Standing Seam metal roofing systems use hidden fasteners, to secure the panels to the substrate is hidden beneath the panels instead of exposed on top of them. Normally, standing seam panels are completely flat or striated, with the ridges or bumps being at the seams (or vertical legs). They use a raised, interlocking seam to join one panel to another, allowing for crisp, clean lines.
With tons of options on the market, it can be difficult to find the metal roof suited for your home. You have to consider the environment you live in and the aesthetic appeal you want when choosing a panel profile.
Benefits of Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Compared to other panel profiles, a standing seam metal roof has a lot of benefits. Here are just a few:
- Aesthetics: The sleek lines and crisp, seamless look of the panels make them highly attractive to anyone looking for a high-end or modern-looking roof.
- High-Performance: Standing Seam panels are typically tested heavily against extreme weather conditions, like high-speed winds or heavy hail, and perform great.
- Fastener System: The hidden fastener system used in Standing Seam metal roofing eliminates most issues related to faulty, improperly installed, or rusting fasteners, which can occur with exposed fastener systems.
- Longevity: Standing Seam roofs have an average lifetime of 40-70 years, compared to other materials like shingles, which typically only last between 10-20 years.
- Durability: Like other metal roofs, Standing Seam’s durability is a huge advantage — it lasts well in all different types of environments.