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					The Advantages Of A Standing Seam Metal Roof
by Ryan McCall - www.durablemetalroofs.com

You already know that the quality of your roof is vital for maintaining the integrity
of your home and protecting it from the elements. If you want to safeguard your
home against rain, wind, fire and rot, you should consider installing a standing
seam metal roof. Not only are they the most durable roofs around, they require
little maintenance, offer energy-efficient benefits, and last you as long (or longer)
than you own your home.

Definition
A standing seam metal roof is comprised of vertical metal panels, each with two
seams that stand up vertically. Crimping these seams together seals the joint,
and keeps moisture and water from collecting on the surface of your roof and
leaking in.

These roofs are easily installed. You simply attach them together from
underneath with clips. These clips let the metal contract and expand naturally
according to the weather.

Advantages
Metal is your most durable choice for roofing materials. They last a very long
time, with the average warranty being 50 years. If you've ever seen an old
building, such as a church, with a green roof, then you've seen how long a metal
roof can last... in this case copper, which has been used for centuries because
of its long lifespan. Steel, aluminum, and even tin also offer the same types of
benefits.

Because of their durability, metal roofs offer a significant cost savings over the
long term. They require little to no maintenance, and stand up to inclement
weather with ease. Of course, they also offer more protection than standard
shingles, as they will not catch fire or collapse due to heavy snowfall.

Appearance
Metal roofs have come a long way since the old 'tin barn roof' days.
manufacturers have realized that homeowners value aesthetics as well as
protection, and as such you can find metal roofing materials in all sorts of
finishes and colors.

You can also find metal roofing that looks like other materials, such as cedar

The Advantages Of A Standing Seam Metal Roof by Ryan McCall - www.durablemetalroofs.com
shakes or asphalt. Distressed-look metal roofs have an irregular pattern that not
only adds design value, but keeps the roof from showing dents and dings... a
plus if you live in an area prone to hail storms.

Overall Value
Because they are so durable, metal roofs actually add value to your
home...almost $1.50 per square foot. And because they are pretty much
damage proof when properly installed, your insurance company may offer you a
discount on your home coverage.

They also add value because they are very energy efficient. Installing metal
roofing can actually reduce your cooling costs in the summer, because they
reflect the sun's rays and block the transmission of heat. Some even have
advanced reflective coating, which improves the reflectivity and energy savings.

While all types of metal roofs have these benefits, a standing seam metal roof
has a lower ticket price, plus a lower cost for installation. What's more, you can
easily install them over your existing asphalt shingles, which further reduces
your installation costs. Standing seam metal roofs are you best choice for
durability, style, efficiency and value.




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Description: You already know that the quality of your roof is vital for maintaining the integrity of your home and protecting it from the elements. If you want to safeguard your home against rain, wind, fire and rot, you should consider installing a standing seam metal roof. Not only are they the most durable roofs around, they require little maintenance, offer energy-efficient benefits, and last you as long (or longer) than you own your home.