For many residential and commercial property owners in College Station, Texas, where the weather can go haywire every once in a while, having a durable roof is of utmost importance. If you don’t have a sturdy roof that can take on heavy rainfall, you’re likely to patch up leaks more often than your neighbors would. Opting for a standing seam metal roof on your next remodeling project can, therefore, be a worthwhile decision. An article for DoItYourself.com details the advantages of this modern roofing material, which include the following.
Standing seam roofs are especially durable. They can last upwards of 50 years. Metal roofs are known for their durability and there are metal roofs still functioning properly after 100 years of service. If you live in areas known for extreme weather there isn’t a better roofing option. In fact, there are even standing seam roofs available in a distressed finish. People who live in areas with frequent hail storms prefer this finish.
This article also suggests that metal roofs can be installed over shingles. America’s Choice Roofing, metal roofing in College Station, disagrees. We do not install metal over shingles because we always want to inspect your clean deck before all new roof installations. America’s Choice Roofing also believes that roofing over the shingles allows for too much moisture build up and could lead to mold accumulation.
The cost of a standing seam metal roof is greatly influenced by the fact that metal roofs last longer than, say, asphalt shingles. In other words, you can avoid future expenses with a standing seam metal roof and, thus, save more money than you spent during the installation. Such a roofing style allows for a more efficient flow of runoff and protects weak points against leaks, thereby enhancing the roof’s performance and extending its useful service life.
All metal roofs, including standing seam roofs, are energy efficient. Homeowners with metal roofs usually see a decrease in their heating and cooling bills. There are also a number of paint options for standing seam roofs that magnify the reflective properties of the metal and create even greater energy efficiency. The installation of a metal roof will also qualify most homeowners for a tax credit for energy efficient home remodeling if being offered that year. Most insurance companies will also offer discounts on your home insurance if you have a metal roof or standing seam metal roof.
Since metal conducts heat more quickly than other materials, colored standing seam metal roofing in College Station TX accordingly has Kynar 500 paint and primer that can reflect sunlight and heat away from your home. The functional life of a metal roof, therefore, depends on the quality of its coating.
While metal is known to rust after being exposed to moisture, today’s metal roofing panels are carefully galvanized to protect all surfaces that might develop rust. Even better, many College Station roofing companies like America’s Choice Roofing provide the kind of standing seam roofing systems that are designed to retain their beauty for far longer and enhance your property’s curb appeal.
(Article Information and Image from What Is a Standing Seam Roof?, DoItYourself.com)