Standing Seam Metal Roof
What Is Standing Seam Metal Roofing?
Standing seam metal roofing is different from roofing materials in many ways, including the size and shape of the materials and the installation process. Standing seam residential metal roofing is so-named because the seams are raised above the roofing. Continuous standing seam roof panels run from the ridge of the roof to the eaves. Fasteners are used to connect the seams between the panels. Standing seam metal panels securely snap together in a way that totally conceals the fasteners. This unique design feature provides added protection against the elements and reduces the risk of experiencing structural issues with conditions that may include high winds and seasonal storms. In addition to this, it also provides a modern design element to your home, office, or building. Advantages associated with standing seam metal roofing include:
- High seams: High seams raised above the level of the roofing panel provide added protection against moisture while also minimizing issues with weak spots.
- Seam design: There are no horizontal seams and fewer seams in total, which means fewer ways for leaks to develop.
- Durability: While not impervious to damage, metal roof panels are highly resistant to wear and damage.
- Longevity: When properly installed and maintained, metal roofing systems can stick around for 30 to 50 years or more.
- “Cool roof”: According to EPA standards, metal roofing systems are considered “cool roofs” because they can be painted any color without having a serious impact on heat reflection capabilities.
Standing Seam Roofing Services from Mallard Exteriors
- Standing seam roof installation
- Repair and replacement of metal roof panels
- Standing seam metal roof maintenance
- Routine or seasonal roofing system inspections
Standing Seam Metal Roof Panels
Metal Roof Installation in Maryland
Repairing and Replacing Standing Seam Metal Roof Panels
- Panels were improperly installed or repaired
- There is visible waviness in flat areas (“oil canning”)
- You are seeing significant scuffing or scratching on some panels
- There are issues with the seam or fasteners affecting panels
- You are noticing surface corrosion on panels or minimal rusting occurring at cut edges
- Panels are affected by chalking or fading