Looking at options for new roof paneling can be very stressful, there are so many roof types and styles to choose from! Even if you have chosen getting a metal roof, you still must decide between a standing seam metal roof and a corrugated metal roof, and both of which have many sub-options to choose from.
One of the most popular metal roofing panels is a standing seam metal roofing system, and for good reason. It is one of the most effective and efficient roofing systems there is. We wanted to provide a list of benefits and explain the reasoning behind them.
- Durability and Weather-tight: Standing seam panels are a concealed fastener roofing panel. This is the most effective weather-tight roofing system. Standing seam roofs are known to last 40-70 years, so you’ll never have to buy another roof!
- Curb Appeal: Obviously, everybody has their own opinion on looks. Standing seam has a modern look with straight lines, and due to the efficient fastener system, no screw heads are visible. Do with that information as you will!
- Energy-Efficient: All metal roofs have energy efficiency and will save you money. Generally, you will save 10-15% on cooling costs (AC).
- Increase Home Value: If placing your house on the market, you repossess about 90% of the total roofing cost through home value. Also, the whole house can be worth up to 6% more when covered by standing seam metal roofing versus asphalt shingles.
- Variety of Aesthetic Color Choices: Standing seam metal roofing has access to the PVDF paint system. When buying a roof that can last a lifetime, you need a paint that can do the same. This paint fades at a slow rate and has endless options to choose from.
- Low Maintenance: Because the fasteners are concealed and aren’t exposed to the weather, standing seam panels require much less maintenance than any other roof.
- Suitable for Every Slope: This system can be installed on a roof with a minimum pitch of 0.5” in 12”.
Gerber Lumber & Hardware uses North Star Metals as our primary supplier for metal roofing. Here, you can check out more benefits to metal roofing.
If you are looking to get a metal roof, or need any other project done, make sure to check out our inventory at our online shop!