roof.’ The life expectancy of a standing seam roof is 40 years or more on average, making it much longer lasting than almost all of its competitors. It is usually made of 20 percent recycled material and if any part of your standing seam metal roof should need to be replaced, it is fully recyclable. In contrast, asphalt requires a huge amount of oil to produce, with an average life expectancy of 15-20 years. At the end of their life, they are then disposed of in landfill sites.
Metal is the fastest growing type of roofing material in the nation, and for good reason. A metal roof can also save up to 40% on energy costs. It’s all in the color coating. Our color coating systems are ENERGY STAR® rated which means our products help to reduce the solar heat load on your home reducing energy expenditures for cooling. Bear in mind, that a standing seam metal roof of today is by no means the metal roofing system of days gone by. Finishes typically have a 40 year warranty, with a life expectancy that often times outlasts the warranty.
With these facts in mind, it’s easy to see how metal roofs have lost their “barnyard” image. Available in a host of colors, matte finishes, and profiles, the end product is a roof that is not only beautiful, very protective, and long lasting, but does so with little to no expense for maintenance.