Benefits of a Standing Seam Metal Roof in Austin
WDR is proud to offer the homeowners of Austin the highest quality roofing with excellent customer service. Your home is only protected if your roof is sound and secure. Our experienced roofing contractors will provide you with a free initial roof inspection so that you’ll know exactly how to move forward with your roof repair or replacement.
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Benefits of Metal Roofing
In addition to being weather tight and long lasting, metal roofs are the most eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable roof type available. They can also provide your home with a number of benefits including energy efficiency and energy cost savings, fire and hail resistance and increased home resale value.
Metal roofing also gives your home a clean, updated look. With a variety of looks to choose from, you can protect your home while increasing its curb appeal. Additionally, metal roofs are maintenance-free and virtually indestructible making them a smart investment.
Standing Seam Metal Roof in Austin
Standing Seam Metal Roofs
When selecting a metal roof, you have a few choices. A corrugated metal roof is different from a standing seam metal roof and, within those categories, there are other choices to make. The roofing team at WDR wants you to be as informed as possible when beginning a roof repair or replacement.
Exposed vs Concealed Fastening Systems
The biggest benefit to choosing a standing seam metal roof is its fastening system. Standing seam roof panels are considered a concealed fastener metal roof. Traditional roofing materials are attached to the roof using screws and are considered exposed fasteners. These screws create hundreds, if not thousands, of little holes in the roof panels. These screw holes make your home vulnerable to leaks and water damage.
Standing seam metal roof panels are installed using concealed fasteners. Concealed fasteners are attached to the roof substrate with clips. This makes this type of roofing system extremely water tight. If heavy rains are something to consider in your area, a standing seam metal roof may be your best option.
Standing Seam Metal Roof = Lifetime Roof
Standing seam metal roofs are a long term investment. They are often referred to as ‘Lifetime roofs’ – meaning you should only have to purchase one for the life of your home. The average lifespan for a standing seam metal roof is 40 – 70 years.
Quality Protection for your Home
Metal roofing is not combustible making it a strong defender against fire. When installed properly, a standing seam metal roof can have a Class A fire rating. While a Class A rating doesn’t mean your home will withstand a fire, it does give firefighters longer to reach your home in the event of an emergency. Additionally, roofs that are rated Class A are less expensive to insure.
Standing seam metal roofs are designed to expand and contract with the weather. This, coupled with the concealed fastener system, requires less maintenance and gives your home superior protection. All roofs do need regular inspection to ensure no damage is present – particularly in the Austin area where unexpected hail storms are common. The seasoned, local roofing contractors at WDR know exactly what to look for when inspecting your standing seam metal roof. We can have your roof inspected (and repaired if needed) in no time.
Standing Seam Metal Roof Options
At WDR we offer two options when it comes to standing seam metal roofing systems:
Double Locked Hemmed Seam
A double locked hemmed seam is a great choice for homes that need to take advantage of the strength of a metal roof, but with a fraction of the weight. Due to the way this roof is constructed and installed, it is a great option for lower pitch and flat roof types.
We are proud to offer double locked hemmed seam roofs to homeowners throughout the Austin area. A double locked hemmed seam offers the same advantages as other metal roofs including being watertight, reducing energy costs, and being a low maintenance and high value roofing choice. If you’ve ever been worried that the pitch of your roof is too low for a metal roof, then a double locked hemmed seam roof may be the right choice.
Snap Lock Standing Seam
We offer snap lock standing seam roofing systems, an economical and attractive metal roofing type. Snap lock standing seam roof panels are installed with concealed clips. They have clean lines making them an attractive and popular choice for central Texas and the hill country.
Snap lock standing seam roofs offer a number of advantages. Due to their construction, there are fewer overall seams giving them a sleek look, and they are constructed of durable, long-lasting metal. This roof type can also provide energy efficiency and a cooler home in the summer. Additionally, snap lock standing seam roofs can be custom painted giving you the exact look you desire for your home.
If you’re wondering whether a snap lock standing seam or a double locked hemmed seam metal roof is right for your home or not, contact our team and let one of our friendly roof contractors inspect your property. They’ll show you how these metal roof types could work for your home.
WDR Austin: Expert Roof Installation, Repair or Replacement
A new roof is a major investment in your home and can help increase its overall value. If you are interested in finding out what a new metal roof would cost for your home, contact our experienced team and let us give you an honest and fair estimate. We vow to help you determine the best roof for your home and to help you understand the associated costs with your preferred roofing style.
Whether you are looking for an updated look, want an environmentally friendly roof upgrade, or simply want the safety and convenience of a metal roof, our team can help give you an estimate on the metal roof that is right for your home.