Metal roofing systems have grown in popularity for their good looks, durability, and weather-proof elements. If you’re considering a standing seam metal roofing system for your Westchester home, you’re not alone. We have noted a slow but steady uptick in the number of standing seam metal roof installations we complete each year, with a record number in recent years.
Both older homes and new constructions utilize standing seam metal roofs as complete and partial systems; metal roof accent awnings are popular and porch coverings. The only drawback of adding a standing seam metal roof to your home is its cost. There is no way around it; metal roofing systems are expensive – but they rarely need repair or replacing and will often outlive the homes they protect.
With that in mind, when selecting a metal roofing option, it’s important to understand all the roof components and properties to get the best roof for your home and value for your investment.
In this blog, we review the top 5 benefits of installing a standing seam metal roofing system.
A standing seam metal roof has a lifespan of 40-70 years. Essentially, you install your roofing system once in your house’s lifespan. With proper installation and maintenance, you won’t ever have to replace your roof.
There are two fastening mechanisms for metal roof installation― exposed and concealed fastening. Standing seam metal roofing uses the concealed mechanism whereby the screws do not penetrate the metallic panels. This provides extra weather tightness and eliminates potential leaks caused by screws.
84% of all fire deaths occur in residential homes. With a Class A fire rating, a standing seam metal roof is a crucial line of defense against your house burning down. The roofing panels can withstand high temperatures, even from fire sources from outside the residence. In addition, metal roofing’s fire-resistant properties help prevent the spread of internal fires.
The metal panels in a standing seam metal roof prevent heat absorption by reflecting solar energy and reducing the surface temperature on the roof. The cooling mechanism reduces the house temperature by 50 to 60 degrees compared to asphalt shingle roofing. According to Green Building Alliance statistics, with a reduced load on your air conditioning system, energy costs are saved by 7-15%.
Stand-out Curb Appeal
Standing seam metal roofing provides a chic modern look that appeals to many. The straight lines and concealed fasteners create a seamless flow that is visually appealing. If you’re looking for instant curb appeal, the standing seam metal roofing should be on your consideration list.
Choosing the right roofing system is only the first step; it’s important to ensure proper installation to get the most from your roofing investment. At B &W Group, we are committed to providing our customers with the best quality metal roofing materials and professional metal roof installation and repair services.
Contact us today for all your Westchester County roofing needs, from roof repairs to the design and installation of new roofing systems; in addition to metal roofs, we also install and repair: cedar roofs, clay tile roofs, slate roofs, Solar roofs, and traditional asphalt shingle roofs.