Fort Collins Residential Metal Roofing

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A standing seam metal roof is a premium residential metal roofing system. The standing seam metal roof will initially cost more than a typical asphalt shingle roofing system. However, an asphalt shingle roof will normally require two to three replacements throughout its lifetime. Metal roofs will never need replacement, and metal roofing has proven far more durable and reliable than traditional, petroleum-based asphalt roofing – not to mention that metal roofing alleviates the fluctuating prices of shingles, and as anyone who’s ever cleaned out the gutters of an asphalt shingled roof will tell you, you won’t have to see half your roofing sloughed off and washing away in only a few years.

Metal Roofing Types

“Standing seam” refers to a particular kind of metal roofing. For metal roofing to be of the standing seam variety, continuous metal panels will be running from the top of the roof all the way down to the eaves, with fastened seams connecting them together. There are several types of standing seam metal roofs. There are double-lock, snap-loc and exposed fasteners. In our opinion, the double lock standing seam metal roof is the best compared to the other types. A double lock standing seam metal roof has concealed fasteners, and individual panels are mechanically seamed together. The concealed fasteners provide maintenance-free roofs while the mechanical seams insure that the roof is watertight.

METAL ROOFING GAUGES

The metal that is used to manufacture these types of roofs comes in three different gauges: 24, 26, and 29 with 24 being the thickest gauge. We only use 24 gauge materials unless otherwise specified.

We offer several types of metal for our standing seam metal residential roofing systems:

  • Galvanized
  • Galvalume
  • Kynar500 Painted Metal
  • Copper
  • Paint Grip

We also offer metal colors by:

  • Berridge
  • McElory

Advantages of metal roofing

The seams used to fasten the panels do away with some of the problems long associated with roofing solutions. With metal roofing, there’s actually far fewer seams, and the tougher, more durable standing seams don’t allow for as many potential weak spots for moisture to creep in, being raised a little above the panels.

Disadvantages of metal roofing

Having said that, there can be a few disadvantages to metal roofing. Not as many roofing contractors are willing to install metal roofing, thus potentially raising the cost of your project. And standing seam metal roofing isn’t advisable if your roof doesn’t meet the pitch requirements. Some people don’t like the way metal roofing looks, but then, that’s entirely a matter of choice.