Standing seam metal
roofing panels have been used on traditional and contemporary homes
for more than a century. Standing seam metal roofing panels are clean,
graceful lines have been an enduring roofing favorite on a wide range of
architecture. The metal roofing panel is a premium standing seam metal roof
panel that is designed for distinctive, high-end looks. Standing seam metal
roofing panels are popular in up-scale residential and commercial roofing
applications. Standing seam metal roofing panels snap securely together with
completely concealed fasteners for maximum wind and weather resistance.
There's metal roofing,
and then there's a particular type called standing seam metal roofing.
Houses in your neighborhood with metal roofs most likely are of the standing
seam variety. Continuous panels run from the ridge of the roof all the way
down to the eaves. Between the panels are seams connected by fasteners which
are raised above the level of the metal roofing. This is where we get the
term standing seam, because the seam is raised or standing, as opposed to
homeowners begin thinking about a metal roof, all they can envision
are the roofs they have seen on barns and commercial buildings.
Those types of metal roofs typically have panels that run vertically
up the roof. These types of metal panel roofs are called “Standing
Seam” because their prominent visual feature is the raised
interlocking seam which joins one panel to the next. Often called
“commercial roofing,” or “agricultural panel roofing,” or even “barn
roofing,” these products do provide the great protection and
durability for which metal is known.
Standing seam metal roofing has been engineered in narrow panels for
a clean, contemporary look that is architecturally scaled for the
scale of any home rather than for the larger scale of a barn or
shopping center. Manufactured from heavy-duty, rust-free aluminum,
Your roof will stand apart from most standing seam panels that are
steel. Additionally, in standing seam roofing conceals all
fasteners, eliminating failure-prone rubber washers beneath exposed
For homeowners who want a metal roof with a traditional appearance,
JDuncanson is here to help your roof be the best. The stainless
fastening clips and screws ensure secure and lasting attachment with
no chance for problems resulting from expansion and contraction. The
trims used to complete a roof have also been carefully
designed for beauty and durability.
ADVANTAGES OF STANDING SEAM METAL ROOFING
High Seams- One
great advantage of standing seam metal roofs is contained in the name
itself: seams, the weak point in any roof and a potential entry point for
moisture, are raised above the level of the roofing panel. You can't say
this for composition shingles.
Fewer Seams- Because the metal panels run unhindered from the top to
the bottom of the roof, not only are there no horizontal seams but in total
the roof has a far fewer number of seams.
Tough- Yes, metal is tough--very tough--but it's not impervious to
all hazards. The sheet metal in this type of roofing can be penetrated by
heavy falling limbs or dented by a severe hailstorm.
"Cool Roof"- All metal roofing in general is considered a "cool roof"
by the US Environmental Protection Agency. This is because metal roofing can
be painted any color, including colors on the lighter end of the spectrum
which will prevent solar heat gain.
Sleek Looks- Standing seam roofs are perfect for certain types of
contemporary or country-style houses. Due to the smooth, straight lines,
these roofs give your house an "industrial" feeling, yet with a modern
flair. These are not the rippled tin roofs that you might remember from
warehouses of the past.
Colors- As mentioned this earlier, but only in terms of lighter,
sun-reflecting colors. But what about style? Metal comes in a decent array
of colors: grays, browns, forest greens, earthy reds. Perhaps this isn't the
full palette of colors as you might find at a paint store, but it's more
than you'll find with composite/asphalt shingles.