Flat Seam Metal Roofs in Austin
Austin Roofing & Water Damage | WDR has years of experience providing the homeowners of Austin with quality metal roofing no matter the roof required. Moderately pitched roofs are common but there are plenty of homes in the East Texas area that have a ‘flat pitch roof’ or an extremely sloped roof. The experienced roofing contractors at Austin Roofing & Water Damage | WDR have installed, repaired and replaced roofs of both kinds. Call us today and one of our friendly representatives will get you started by booking your free initial roof inspection. We’ll get your home secure with a solid roof in no time!
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Does Your Home Require a Flat Seam Metal Roof?
All roofing styles are manufactured with the slope – or pitch – of the roof in mind. Traditional shingle roofing requires a minimum slope of 2:12 with a maximum slope of 45 degrees or 12”per foot. Standing seam roofs and double locked hemmed seam metal roofs require the same minimum slope but have no maximum roof pitch.
If your home has a roof pitch less than 2:12 it is considered a flat roof and will require roofing designed for the low or non-existent slope. If your home has a steep pitch, it will have a rise/run ratio of over 4:12 with any roof over 12:12 being considered a ‘dramatic’ pitch. Steeper roofs also require particular roofing materials for a proper and secure finished roof.
If your home falls into either of these categories, Austin Roofing & Water Damage | WDR has the roofing you need to protect your investment. Our contractors have the expertise required to understand the nuances of a specialty roofing job. You can trust we’ll get the job done right and on time – the first time.
Benefits of Flat Seam Metal Roofing
Flat seam roofing is installed using copper or galvanized steel sheeting which is folded over itself to create seams. When your roof has a flat pitch, these seams are soldered together. If your home has a steep slope, the seams will likely be sealed using a rubber or synthetic sealer. This copper sheeting can also be used on any architectural structure on your home that is dome-shaped or has a curvature.
Copper: A ‘Life Long Roof’
While both galvanized steel and copper are commonly used to create flare seam metal roof panels, copper has many attractive benefits. Considered aesthetically pleasing to many, copper roofs can last the lifetime of your home. After you’ve installed a copper roof on your home, it requires little to no maintenance for that long lifetime. Some homeowners prefer to occasionally clean their copper roofing but this is only a matter of personal preference.
Uncoated copper has natural anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties that make it resistant to mold growth common with other types of roofing materials. The rain alone is sufficient to wash away any build up on your copper roof. Copper can also stand up to any harsh weather conditions making repair infrequent. Despite the upfront cost being more substantial than shingles or other types of roofing, the initial investment pays out over time with zero maintenance required and built in protection against mold.
Austin Roofing & Water Damage | WDR: Expert Roofing Contractors Ready to Help You
Whatever type of roof you have – or roofing material you need – Austin Roofing & Water Damage | WDR contractors have the skill and expertise to get the job done to your specifications. Choosing flat seam metal roofing for your home is a big decision. Our team knows the ins and outs of every available roofing material and its installation process. We’ll guide you through each step so your roof repair or replacement is as stress-free as possible! Call us today to schedule your free initial roof inspection.