Material Spotlight: Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Posted February 9, 2017 in Blog

Choosing the type of roof that will protect and adorn your home is a big decision.  Whether you are contemplating a main, garage or even back patio roof, it is important to consider all options since it is a large investment and you want to make sure you get the most value for your money.   For accessory structures, it aesthetically makes sense to match your new roof with the existing shingles of the primary residence.  Cohesiveness is always key to a beautiful property!  However, many homeowners are now opting for metal roofing and for a myriad of reasons.

Metal roofing has come a long way in recent years through manufacturing, longevity, color and even style.  No longer are metal roofs a resemblance of an old, rusty corrugated shed or country barn.  There are many styles to choose from, and many look like the roofing materials you are used to seeing in the neighborhood.  From metal versions of slate, tile, clay and even wood shakes to the simplistic aesthetic of a metal standing seam roof, there are many options to blend in with the style of your home.

From a designer standpoint, a homeowner cannot go wrong with a metal roof in a standing seam style.  A standing seam metal roof is an undisputed and invaluable upgrade from asphalt shingles in the means of longevity, durability, energy efficiency and aesthetic!  This style not only compliments most any home with its uniformly modest and clean look, its ingenious design of raised seams, concealed fasteners and lack of exposed screws minimize the chance of leaks or deterioration down the road!

Let’s talk detailed benefits.

  • Protective: – Metal roofs will not burn and protect against flying embers from wildfires or chimneys.  -The especially strong snap-lock connection of the panel construction ensures no-leaks or roof rot, unlike older deteriorating asphalt shingles.
  • Durable:  – Metal roofs are impervious and will not absorb water, which would typically lead to decay.  -Will not support insect infiltration.  -Sheds ice and snow effortlessly.
  • Longevity:  – Metal roofing won’t dry out, split, curl, peel or flake like conventional roofing systems.  -Lasts substantially longer than traditional roofs.
  • Energy Efficient & Environmentally Conscious: – The reflective nature keeps the spaces underneath cooler, cutting energy costs and providing a more comfortable environment – Typically made from predominantly post-consumer recycled materials
  • Aesthetic: -Engineered in narrow 12” panels for a clean, contemporary look that is architecturally scaled for residential application -Many colors to choose from to suit the color scheme of your home. -Added architectural interest to the property

The benefits of a metal roof largely outnumber any disadvantages one might find, but the main concern for homeowners is upfront cost.  While metal roof systems are more of an investment than an asphalt shingle system, the chance of replacing a conventional system multiple times within the lifespan of a metal roof is great.  The durability of a metal roof equals savings in repair and replacement costs for the lifetime of the roof.  Overtime, the savings will become apparent and the realization that a metal roof is one of the best investments for a home will be recognized.

  • For more expert advice on long-term solutions for your property, reach out to MasterPLAN Landscape Design!  At MasterPLAN, we put our clients first and explore all options to find the perfect solutions for your family and your property.  With an extensive background in engineering, architecture, plantings and property solutions, thinking outside the box is our specialty; if we can dream it, we can make it your reality!  Serving the Poconos, Lehigh Valley through the Main Line of Philadelphia and western New Jersey, we would love to help you discover the full potential for your property.  We look forward to welcoming you into the MasterPLAN family!


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