A standing seam metal roof is a premium roofing system used by millions in the United States. The standing seam metal roof will initially cost more than a typical asphalt shingle roofing system. However, an asphalt shingle roof will normally require two to three replacements throughout its lifetime. Longevity is one of the top reasons consumers report choosing metal roofing for their homes as metal roofs will never need replacement, allowing the metal roof to pay for itself.
A metal roof can also save you up to 40% on your annual energy costs. A typical asphalt roof will absorb heat, but a metal roof will reflect it, cooling your home and therefore lowering your need for air conditioning use which will lower your energy costs.
Metal roofing is also environmentally friendly. Most metal roofing is composed of a minimum 25% recycled material and can be installed directly on top of an asphalt roof, reducing landfill waste and promoting quick installation. A metal roof is also 100% recyclable when removed as part of building renovation or demolition.
A metal roof can also reduce insurance process and changes of structural damage in the unpredictable Colorado weather. By providing more protection, your home is less likely to require extensive and expensive insurance repairs and to cause expensive structural damage to the home. Through home appreciation, a metal roof can increase the resale value of your home more than traditional asphalt roofing.
Residential Metal Roofing Types
There are several types of standing seam metal roofs. There are double-lock, snap-loc and exposed fasteners. In our opinion the double lock standing seam metal roof is the best compared to the other types. A double lock standing seam metal roof has concealed fasteners, and individual panels that are mechanically seamed together. The concealed fasteners provide maintenance-free roofs while the mechanical seams insure that the roof is watertight, providing another layer of protection for your home.
RESIDENTIAL METAL ROOFING GAUGES
The metal that is used to manufacture these types of roofs comes in three different gauges: 24, 26, and 29 with 24 being the thickest gauge. We only use 24 gauge materials unless otherwise specified.
We offer several types of metal for our standing seam metal roofing systems:
Kynar500 Painted Metal
We also offer metal colors by:
Overall, metal roofing is the best alternative to save money. Give us a call for your residential metal roofing project quote today!