Like most people, you likely prefer installing a metal roof due to its durability, affordability, and energy savings. But, these roofs come in various forms and materials, so you have to make critical decisions before purchasing the materials. Once you have chosen the substrate and coatings, you'll need to think about the metal roofing style that suits your needs.
Since metal roofs keep gaining popularity by the day, more styles are being availed, and choosing might not be easy if you don't have the correct information. This piece will share common styles to help you make a smart choice.
Standing Seam Roofing
Standing seam is one of the high-quality metal roofing styles you will find today. This metal roofing style involves using a concealed fastener or 'secret fix' fastener metal panel system. Since the clips under the sheet are designed to hold it down, so the sheet isn't punctured with fasteners, the roofing will be completely watertight, regardless of the slope angle.
The fastener is usually hidden, whether a panel is fastened on the decking material using a fastener flange or attached to a roof deck with a clip. Installing this roof style will cost you more, but you will save money in the long run because it lasts longer and requires minimal maintenance.
Exposed Fastener Panels
If you have a limited budget and still want to enjoy the benefits of a metal roof, you should install the exposed fastener panels. This roofing style is economical because the roofing panels are usually installed over the decking and attached to it using fasteners. The fasteners penetrate through the roofing panel into the structure underneath.
Other than being affordable, this metal roofing style will perform relatively well. Your roofing will hold up well to different weather conditions, provided the panels are correctly installed. Most roofing contractors are experienced in installing this style, so you won't pay as much as you would when installing a standing seam roofing, which requires a different skill set.
Specialty Roofing Style
Suppose you want to enjoy metal roof benefits without getting the appearance of a traditional metal roof (be it the exposed fastener system or standing seam). In that case, you should opt for specialty roofing panels. These metal roofing panels are designed to resemble the traditional roofing materials such as shake, slate, shingles, or ceramic tile, without forfeiting the metal roofing benefits. The panels come in various finishes and colors, so you will choose what suits your home's aesthetics.
For more information on roofing, contact a company like Sombreros Roofing.