Add Beauty and Weather Resistance
Standing seam metal roofing is great for Houston homeowners looking to add to the curb appeal and weather resistance of their home’s roof. Standing seam roofs are not the tin corrugated roofs that used to be installed on barns. Standing seam roofing systems are aesthetically pleasing and engineered to last a lifetime.
Standing Seam Material
Standing seam is Galvalume, cold-rolled steel with 55% aluminum and 45% zinc alloy. Most Houston commercial roofing contractors offer this combination of metals because it ensures a lack of rust or corrosion for the life of the product.
Standing Seam Panel Locking
Metal roofing provides two basic panel locking systems for metal roofing: architectural panels act as water-shedding systems and structural panels act as water-tight systems. Both panel systems are exceptions. The S-2000 is the only water-tight snap-lock system on the market and the A-1300 is the only water-tight architectural panel on the market and is ideal for low sloping roof applications with installation on as little a slope as a ½ inch per foot. In addition, there’s an A-1000 snap lock panel for a more affordable install.
Types of standing seam roofs
Standing seam metal roofing system come in three types. The most popular one being field lock standing seam, which uses a special locking tool to connect the panels in the field. Another is snap lock standing seam, which locks the panels together when one side is connected with the one next to it. Finally, there are the standing seam shingle based panels which are vertical shingle panels.
Metal Shake XD Colors
For all the benefits of a metal roof with a more traditional or rustic look try a stone-coated Shingle, Shake or Terra Cotta styled look. Made of 26 gauge steel this product covered with zinc-aluminum allow, acrylic primer, basecoat, natural stone granules and an overglaze to make sure your metal roof looks as good on day one as it does on year 50!
Standing Seam Expansion and Contraction
Metal roofing standing seam such as metal shingles and seam metal roofing is known to expand and contract slightly with a change in temperature which is why competent roofing contractors only custom fabricate metal roofing and never use pre-fab kits! Your metal roof is designed with a custom Z flashing to allow for expansion and contraction (up to 1/8 inch for every 20 feet). Because we only install using concealed bracket systems, you never have to worry about leaks due to expansion!