A few decades ago, metal roofs were only found on industrial buildings. Over time, however, they’ve become a common feature on commercial buildings and residential homes. If you’re considering installing a metal roof, you might want to install a standing seam metal roof instead of a conventional roofing system. Here’s why:
Resistance Against Leaks
Standing seam metal roofs are less susceptible to leaks, the most prevalent roofing issue in buildings. Since the locking systems used to secure interlocking metal panels are raised above the surface, water can’t seep into the metal roof’s seams, the weak point of a conventional roofing system.
Minimal Maintenance Needs and Durability
Metal roofing panels don’t need a lot of upkeep to maintain their excellent durability. Keep in mind, however, that climate can affect your metal roof’s maintenance needs and lifespan (which typically range between 30 and 50 years). That’s why it’s important to pick a roofing material that’s suitable for your area’s climate.
Here’s an overview of the most common types of metal roofing materials on the market:
- Copper and zinc – Copper-and-zinc roofing systems are quite expensive, but with an average lifespan of 100 years, they’re also the most durable option on the market.
- Steel – Thanks to its cost-effectiveness, steel is the most popular material used for metal roofing panels.
- Aluminum – Aluminum is ideal for homes in coastal areas because it can resist corrosion caused by salty sea air.
Metal roofing panels have a high percentage of recycled content, which typically ranges from 35% to 95% depending on the manufacturer.
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