For a long period of time asphalt shingles were the main option for roofing, but over time the benefits of standing seam metal roofs far surpassed those of shingle roofing. Now you may be wondering, what are standing seam metal roofs? Standing Seam Metal Roofs are uniquely designed metal roof panels that have raised interlocking seams which join one panel to the next. Often times these roofs are seen on commercial buildings, agricultural buildings, and barns. They provide exceptional protection for your home and are known for their maximum durability. Overall, standing seam metal roofs reap a plethora of benefits which are further explained below.

Living in Texas means dealing with extreme weather from intense highs to major hail storms. That being said, your home should be equipped with a roof that is meant to withstand wear and tear from natural causes for the decades to come. Metal roofs are overall tougher are last longer than shingle roofs. More specifically, 1-½ inch standing seam metal roofs are more resilient to hail and wind damage. As a result of this, they have a graciously longer lifespan than that of asphalt roofs, for they last between 30-50 years versus 17-25 years.

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Though standing seam metal roofs are a bigger initial investment, they are very cost effective and more environmentally friendly than shingle roofs. Due to the fact that a standing seam has an air space between the bottom of the panel and the plywood decking, our team of professionals can install radiant barriers during the roofing procedure. What this does is it reflects a high percentage of the heat from penetrating into the attic space which results in reducing your homes cooling costs.

Metal roofs can also contribute to lower homeowners insurance premiums and a homeowner can re-coupe 75-85% of the upgraded cost of a metal roof at the point of sale. Listed below are the environmental benefits of metal roofing:

-Metal is fully recyclable, unlike shingles that end up in landfills
-Metal roofing materials are eco-friendly, containing up to 30% of recycled metal
-These Roofs are easily fitted with brackets for Solar Panels

Standing seam metal roofs also come in a variety of colors and can be mounted to much lower slopes than shingles to match your home’s aesthetic. All in all, when choosing to invest in a standing seam metal roofing system you will get a structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing roof for your home.