Metal Roofing Lafayette, LA
Metal roofs have come a long way in recent years! In fact, they are becoming more and more popular (especially standing seam metal roofs) because of their newer, cleaner design, color options, and fantastic durability. Metal roofs will not crack, shrink, or erode, making them a long-lasting alternative to many conventional roofing materials. With a wide variety of colors and styles now available to metal roofing companies, homeowners can really achieve a timeless designer look that will last for years to come.
Read more about the advantages of metal roofing.
Standing Seam Metal Roof
Standing seam metal roofs are by far the most popular type of metal roofing system. They are composed of continuous metal panels that run from the top of the roof’s ridge down to its eaves. Each panel is connected at a seam which is raised up above the level of the roof, hence the name “standing seam.”
Why is a standing seam so desirable? In most roofs, the seams are the weakest and most vulnerable parts of any roof. These are the areas where water damage usually occurs, as seams are susceptible to leaks. Because they are raised higher than the roofing panels, they are less vulnerable to settling moisture. In addition, because the seams run only vertically (as opposed to both vertically and horizontally) your metal roof has fewer seams overall.