Standing Seam Metal Roof Shingles Colors
Are standing seam metal roof shingles always in the same drab and dull colors?
Frankly, I’m not surprised at the question – because the impression one gets is that metal roofing must be, well, metallic. But the reality is refreshingly vibrant.
The standing seam metal roof is a commonly used roofing system for residential homes, commercial establishments and in industrial units. The name of roofing originates in the seam that forms when the sheet metal panels are laid side by side. The panels are then joined together at the seam by different methods.
Methods of Fastening In Standing Seam Metal Roof
Some use concealed fasterners, others use metal clamps that go over the seam, snap on systems, lock and seam systems and so on.
Field Locking System
When laying the metal panels, a special locking tool is used to join the panels by forming a seam in the field. This is a commonly used fastening method in metal roofs.
In the snap lock system, when the adjoining metal panels are placed side by side, one panel snaps onto the next locking it into place over the fasterners and clips. This way the fastenings and clips are hidden from view.
Postive Locking Seam
With the positive locking system of the panels there are no extra caps, strips or clips to install. One panel is hooked on to the next and joined by metal fastners that go throught pre-punched holes. The panels go over the fasteners concealing them.
Continuous Standing Seam
The lock and seam are integral part of the panels and no extra caps are needed. The standing seam metal roof panels can be prefabricated and shipped or bent on site or at sheet metal fabrication shops.
Pitch Requirement For Metal Roofs With Continuous Standing Seam
The standing seam metal roofs are usually used for sloping roofs where a pitch is evident. Metal roofs can be installed even for small pitch difference. These metals roofs have been installed for a pitch of 2:12. So, it is not at all tough to have metal roofs for even small sloping roofs.
Standing Seam Metal Roof – Metals Used
Curious about the metals used for roofing? Copper, Zinc, Galvanized steel, Galvalume, Aluminum are usual metals used in roofing. Copper metal roofs last several decades for upto 150 years. In the first few decades after they are laid the metal roof goes from bright copper color to dull copper green to full green green.
It acquires a patina due to exposure to the elements. This lovely green color gives the home a nice aged look and is unique to copper. Standing seam metal roof lasts for a long time. The sloping roofs shed ice and snow fast. This keeps the roof light and well ventilated.
There is not much problem of snow or ice buildup frequently seen with other types of roofs. Standing seam metal roofs are both modern and versatile offering homeowners a fabulous choice in roofs when building stylish homes.
Standing Seam Metal Roof Colors Choice:
The standing seam metal roofs are available in range of colors. Each company selling the roofs has its own color palette to choose from. Apart from guarantees for the roof panels and water tightness of the roof, most companies also offer standard guarantees for the roofing colors too.
Standing Seam Metal Roof Cost:
Standing seam metal roof prices may seem initially high say, when compared to asphalt roofing shingles. But, the life span of the asphalt shingles is 15-30 years. At the end of this period they need replacement. On the other hand metal roofs last typically for 50 years or more. Copper roofs can last upto 150 years. So, even if the initial costs are high as a standing seam metal roof last longer they save you money in the long term.