Category Archives: Standing Seam

Residential Standing Seam Metal Roof

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Residential Standing Seam Metal Roof Qualities

A residential standing seam metal roof is constructed from many interlocking metal panels that run vertically from the ridge to the eave of the roof. The interlocking seams (where the two panels join) are raised above the roof’s flat surface — resembling a little mountain peak — for easy water run-off.

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Standing seam roofing is suitable for either spanning across purlins (horizontal roof beams that support the rafters) on typical spacing, or laid directly over rigid insulation and/or other roof types. Many combinations of panel widths, seam profiles, and rib heights provide extensive design flexibility. In addition, residential standing seam metal roofing comes in a variety of colors and sizes to achieve an array of visual effects to match your architecture.

Qualities of a Residential Standing Seam Metal Roof

A residential standing seam metal roof boasts many qualities and advantages that account for its popularity among Americans:

  • 1)   A standing seam residential metal roof requires next to no maintenance, and will not crack, shrink, erode, or perforate.
  • 2)   Standing seam roofing provides extreme weather protection, including durability against hail and rain, and resistance to high winds and heavy snow loads – it is the most stable form of roofing during hurricanes.
  • 3)   Standing seam metal roofs are 100% recyclable and fire resistant, meaning they will not burn or support combustion (in fact, our roofing has the highest commercially available fire resistance rating).

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  • 4)   A raised seam metal roof is energy-efficient. With its highly reflective capability, it reduces the sun’s intensive heat thereby reducing cooling costs.
  • 5)   Residential metal roofing is made of lightweight materials that do not require additional framing, which means extra roof space for insulation for you.
  • 6)   A standing seam metal roof is fairly quiet having essentially the same noise level as asphalt, clay, or wooden roofs.

Our skilled professionals are able to install residential standing seam metal roofing extremely quickly. The quick installation and easy accessibility make a residential standing seam metal roof cost relatively inexpensive (particularly once you factor in the lifecycle of the roof); and it can even be installed over existing asbestos or asphalt roofs where local ordinance permit.

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Raised Seam Metal Roofing

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Raised Seam Metal Roofing Tops Them All

A strong market for raised seam metal roofing has emerged within the residential sector — in both new, and retrofit projects — as architectural standing seam systems are used now more often than traditional structural systems. More than 2 billion sq. ft. of standing seam metal roofing is installed annually in the United States, a figure that continues to grow each year.

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Raised Seam Metal Roofing – Aesthetic and Tangible Benefits

As an aesthetic element, the standing or raised seam metal roof is hard to beat with its range of colors and environmentally friendly, long-lasting materials. But, there are a host of other benefits as well.

Standing Seam Metal Roof Benefits

    1. 1.    Thermal Resistance. The panels are reflective, thus cooling in the summer, yet help keep warm air in during the winters.  Of course, there are always options for insulation or additional insulation depending on the design of the roof, crawlspace or attic space available.
    2. 2.    Thermal Movement. The standing seam system features an innovative concealed clip fastening method that enables the metal roof panels to move independently or float over the sub-structure.
    3. 3.    Ease of Installation. In many projects, the standing seam metal roof can be installed without having to tear off the existing system.
    4. 4.    Adding Slope. Another major advantage is the ability to create slope with the use of a sub-assembly system. The extra space created by the sub-assembly also provides a convenient area for adding any additional insulation that you would like installed.

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  1. 5.    Fire Resistance. Standing seam metal roofing panels are considered to offer a low fire hazard and carry a Factory Mutual Class A fire rating (the highest in the industry), which can substantially reduce building insurance rates for the homeowner.
  2. 6.    Maintenance Free. The raised seam metal roof’s minimal maintenance requirements contribute significantly to its favorable life-cycle cost. It will not rip, tear, puncture, shrink, creep, slip, blow off or burn. Nor will it be sensitive to ultra violet degradation or chemical contaminants such as grease and compressor oils.

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Standing Seam Metal Roofs and Metal Shingles

Metal Roofing is Seamless Standing seam metal roofing is very popular right now. It is the most commonly available type of metal roofing and, once homeowners begin to do their research into metal roofing, they quickly find a variety of standing seam products. They may like its looks, or maybe they find it looks too commercial, industrial, or even agricultural for their neighborhood.Many folks, though, when they research standing seam, actually end up with what we call through-fastened or exposed-fastener metal roofs. They are not standing seam roofs. By definition, standing seam roofs come in continuous lengths, have hidden fasteners, and have some mechanism built-in that allows for the metal’s natural expansion and contraction during thermal changes.Through-fastened metal roofs have screws right through the face of the panel. Those screws try to hold the panels tight and have no flexibility for expansion and contraction. The screws have a rubber or neoprene gasket or washer to help allow water from entering at the hundreds or thousands of screw holes on the roof. They work well at first but, after a few years, homeowners will find the screws have worked loose, broken, or the washers have cracked.Again, through-fastened metal roofs are not standing seam roof. These corrugated types of products have overlapping panels rather than interlocking panels. That can be another area of water infiltration. Being used extensively in agricultural markets, through-fastened products are increasingly being used residentially. In many cases, we’re concerned that homeowners are not getting the metal roof they think they are getting. We often hear homeowners and even contractors refer to these roofs as standing seam roofs. They are incorrect. One additional concern is that, because they compete in the highly competitive agricultural market, many of these products are produced from lower quality metals and feature lower quality finishes.

Metal shingle roofs come in a variety of profiles from wood shake to slate to wood shingle to tile, as you can see on our website. Most homeowners “oooo” and “aaaahhh” over the beauty of these roofing systems. They tend to complement any home and neighborhood very well. Most of them have hidden fasteners as well as higher quality base metals and finishes.

Oftentimes when folks see the metal shingle roofs, they assume they are more costly than standing seam metal roofs, because of their increased aesthetics and assumed increased complexity. While every roof can have its particular nuances that affect final cost, compared to a high quality standing seam,  metal shingle roofs are usually very similarly priced or even lower priced. This causes homeowners to often say things like “Wow, I had no idea that I could all have that for the price of that.”

For more information on standing seam and other metal roof profiles, please contact Metal Roofing Systems.