Metal roofing, which in various forms has been around for ages, still serves as one of the most weather-resistant options on the market. Plus, thanks to breakthroughs in design, manufacturing, and installation, metal roofs have progressed far beyond their humble origins, in many cases providing some of the most cutting-edge roofing possible.
Current architectural and structural metal panel roof systems utilize galvanized steel or aluminum. Metal roofs require minimal maintenance, and they function well in some situations where other roofing options may not.
Metal roofs are extremely durable and weather resistant. Even under consistently severe weather, metal roofs will not corrode or become brittle. Today’s models also last as long as 40 years, which is twice as long as the last generation of metal roofs. This longevity, coupled with lower maintenance costs than some other roofing options, helps to offset the increased cost of initial installation.
In terms of aesthetics, metal roofs can come in a wide variety of styles and colors, opening up modern and attractive design possibilities. A metal roof can also be customized in many ways in terms of panel size. And although they are installed with their own protective finishes, metal roofs can be re-coated and maintained by applying other materials, potentially changing appearance and adding new defensive benefits against discoloration, heat, water, and aging.
Metal roofs are, by nature, extremely leak resistant, and any damage to a metal roof tends to be relatively easy to find and repair. Using seam-clamping attachments is also an excellent way to provide the benefits of allowing anchoring on a metal roof without penetrating the surface material, thus preventing leaks and damage.
One of the installation options available with metal roofing is Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation. The standing seam is a modification of the metal ribbing that covers adjoining panels, and must be installed correctly in order to provide full benefits.
Standing seam panels come in snap lock panels or field locking panels. Installation for these systems also tends to be faster than other options, although initial price is slightly higher. With time, however, standing seam roofs regain much of the investment, as they tend to last longer and are less permeable to heat.
In locations with the threat of high wind causing damage to a metal roof, a technician can implement additional special modifiers in order to mitigate the threat.