When switching to a different roof material, consider a standing seam metal roof. This type of roofing is an upgraded version of the classic corrugated metal roof, thanks to the continuous innovation by the experts in the roofing industry.
Numerous roofing companies are now using standing seam metal roof for residential and commercial projects, mainly because of its composition and benefits. In case you are wondering what standing seam metal roof is, we got you covered with the basics.
A standing seam metal roof was so-called after the way it was built: a continuous panel of metal that runs from the ridge down to the eaves. These panels made of aluminum or galvalume-coated steel are sewn by raised fasteners, hence standing, instead of flush-mounted.
On average, the panel size is between 12-19 inches wide and the fasteners can be 0.5 to 1.5 inch high. Some panels are pre-formed, which means they are created in a separate factory. Others are site-formed, as rolls of metals are run through mobile forming machines, which crimp the metal into panels. Once installed, it looks neat from the outside, as a standing seam metal roof requires concealed fasteners.
Standing seam metal roofs have three basic types: standing Seam, snaplock, and nail strip. Standing seams have rib joints sealed using a crimping machine and can be used on nearly horizontal roofs or walls. Machine crimping is advantageous in this case, as it produces a superior watertight seal and speeds up the installation. A snaplock, on the other hand, is similar to standing seam except the panels are not snapped through crimping. It costs a little more than standing seam, but it also makes the installation easier.
On the other hand, if you want to install without crimping or clips, you can always choose a nail strip. Roofing contractors like ourselves at Roofing Solutions can provide the right type of standing seam metal roof based on your roof style and preference.
One of the advantages of standing seam metal roofing is that it does not require routine maintenance, unlike corrugated metal. Due to its concealed fastening, it is not prone to rust, which requires repairs every decade or so. Apart from its more formal look, it can also provide excellent acoustic ability when installed with complementary service and products.
A standing seam metal roof may cost a little more upfront, but it can help you save in the long run as it can be integrated with solar panels. The cost is even worth paying, as we offer 7-year warranties, instead of just five, for all our roof repair services.
Call us today at (808) 426-5777 and we will be more than glad to assist you with the installation of standing seam metal roof, starting with a free 60-point roof inspection. We serve Honolulu, HI, and surrounding areas.