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Standing Seam Metal Roofing Basics
Mar 01, 2018

Standing seam metal roofing is constructed of interlocking metal panels that run from the ridge of the roof to the eave. The seams of the two panels are raised above the surface to allow the water to run off rather than seep between the panels. The seams are fastened to the roof using one of two methods. The first utilizes hidden anchors that are located on the raised portion of the panel.  The adjacent panel overlaps the raised edge hiding the fastener. The second method is less costly and uses exposed fasteners that are installed through the panel directly into the roof sheathing.

Standing seam metal roofs have the ability to withstand a wide range of climates from cold winters to hot and humid summers of the South. This makes them a popular choice no matter what region of the country you live in. In the past, installing metal roofing wasn’t the first choice of many homeowners given their industrial look. However, companies now offer this roofing in a wide range of colors and styles, helping shed its commercial image. The vertical lines of a standing seam metal roof can function as an architectural design element. In many ways, this system highlights the valleys, peaks and gables of the roof. Installing a metal roof can also save you money on your utility bills since these roofs have the ability to deflect the sun's rays.

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