As you already know, metal is one of the best options for commercial roofing. It’s easy to install and durable, and new manufacturing techniques have made it more aesthetically pleasing. However, one type of metal roofing is favored above the rest: standing seam metal.
In today’s post, Larry Walty Roofing and Guttering Inc., your trusted commercial roof repair expert in the region, talks about what makes standing seam metal roofing superior in every way.
The defining characteristic of standing seam metal roofs is that its seams are raised over the surface. This confers a big advantage in that the seams, which are natural gaps that, if unsealed, can invite leaks, are raised over the surface. This means water will naturally slide past the seams, protecting your roof from water damage. This is a feature not all roofs, even metal ones, possess.
Plus, the seams themselves are far fewer than you would normally see in a typical metal roof. A standing seam metal roof’s panel run from ridge to eave. This means the roof has no horizontal seams.
A Long-Lasting Roof
Metal is indeed durable, but it doesn’t mean it’s invincible. A single sheet of metal can still be punctured by hailstones, for example. However, a standing seam metal roof is much more durable; the raised seams reinforce the roof by offering resistance to impact. It can also last for up to 50 years with proper maintenance, making it a favorite of roof repair contractors.
Most metal roofs are “cool roofs”, because they can insulate your attic much better than other types of roofing. However, standing seam metal roofs take it a bit further because the less chance of a leak forming means your attic insulation does its job much better.
Larry Walty Roofing and Guttering Inc. is one of the biggest family-owned roofing commercial roofing contractors in Kansas. Call us today at (316) 733-2843. You can also fill out our contact form to learn more. We serve Winfield, KS, and nearby areas.