Metal Roofing is becoming much more popular in both commercial and residential applications, and Standing Seam Metal Roofing is one of the more popular types. Metal is often much lighter than conventional roofing materials. It reduces heat gain through your roof, lowering your cooling costs, can earn LEED credits.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing is particularly suited for roofs with at least a small slope.
Durable and Weather Resistant
Standing Seam Metal Roofing is durable, corrosion-resistant, fire-retardant, and requires minimal maintenance. Metal roofing is known for its resistance to wind, rain, ice, snow and hail and is less affected by hot/cold cycles than other roofing materials. The photo here shows a new, metal pent roof that CD Kaller added across the front facade of the Novotny House that features a standing seam metal roof by Harvey Building Products, plus new copper gutters and flashing. The Colonial Red Kynar Paint Finish on the roof has a 35 year non-prorated limited warranty.
Metal Roofing is environmentally beneficial, being composed of between 60 to 65% recyclable material, and is very energy efficient. The manufacturer of the metal we use has determined that it meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
Metal roofing reduces trapped heat in the summer and helps prevent energy loss during the winter. A study by the Florida Solar Energy Center that evaluated 7 different roofing types found that "White metal had the best cooling related performance.". A 3 year study by Oak Ridge National Laboratories found that "pre-painted metal roofing retains 95% of its initial solar reflectance over a three-year period ".
A metal roof may also help you earn LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) credits for your home or commercial building. Learn more from this article in Metal Architecture on cool roofing.