Standing seam metal roofing is a kind of metal roofing with long, continuous panels running from the top of the roof down to the eaves. The areas where these panels connect side-by-side are called seams. Fasteners that are raised above the water level connect these seams.
There are many advantages of standing seam metal roofing. The first and most important advantage is the raised seams that aid in keeping water out of places you don’t want moisture. Because the seams only run vertically from the top of the roof to the eaves, and not horizontally like with asphalt shingles, there are fewer opportunities for water to enter the seams and cause problems. Standing seam metal roofing provides increased durability. This type of metal roofing will last upwards of 50 years. Another nice perk of this type of roofing is that it comes in an array of colors and can even be painted. Many homeowners enjoy the clean lines and contemporary feel of a metal roof.
With any product there are always some disadvantages to be considered. Standing seam metal roofing is not a good choice for flat roofs. Also, there is an added upfront cost to this kind of roof. But, with the added life expectancy, we feel that standing seam metal roofs pay for themselves in the long run.
Standing seam metal roofing provides a beautiful and timeless look. We feel that the advantages far outweigh the few disadvantages. Our experts at JW Services Inc. of NC have over 17 years of experience. We are confident that we can help you make the right decision for you and your family.