Standing seam metal roofs have become more popular as more and more homeowners have embraced the green trend. A standard standing seam metal roof is a great eco-friendly roofing choice as it’s usually made up of 35% to 95% recycled material and is completely recyclable.
However, more than just being more environmentally friendly, a standing seam metal roof would be a great addition to any home because of its durability. Why is a standing seam metal roofing system more durable than a conventional roof?
The Problem With Seams
First off, standing seam metal roofs are less vulnerable to leaks. Standing seam metal roof panels overlap and interlock with each other using locking systems that are raised above the flat surface, preventing water from seeping into seams, the weak point of most roofing systems.
Metals, in general, are well-known for their long-lasting durability. Keep in mind, however, that other factors, such as climate and geographical conditions, can lower a metal roof’s lifespan. To help minimize maintenance requirements and prolong your roof’s lifespan, you need to do your research on which materials are best suited to your needs. Here’s an overview:
- Steel - This is the most cost-effective material on the market, which is also why it’s the most commonly used one as well.
- Aluminum - This material is best suited to homes near coastal areas since aluminum can resist corrosion stemming from the high concentration of salt in the air.
- Copper and zinc - Roofing systems made from these metals are the most durable, easily lasting hundreds of years, but are also the most expensive.
Whichever material you choose, make sure to hire a reputable contractor to install your new standing seam metal roof.
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