Standing Seam Metal Roofing Services & Costs
Metal roofing is a wide subject that different people use to describe different types of roofing materials. One of the most popular types of metal roofing is a standing seam which is continuously gaining popularity among many property owners. The increasing preference doesn’t mean that you should buy a roof without finding out more information about it. That is why KOG Roofing takes pride in supplying you with the best roofing products and services and providing you all the information you need about standing seam metal roofs.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing Materials
Made from thicker steel, standing seams are loves by both commercial property and residential property architects. They are mostly used on roofs but are also sometimes used on walls. They are made with vertical legs and raise seams that can sometimes be described as concealed metal panels that have vertical legs and flat surfaces between those legs. They can be modified to form different styles and can be painted with acrylic paints, which means that you can get your preferred roof color.
These roofs have many advantages that are contributing to why many professionals love them. They are not only durable but are also soft and flexible. If you want a metal roofing that will be strong enough to encounter harsh weather conditions that roofs are usually exposed to but still remain flexible enough and look great, the standing seam metal roofing is your choice. Another reason why these roofing materials are loved is the wide range of options that allows different users to have unique roofs they can be proud of. Standing seam metal roofs are also a better option for those living in the coastal regions because they are more resistant to corrosion heightened in those areas by high concentrations of salt.
Types of Standing Seam Roofing Products
There are two main types of sanding seams, namely field-locked systems and panel systems. These are further divided into smaller categories that as shown below.
These systems are made by different panels seamed together, but they can be different depending on several factors such as the type of roof, steepness of the panels, and the surrounding environment. They come in different types which include:
Snap Lock Panels
These panels are made in a way that allows them to snap together, which means that they don’t have to be seamed mechanically when they are being installed. This design means that they have to be made with specific shapes on the edges. Their installation involves clips that help to attach the panels to the roof deck and to fasten the seams under the panels. They are mostly ideal for roofs that are slightly sloped, but they can also be installed on other types of roofs by qualified professionals. These roofs are great for the environment regardless of the corrosion levels and are very easy to install because they don’t need mechanical seaming.
Mechanical Lock Panels
These are made with panels that line up with each other that are locked together during installation. When the roofing is being installed, the two panels will be mechanically engaged and locked together but at different angles. There is the single-lock system that is referred to as 90 degrees seam and the double lock system known as the 180 degrees seam. In the 90-degree option, the seams are placed perpendicular to each other and therefore doesn’t require a lot of mechanical work.
This system is better for milder environments, unlike 180-degree seams that are better for extreme environmental conditions like freezing. Double lock systems are also great for less sloppy areas, but they require more manual labor, which means that replacing them can be more challenging. Their installation mechanism makes them more durable since it prevents them from becoming un-seamed regardless of the elements they are exposed to, especially those that cause contraction and expansion.
With this type of standing seam metal roofing, two legs of the panels are placed next to each other after being roll-formed. They are also made with a metal cap that forms the seams over the legs and uses the snap or mechanical technique during installation. These panes are divided into two types, namely tee seam and snap cap. The former mechanically drives the seams into place and is applicable in steep slopes and low slopes. They are also easy to install, which makes replacement easier and is great for places with harsh weather elements. The latter, on the other hand, don’t require mechanical seaming and great on curved roofs. They are more robust and will, therefore, allow you to get different architectural designs.
These are similar to snap-lock panels. But are directly attached to the roof with the male leg of the panel. They are mostly used on residential properties, but their performance can be limited. For instance, they cannot be used on low-slope roofs, and snapping them together can also be difficult.
Standing seam metal roofs can also be classified by the patterns between the seams. You can have the flat ones that don’t have any indents, striated ones that have consistent indents, ribbed ones that can have circular indents, rectangular indents, or v-shaped indents and clip relief ones that have stiffening ribs.
Advantages of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Standing seam metal roofs don’t have their fasteners exposed, which acts as a protective aspect. By being hidden, the fasteners are not exposed to elements like wind and moisture that could damage them, leading to their falling off.
The roofing materials are high standards, which means they can withstand unpleasant conditions. They are also very durable, and they require little to no maintenance.
Contraction and expansion of these metal roofing materials are also better since the panels are pinned, which leaves enough room for contraction.
The modern appeal that these roofs bring together with the different architectural styles they have makes them perfect for modern applications, including very specific ones.
The roofs can be made with different materials ranging from aluminum to zinc and copper, which allows you to get the level of energy efficiency you want.
- They are expensive than other metal roofing materials.
- There aren’t a lot of skilled professionals with experience in installing them.
- Installation requires a lot of labor and cannot be done on flat roofing surfaces.
Costs of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Since they can be custom made, they are sold per square feet. The price will range between $4.50 to $6.50 per square feet, which means that the size of your roof will determine the amount you’ll spend. You can contact our company for specific quotations. For more info on metal roofing costs & buying guide, or give us a call today! KOG Roofing is proud to support you in all your metal roofing needs!
Common Questions & Answers
On average, depending on the style and type of stand seam metal, the price ranges between $4-$7 per square foot for most types. There are several types of roofing products to consider such as copper, steel, and aluminum.
Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, cost a bit lower between $1-$5 per square foot.
Yes, you can install a stand seam metal roof on top of an existing asphalt shingle roof. Just as with any type of metal roof.
Removing the shingles is the preferred route, but yes you can install a metal roof over the existing roof. Check your local building codes to make sure this is allowed in your area.
As a homeowner, there are several key questions you want to ask your roofing contractor. For example, many people ask about the warranty on the roof. What a lot of people don't know is there actually is two different types of warranties. One covers the materials used and the other covers the labor and workmanship. Please read over your terms and conditions of each warranty.
Having a metal roof installed does not increase to decrease the need for ventilation. Most metal roofs are installed with a breathable insulator directly below the metal sheet itself. Check the building codes in your local area. At KOG Roofing, we want you to have the best possible experience and will advise you on the best processes to consider.