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Highlight on Standing-Seam Metal Roofing

Metal roofing comes in different forms and different metals, but they all share the benefits of very high durability, longevity, and flexibility.

Let’s look at what a standing-seam metal roof actually is.

What Is Standing-Seam Metal Roofing?

Standing-seam metal roofing has unique aesthetic and functional properties. It’s made of several metal panels that run the length of the roof, starting at the top and going down to the eaves. Every panel comes with a rib on each side that overlaps with the ribs of the other panels, creating a series of raised seams that fit together perfectly.

You’ll find standing-seam metal roofing made from common materials like steel, zinc, aluminum, or copper. This type of roofing is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, particularly in places like Texas with extreme weather and a hot climate.

The Benefits of Standing-Seam Metal Roofing

What are the benefits of this type of roofing? We already alluded to the fact that standing-seam metal roofing stands up incredibly well to extreme weather conditions. Its unique construction allows it to withstand winds of up to 1​50 miles per hour, ​and it’s virtually leak-proof.
For those who are worried about the effects of hurricanes and tornado on their homes or buildings, this is a huge benefit. There’s no guarantee that your standing-seam metal roof will emerge unscathed from a devastating storm, but you stand a much greater chance.
In fact, there are impressive case studies of the effectiveness of standing-seam roofing in the real world. In 2004, Punta Gorda High School suffered significant damage because of Hurricane Charley and its high winds. The nearby Sallie Jones Elementary School had a standing-seam metal roof and didn’t suffer any damage at all, nor did other nearby structures with metal roofs.

Here are a few other benefits:

Energy efficiency: ​A metal roof reflects UV rays and reduces your energy costs.
Sustainability: ​The roofing is usually made from recycled metal and is 100 percent recyclable.
Longevity: ​A metal roof can last for a lifetime, including a 30- to 50-year warranty.
Attractiveness: ​Standing seam is clean and aesthetically pleasing for a variety of home styles.

On top of these benefits, you also have the option to replace the existing roof or simply install the metal roof over the existing roof to reduce waste and lower the cost of a roof upgrade!
Is It Right for You?

Metal roofing isn’t perfect, but it does offer a potent defense against extreme weather. If you feel like you might be at risk for severe hurricanes, tornadoes, or thunderstorms, you can’t go wrong with a quality, properly installed standing-seam metal roof. It’s one of the best choices for regions with more storms.

And we at Castro Roofing are experts when it comes to installing roofs! We’ll work with you closely to ensure that we get your project done right and on time. Talk to us today to see if metal roofing is the right choice for you.

Roofing above the rest,
Rudy Rodriguez
Chief Executive Dreamer

Written by Rudy Rodriguez

May 1, 2015

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