Frequently Asked Questions
- What is "standing seam" metal roofing?
Standing seam metal roofing is a process in which flat metal pans approximately 21" wide are placed on the roof running from ridge to eave. Prior to being installed on the roof, these pans are run through our roll-forming machine to create turned up edge profiles that will become the "standing seams". The pans are fastened to the roof with clips that slip over one edge of the pans and are fastened to the roof sheathing while the other edge temporarily snaps over the corresponding seam. The edges of the pans are then folded and joined together to create a 1" tall double-locking seam. All trim and flashing materials are made from the same material as the pans.
- Will a standing seam metal roof be noisy?
A common misconception is that a metal roof will be noisier than other types of roofing. When installed with solid sheathing, a metal roof on your home or building can actually silence noise from rain, hail and bad weather, many times much better than other roofing materials. We can also install SIPS panels (structural insulated panel system) under the metal roofing for added noise reduction and insulation.
- Is a standing seam metal roof right for my project?
Standing seam metal roofing can be installed practically anywhere that conventional roofing would be used. We understand and embrace the fact that no two roofs are alike. That's why we fabricate our roofing materials on site to provide a custom fit roof for each unique project. From Barns to Bridges, from Houses to Business' and everything in between, a standing seam metal roof is a smart investment for your project.
- What are some of the advantages of standing seam metal roofing?
Light weight materials: Because of the thin profile of the materials (typically 26 gauge metal), standing seam metal roofs add very little weight to the structure of a building, much less than most other traditional types of roofing.
Longevity: When installed and maintained properly, standing seam metal roofs have been known to last 100 years or more!
Enviromentally Friendly: By choosing a standing seam metal roof, you'll save money on your energy bills and do your part for the environment. Metal roofs have higher reflectivity and heat disipation values than conventional roofing materials. Many other roofing products, including asphalt shingles, contribute an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills annually. Whereas metal roofing can be recycled and are in fact often times made from recycled materials.
Material Choices: There are a variety of material choices: Galvanized steel, Galvalume and Copper to name a few as well as wide range of pre-painted materials.