Once used nearly exclusively for commercial roofing, standing seam metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular for homes in Louisiana and around the country. Not only are these options beneficial across many key areas, they also provide an in-demand, industrial roofing aesthetic.
What is a Standing Seam Metal Roof?
A standing seam metal roof uses continuous columns of sheet metal that are connected at a seam by fasteners. These stand higher than the roof itself, usually by about 0.5”-1.5”. These seams are hidden so that the only thing left to observe is a smooth and uninterrupted ridge from top to bottom. The benefits for this style of roofing are many, but here are four that all homeowners would be wise to consider:
Standing Seam Metal Roofs are Cost Effective
Although a metal roof will have a higher ticket price, they are safer and more durable than shingles. Shingles warp and break over time which can cause leaks in the roof, and potentially damage on the inside of your home. The seams are airtight in these roofs, and water or wind stand no chance of creating a leak.
Standing Seam Metal Roofs are Energy Efficient
Shingled roofs absorbs sunlight and heat, making your home much hotter in the summer and more difficult to cool. With a standing seam roof, the metal is reflective, so it does not absorb nearly the amount of heat and sunlight that asphalt tiles do.
Standing Seam Metal Roofs are Durable
Metal is a much safer alternative than asphalt. Its durability provides far more security in case of fire or natural disaster. In the case of fire, asphalt roofs are prone to collapse, worsening an already extremely dangerous situation. Steel will not melt so your roof will stay intact a lot longer. They are also more structurally sound which will keep you safer in the event of storms, hail, hurricanes or tornadoes.
Standing Seam Metal Roofs are Ecofriendly
The steel used in sheet metal roofing is often made from recycled materials. This means that metal roof construction is better for our planet. Also, as previously mentioned, this style of roof will keep your home cooler, allowing you to operate your air conditioning unit less frequently. Both the environment and your checking account will thank you!
If you are thinking about replacing the roof on your Baton Rouge home or are considering options for a brand new roof, Cribbs Inc. is happy to answer any questions that you may have. With a variety of styles to choose from and a skilled installation team, Cribbs can put a roof over your head that you are proud to have on your home.