Back in the day, standing seam metal roofing was mainly used in commercial and agricultural structures. However, today, it’s growing more popular in residential properties. They aren’t only durable and aesthetically pleasing, but they are also beneficial to the environment.
A well-maintained standing seam metal roof can last two times longer than roofing shingles. Metal and standing seam roofs are made from steel, aluminum and copper. While copper costs more than steel and aluminum, it can last for centuries.
Metal is one of today’s greenest roofing options. A huge amount of its raw materials have recycled content, which can vary from 35% to 95%. Unlike asphalt roofs, metal is recyclable and can be used over and over again. It’s also one of the most recyclable and durable materials on the planet.
Added Protection Against the Elements
You don’t have to worry about significant roof repair and maintenance costs when you choose a standing seam metal roof. Metal roofs won’t crack, warp or rot. They also offer better protection against fire, wind, snow, hail, rain and other harsh elements.
Wide Range of Options
Standing seam metal roofs are available in a wide selection of colors, materials, shapes, widths, thicknesses and connection types. The panels can be cut on-site or pre-formed during manufacturing. Moreover, heat-reflective coatings can also be applied to metal roofs. These specialized coatings reflect radiant heat away during summer, lowering attic temperature, improving indoor comfort and reducing cooling costs.
Turn to Thompson Roofing and Construction for high-quality home exterior services. We are the area’s leading roofing contractor, also specializing in siding and gutter installation. Call us at (256) 952-3309, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Huntsville, AL.