Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems
Once upon a time, a standing seam metal roof was considered reserved for commercial facilities and farm buildings, but now they are increasingly popular in all types of construction. Due to their durable materials and cost-saving features, many people are turning to metal roofing solutions for both new construction and renovation projects. With expert installation by qualified professionals, a metal roof can be a great investment against the abuse of the elements that commonly ruin and quickly degrade typical roofing products. When you are looking into roofing options, keep these benefits of metal roof solutions in mind.
Resistance to the Elements
A standing seam metal roof is exceptionally resilient in the face of water, wind, and fire. The panels interlock so that they are not only watertight but also hold fast during high winds and storm conditions. Many metals are also resistant to dents and other impact damage. Moisture from snow and rainwater simply slides off of the rooftops, eliminating heavy burdens of water that otherwise rest on the surface. Depending on the materials used underneath, most metal rooftops are also flame resistant, reducing damage to the building in the event of a fire or lightning strike.
Long Lasting Durability
The materials involved in metal roofing make it an extremely durable choice. Not only does a metal roof not require as much upkeep and repair as a traditional asphalt roof, but it also will last exponentially longer. Often the metal will endure as long as the building stands, especially when expertly installed, because the wear and tear of the elements and other natural deteriorates such as insects do not affect it in the same manner.
Environmentally Responsible Materials
Metal used in roofing is often made up of largely recycled materials. This means you can be environmentally conscious in choosing and having your roof installed, and if and when the time ever comes to replace it, the entire product is completely recyclable, as well. You can rest easy knowing you will not contribute to the amount of roofing materials present in growing landfills at either end of the roofing process.
The lightweight, sleek designs of a metal roof allow for simpler construction and easier alterations down the road. There are several ways in which a metal roof contributes to the overall structural integrity of a building due to the nature of this lighter material makeup and more efficient installation process:
Light metal materials put significantly less weight on the support structure.
Upgrading or adding additional roofing is an exponentially simpler process.
Fewer supports are needed to bear the weight of a new metal roof.
Roof pitch can be minimal and still effectively withstand water leaks.
While having more wiggle room with the pitching of your roof is already a great bonus of using metal, there are also wide varieties of colors and finishes available. You can easily find something that fits in with the surrounding buildings while still adhering to your own personal preferences for design. The simple lines of the metal seams give every roof a polished look that enhances the aesthetics without sacrificing function in the slightest.
Metal roofing may be a bit pricier to install, but expert craftsmanship and durable materials yield a more viable long-term solution than traditional methods. While asphalt and shingles begin to degrade almost immediately, metal will stand the test of time for decades to come. Not only will you save money by avoiding replacing some or all of the roof every so often, but routine maintenance efforts are also significantly reduced. Simply keep the surface cleaned off with water occasionally, and a well-installed metal roof can potentially last a lifetime.
Quick and Efficient Installation
The sheets used in constructing a metal roof come in large sections that contribute to easy installation. A qualified roofing contractor with training and experience can place and affix these panels quickly, keeping the timeframe for your installation shorter in the race against the elements and deadlines for other construction-related projects. With this in mind, understand that a good roofing installer is key to the success and longevity of your new metal roof.
Qualified Roofing Contractors
The professionals at ARP Roofing & Remodeling are expert standing seam metal roof installers. We have both the necessary qualifications and the experience in the industry to get the job done quickly and correctly, so you can enjoy the benefits of your new metal roof as soon as possible and have confidence in the durability and lifespan of the materials. Whether you are seeking options for a commercial or residential building, we have the skills and products available to fit your needs. Contact us today to discuss your upcoming project.