Metal roofing has become the material of choice for many homeowners. It’s a more durable alternative to traditional asphalt shingles and arguably more versatile when it comes to sheer aesthetics. Of its numerous types, the standing seam variety has taken over as the “traditional” metal roofing system, and it’s a great option if you want to modernize your home without radically changing its outward appearance.
What is a Standing Seam Metal Roof?
Standing seam is a form of metal roofing that features vertical metal panels, which run the length of the ridge of the roof all the way down to the eaves. What gives it its distinct “standing seam” look is the upturned edge of the metal panel that connects to the adjacent panel. This detail gives your roof a more hip and modern look, albeit more subdued.
The Benefits of a Standing Seam Metal Roof
Increased curb appeal is the immediate benefit of this metal roofing type. Compared to older roofing systems, what you get is a more sleeker roof with a unique visual effect. This allows your home to stand out from the rest of the neighborhood and modernize it without straying too far from the original design.
Apart from the visuals, standing seam metal roofing is also highly durable. It offers better protection against the elements, strong winds, and even fire compared to asphalt roofing. Because it’s made of metal, it’s also impervious to moisture damage, and is virtually immune to rotting and cracking, making it low maintenance.
Metal roofing also has a long life span, with an average longevity of 50-70 years. In comparison, asphalt roofing lasts roughly 20 to 25 years at maximum.
At Lone-Star Roof Systems, LP., we recommend installing this metal roofing if you want a true lifetime roofing system. Give us a call (800) 317-1939 to learn more about our standing seam metal roofs. We serve homeowners throughout College Station, Bryan, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Huntsville, TX.