Standing Seam Metal Roofs in Ohio
Standing seam roofs have distinctive vertical patterns with clean lines and hidden fasteners that many people find more attractive on residential, agricultural and commercial buildings. You can find them covering entire roofs, or as architectural accents covering bay windows, dormers, verandas and porches. There are many inexpensive options when looking to replace your roof. However, if looking to make the most out of your investment a standing seam metal roof could be the right choice. Read on to find out more about the advantages and disadvantages to determine if it is right for you.
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ADVANTAGES OF A STANDING SEAM METAL ROOF
SNOW, ICE AND BLIZZARD RESISTANT
In our northern climate, metal is a great roofing material. Metal roofing is extremely resistant to snow and ice formation, with ice sliding right off and not building up to form ice dams. It can also withstand strong winds, making it ideal for blizzard climates
For homeowners who are looking to make their home more eco-friendly, a metal roof may be the perfect roof replacement option. Metal roofs not only have 25-95% recycled content, depending on the material used, but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof.
WEIGHT AND DURABILITY
Though they may not seem like it, roofers will tell you that standing seam metal roofs weigh less than asphalt shingles and can also grant better protection against snow, wind, ice and hail. Metal roofing materials won’t crack, warp, or rot, meaning it’s one of the most durable roofing materials available. Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material.
Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike. You may realize insurance savings with a metal roof on your house.
WIDE RANGE OF OPTION
When it comes to colors, materials, widths and shapes, metal roofs can offer you a wide variety of options. You can choose between steel, aluminum, metal and copper and zinc, in many different color options.
Another benefit you can get from metal roofs is energy efficiency. With the highly reflective paints that are factory-applied to the roof’s surface, they can reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%. You may receive other benefits by having a metal roof, including tax breaks and reduced insurance rates, due to the lifespan and watertight nature of metal.
disadvantages of standing seam metal roofs
The higher cost is the biggest drawback to standing seam metal roofs. They can be significantly more expensive than more traditional roofing materials, especially when factoring in a labor-intensive installation process. This also makes them much harder to replace or repair if the need arises. However, flat roofing structures do not allow them since these do not promote water to adequately drain. Standing water on metal roofing can lead to premature aging, color changes, and failure of the system. In addition, it is much harder to find contractors who have experience with standing seam metal roofing. When looking for a roofing specialist to do these jobs make sure they have experience with installing them.
As you can see standing seam metal roofing has plenty of clear advantages and disadvantages. A metal roof can be an awesome addition to your house with its beauty and functionality. However, they can be expensive and costly to install, maintain, and repair. When considering a standing seam metal roof give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you might have and guide you to your best possible options. Call us today and let the experts help you out with your decision. Get your quote today!
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