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Many people are choosing to install standing seam metal roofs for their buildings. These roofs are known for their incredible durability, longevity and energy efficiency. They are suitable for both residential and commercial buildings. In today’s article, A1 Roofing & Construction, the top roofing contractor in our local area, discusses the pros and cons of standing seam metal roofs.
What Are Standing Seam Metal Roofs?
Standing seam metal roofs are a particular kind of metal roofing system that has seams that are raised above the level of the roofing itself. Seams are usually the weak point of any kind of roofing material. Raising the seams above the water level is a key advantage, and it greatly improves the durability of this kind of metal roof.
Pros of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
The metal panels of a standing seam metal roofing system run unhindered from the top to the bottom of the roof. There are no horizontal seams for this kind of roof, and it has far fewer seams than other roofing systems. Like all metal roofs, standing seam metal roofs are incredibly tough and durable. Metal is immune to the effects of moisture and long-term sun exposure. Standing seam metal roofs can also last for up to 50 years. They can also improve a home’s energy efficiency.
Cons of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
A standing seam metal roof requires specialized knowledge to install, repair and maintain. You will need to look for a roofing contractor that specializes in metal roofing. Standing seam metal roofs are also unsuited for buildings that have a low slope. This roofing system can also have a higher initial cost when compared with other kinds of roofing systems.
If you want to learn more about standing seam metal roofs, then give us a call. Our roofing experts will help you figure out if it is a good choice for your home or business. A1 Roofing & Construction has decades of experience, and we are known for our uncompromising customer service. We will answer any questions you may have, and we will help you figure out the best roofing system for your building. We serve many areas, including Tiverton, Newport and Providence, RI. Call us at (401) 265-1019 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote.