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Standing Seam Metal

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing Seam Metal Roofing materials may be installed over a plywood sheathed surface with an under lament. It is recommended that Metal is not installed on strapping which has been secured over the top of the shingles, but this often done when there is an issue with removing the existing roofing materials or to minimize cost by not removing existing materials.

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The Standing Seam Metal roofing materials are secured to the roof by clips which hook over the raised and then the clip is fastened to the roof surface. The next section of panel then overlaps the clips and then crimped together therefore burying the clips underneath the panel where ir is no longer seen. This why it is said that a Metal Roof has no penetrations in the roof surface. The is then most often crimped together again creating a double locking seam which creates a highly water resistant seam on a roof where the rain water, snow, and ice does not pool up over the height of the seams.

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These type of metal roofing installations must be assessed prior to the start of the project so all the proper materials are ordered to provide a proper installation as needed in different areas of the roof such as valleys, adjoining walls, chimneys, skylights, valleys, vent pipes, etc.. Each unique aspect of a roof may require special custom bent sections of metal which are bent to specification allowing an installation which will prevent water from entering through the Corrugated Metal Roof surface.

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Q) What is the main difference between a Corrugated Metal Roof and a Standing Seam Metal Roof?
A) The Corrugated Metal Roof is installed by penetrating the metal sheathing with special grommet screws to secure the panels to the roof while the Metal Roofing materials are secured by special clips which wrap around the seams and are then secured to the roof surface under the metal so that the Standing seam Metal Roofing materials are not penetrated by the fasteners. The Corrugated or Ribbed Metal Roofing Materials also have a rolling appearance with more smaller 1″ ridges and 8″ valleys while the typical standing Seam Roofing materials will provide about a 20″ wide flat surface with a thin 1/8″ thick by 1 1/2 ” tall straight . So in summary it is the appearance and probably more importantly the way the materials are attached to the roof surface as well as the Metal typically being about 25% more expensive of an installation.
Q) Will the Standing Seam Metal roof leak?
A) These fasteners are designed to be fastened beneath the surface of the roof so they are not penetrating the metal roof surface so that leaks will not occur?
Q) What is the difference between an Asphalt Shingle Roof Installation vs. a standing Seam Metal Roof?
A) The major difference for most people is price and life expectancy, although for some it goes back to the energy efficiency, or the ability to shed snow and water. The Standing Seam Metal Roof will cost as an average example 200% more than the Asphalt Shingle Roof, but you may replace your Asphalt Shingle Roof once or maybe twice before the Standing Seam Metal Roof which may end up costing you more than 3 or 4 times the price of the Standing Seam Metal Roof in the long run if you intend to own the property for an extended period of time. For many people the average 40 year life expectancy of the Standing Seam Metal Roofing Materials will outlast the time they plan to own their home making it the last roof they will ever have to install or replace.
Q) What is the life expectancy of a Standing Seam Metal Roof?
A) It varies but the suggested range of life expectancy may be between 25 to 75 years and Standing Seam Roofs have been known to last into the 100 year range.
Q) Does the Standing Seam Metal Roof provide any other benefits or value?
A) The Standing Seam Metal Roofing materials have been known to reduce energy bills as they reflect the suns rays, they also tend to drain off quicker in rain or snow storms making them more appealing for some people in different climates.

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