Standing Seam Or Exposed Fastener Metal Roofing: What's Best For Your Home And Your Wallet? (2023)

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Exposed fastener metal roofing system Less expensive Wider panels available (up to 36”) Metal thickness Paint and coatings More substrate Options Less accessories and trim needed Seaming is not required Performs relatively well More contractors have the skills to install it There is more chance for do-it-yourself projects Many big-box stores sell panels It provides a unique look Disadvantages of Exposed Fastener Metal Roofing Many opportunities for leaks Fastener issues Fastener withdrawal UV damage Incorrect fastener installation More frequent maintenance is required No weather-tight warranties are offered No low pitched roofs A less sleek approach Standing Seam Metal Roofing The benefits of standing seam metal roofing Concealed fasteners Warranties It is possible to allow thermal movement Longevity and lifespan Some systems are tested to the high standards The look is sleek, conform, and modern Architectural freedom Energy-efficiency Different options for material There are various options for mounting Disadvantages of Standing Seam Metal Roofing Higher Cost The are fewer qualified workers available The installation process can take a longer time Not for use on a flat roof It is more difficult to fix or replace Which metal roof style is better for you? Choose standing seam if: Choose exposed fastener if: Choose standing seam if: Choose exposed fastener if: The slope and pitch of the roof Choose standing seam if: If your roof pitch is at least 3/12 (Snap-Lock) Choose exposed fastener if: If your roof pitch is at least 3/12 Choose neither if: There is a flat roof on your house. Flat roofing structures are not recommended to have metal roofing. Who is doing the roof work? The roofing structure you have The look that you would like Warranty Which metal roofing type is best for you? FAQs Videos

We are going to talk about both standing seam roofing and exposed fastener metal roofing systems. These two types of roofs are used very often, but there are some important differences between them. When it comes time to put a new roof on your home or business, you should definitely consider one of these options.

There are several factors to consider when making this decision. Some of the things you should be aware of include:

Exposed fastener metal roofing system

The exposed metal roofing panel is a roofing system in which the panels are fastened to the structure through the face of metal and directly into the roof deck or framing below. The exposed fastener metal roof is the most common style of metal roofing used for agricultural and residential applications.

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Less expensive

When compared to standing seam systems, exposed metal roofing is less expensive. There are many reasons for the low price.

Wider panels available (up to 36”)

More coverage is provided on every panel, fewer panels need to be purchased.
Fewer labor hours are required because the wider panels cover the roof faster.

Metal thickness

The exposed fastener systems generally use metal with a thickness of 29 to 26 gauge, which makes them lighter.

Paint and coatings

Silicone-modified polyester (SMP) paint systems are less expensive than the resin based coating used for standing seam systems, so they are a popular choice for exposed fastening.

More substrate Options

Can be installed over Solid Substrate or on Open Framing.

Less accessories and trim needed

Exposed fastener systems are fastened down to the structure through the metal without any clips. This can save money on the part of the buyer.
The roof systems are usually installed using less accessories and different flashing products. This cuts down on costs and increases the speed of the installation.

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Seaming is not required

Hand or mechanical seaming the two panels is not required for exposed fastening systems. Most systems use a lap seam where the edges of each panel overlap the one next to them and are fastened down together at the same time. When compared to standing seam metal roofing, exposed fastener metal roofing is often considered the less labor-intensive option.

Performs relatively well

If the system has been correctly installed for its environment, it will hold up well in the weather. Oil canning is not very common to occur, there aren’t broad flat areas on of the panels between the ribs, which helps reduce the visibility of it. There are many of attachment points to the deck since you can screw down the entire width of the panel. Most exposed fastening systems are not engineered to meet strict industry standards like standing seam metal roofing, meaning how the roof will perform is not verified. Depending on the system being offered and the manufacturer, panel testing can vary. It is important to make sure that the product you are buying has the proper testing for the building type and location.

More contractors have the skills to install it

Most contractors who install exposed fasteners metal roofing have the necessary knowledge, experience, and tools to offer exposed fastener systems to their customers since it is easier to install. It doesn’t require the same level of craftsmanship as a standing seam metal roofing because it requires skill as far as lining up the panels, correctly spacing the fasteners, and cutting the panels to match the roof’s geometry.

There is more chance for do-it-yourself projects

Because it is easier to install, there’s more of an opportunity for homeowners to perform the installation themselves as a DIY project. Standing seam metal roofing always recommends that you hire a knowledgeable, experienced, and trusted installer.

Many big-box stores sell panels

When using exposed fastener profiles (like PBR, R-panel, or 5V) you can vary the prices, options, colors, sizes, and other factors to suit your needs. This allows you to provide more flexibility when it comes to purchasing your metal, very often it is available at some big stores. These include the manufacturer, from a regional panel supplier, from a local hardware store, and even from big box stores like Home Depot or Lowes.

It provides a unique look

Rural regions that have a lot of barns, silos, and other agricultural structures might be considered a more traditional look.

Disadvantages of Exposed Fastener Metal Roofing

Many opportunities for leaks

Drilling holes in your roof is not something you want to let anyone do. Exposed fastener metal roofing actually does require installers to drill many holes (for fasteners and screws) in the metal that is protecting your structure. This opens up the roof up to a myriad of problems, mainly: Water penetration and leaking. Leaking is a major problem with metal roofing, primarily because water can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time. Always be careful of how low of a slope and what type of underlayment you use on your roof.

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Fastener issues

The integrity of the roofing structure can be put in the hands of the gasket and the exposed fasteners. This may lead to bigger issues such as:

Fastener withdrawal

It is inevitable that the metal roof will expand and contract over time. The amount of expansion and contraction of the roof can be limited by directly fastening the metal down to the structure without a clip, which can cause the fasteners to back out as the metal moves. There is a chance for water to get into one of the penetration points if the gasket is no longer touching the surface of the metal.

UV damage

The metal gasket is more susceptible to UV degradation than the metal itself. The amount of time that it takes a gasket to degrade from sun exposure varies depending on what material the gasket is made of. Maintenance on an exposed fastener metal roof is important because of the degradation of a fastener’s gasket.

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Incorrect fastener installation

It is possible for water and air to leak into a structure when there are many penetration points and fasteners. Incorrect fastening can include overdriving, underdriving, and angling the fastening.

More frequent maintenance is required

If we compared to a standing seam metal roof, exposed fastener roofs need more frequent maintenance. This maintenance for the metal roof includes:

  • Inspecting the surface of metal roof, looking for scratches, scuffs, chalking, fading, and flaking.
  • Looking for any spots where the surface is chipping, cracking, or peeling.
  • Checking to make sure all of the fasteners are still in good condition and that they are not backing out,
  • loosening, rusting, or showing other signs of deterioration.
  • Making sure all of the exterior foam closures are still in good condition and where it should be.

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No weather-tight warranties are offered

Because of the many problems associated with putting many holes in a roof, t’s difficult for manufacturers to offer a warranty on their products. In fact, we don’t know of any companies that offer weather-tight warranties on their exposed fastener products.

No low pitched roofs

Every panel has many screw penetrations through its surface with exposed fastener systems. The standard for exposed fastening systems is a minimum 3/12 roof slope. When you have a roof that isn’t steep enough, you don’t want the water to pool on the roof, because the water is going to be forced into your building or home.

A less sleek approach

Most new buildings have a clean, modern look. That’s something an exposed fastener metal roof can’t offer. The heads of the fasteners are raised above the surface of the metal, giving this type of roof a bumpier and less sleek look.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

A standing seam metal roofing system is a concealed metal panel system with a broad, flat area between the seams. It is described as having raised seams, or vertical legs, that rise above the flat area. Standing seam systems can be installed with hidden fastenings, whether the panel is attached to the roof deck using a clip or directly fastened to the deck under the vertical seam. Standing seam is a quality system that is used on commercial and residential roofing projects.

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The benefits of standing seam metal roofing

Concealed fasteners

One of the most significant benefits of standing seam metal roofing is that it doesn’t put holes in the panels protecting your building. Fasteners are not visible on the surface, which means they aren’t exposed to the elements that can cause a screw to wear or fail over time. Also, due to the fact that some people see the heads as unattractive, using a standing seam system is very common.

Warranties

The weather-tight warranties, which are offered by some the manufacturers of standing seam systems, are another safeguard of standing seam systems. The manufacturer claims to be responsible for remediating the issue if the metal roofing system fails during a specific period of time and weather conditions.

It is possible to allow thermal movement

You can run into problems, such as oil canning if you restrict the expansion and contraction of the metal panel. The panels in standing seam roofing systems can expand and contract better if they aren’t double pinned. This is also true if the metal can move with a clip and if it is a snap-lock system.

Longevity and lifespan

When compared to exposed fastener standing seam metal roofing lasts significantly longer and requires less maintenance. Regular maintenance to check for withdrawing, loose, or damaged fasteners on a standing seam system is not necessarily because the fasteners don’t penetrate the surface of the metal. Maintenance on a standing seam roof is still important. It is recommended to be performed by a professional contractor. Also, the lifespan and the appearance of your roof will be increased by the use of a PVDF paint system on standing seam metal roof systems.

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Some systems are tested to the high standards

Standing seam metal roof systems are tested to the high standards set forth by industry leaders, including ASTM, UL, and FM Approvals. They’re becoming more and more popular, especially with commercial buildings in hurricane and high-wind zones. They typically adhere to testing standards for wind uplift, air leakage, water penetration, fire/combustion resistance, and impact resistance.

The look is sleek, conform, and modern

Because of its clean look, standing seam is becoming more and more popular in architectural applications. In addition to the sleek, straight lines offered by these panel systems, the metal can come in virtually any color, including custom colors, to match the structure.

Architectural freedom

One of the reasons why architects are specifying standing seam systems more often is that they can be used on many different planes and designs.

Energy-efficiency

Standing seam systems are usually made with roofing coils that have reflective paint and metal. These systems do an excellent job of reflecting the sun’s rays and keeping the associated heat out. Cool roofing can help the cooling system work more efficiently. A variety of ENERGY STAR® rated colors and finishes can be found.

Different options for material

Some people think that standing seam metal roofing is only available in Galvalume. There are painted aluminum, zinc, and copper that can be used for standing seam profiles. But, remember to look for and ensure that these alternatives are installed to local building codes as installation methods can vary from steel for these other materials.

There are various options for mounting

The option to mount items, such as solar panels, snow retention systems, swamp coolers, and other rooftop additions, without making any holes in the surface of the roof, is one of the best parts about standing seam.

Disadvantages of Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Higher Cost

One of the biggest drawbacks to standing seam roofing is that it is more expensive than other metal roofing types.

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The are fewer qualified workers available

Because standing seam systems require careful craftsmanship, it is important to find a contractor who is qualified, skilled, and experienced in metal roof installation. Since standing seam installations may be considered too complicated or tedious, there are far fewer contractors who have a proven track record and relevant experience to choose from.

The installation process can take a longer time

Fastening an exposed fastener system to the roof deck can be relatively simple. You just nail or screw it down. Standing seam metal roofs are much more complicated than gable metal roofs and can include:

  • Forming the panels using portable roll forming or buying from regional manufacturers.
  • Correctly spacing the clips on the panel legs and fastening each one down for snap-lock systems.
  • Aligning the panels and snapping the legs together for mechanically seamed systems.
  • Cutting all the necessary “Z” flashing for details, roof penetrations and ridge cap…

Not for use on a flat roof

It’s not a good idea for buildings or homes that have a roof below a 1/12 pitch to have standing seam systems. These flatter pitches don’t allow water to adequately drain, which could lead to premature degradation, color changes, and the overall failure of the panel system. It is recommended that snap-lock systems be installed above a 3/12 pitch.

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It is more difficult to fix or replace

If there is damage to one panel or a smaller section of the roof, it can be difficult to replace because each panel must be separated. This process can be difficult for mechanically seamed systems, as each panel will need to be un-seamed and potentially, more than one panel needs to be removed.

Which metal roof style is better for you?

The budget is the most important thing to keep in mind when choosing between standing seam and exposed fastener metal roofing.

Choose standing seam if:

You’re willing to spend a little more money on your roof if it means you can afford a little extra.

Choose exposed fastener if:

You want to pay a lower price and save some money. If you want to hire a business to perform the maintenance on your roof, you need to know how much you want to do and how often.

Choose standing seam if:

You don’t want to perform maintenance or hire someone to perform maintenance on fasteners, but maybe twice a year.

Choose exposed fastener if:

If you’re okay with performing maintenance on it, twice per year is plenty. If you want to perform maintenance yourself, a good rule of thumb is once every six months.

The slope and pitch of the roof

The pitch of a roof is the most important factor when choosing between the two systems, as it can cause a failure and damage if it does not work well with the profile.

Choose standing seam if: If your roof pitch is at least 3/12 (Snap-Lock)

Choose exposed fastener if: If your roof pitch is at least 3/12

Choose neither if: There is a flat roof on your house. Flat roofing structures are not recommended to have metal roofing.

Who is doing the roof work?

Knowing how you want the roof installed on your property is one way to determine the type of roof you want. If you want to hire a qualified and skilled contractor with standing seam metal roof installation experience who has their own roll formers, seamers, and other required tools, you need to choose standing seam. If you want to do the installation yourself, or you want to hire a less expensive contractor with experience installing exposed fastener systems, you could choose exposed fastener metal.

The roofing structure you have

There are some common uses for standing seam or exposed metal roofing on a building or home. Residential structures can use either system depending on performance and preference. If your building is commercial, architectural or residential, choose standing seam. If your building is agricultural, structural, residential, or open-framed, you could choose exposed fastening.

The look that you would like

When it’s complete, how you envision the building, specifically the roof, is a factor to remember. If you want a sleek, clean, and more modern look, choose standing seam. If you don’t mind the visible fastener heads, choose exposed fastener.

Warranty

Make sure you know if you need or don’t need a weather-tight warranty, because it’s important for some property owners and unimportant to others. If you want more warranty options, you need to choose standing seam. If you don’t mind not having a weather-tight warranty, you can choose exposed fastening.

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Which metal roofing type is best for you?

It’s up to you. If you know what you’re looking for and expecting when you buy the roof, you’ll be better prepared to make the right decision. Standing seam metal roofing has a sleek modern look, weather-tight warranty options, space for thermal movement, and no panel penetrations. A traditional look, a roof that performs well, and a lower price point are some of the benefits of exposed fastener metal roofing. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with peace-of-mind as you go through choosing the right metal roofing type for your home or business.

FAQs

Is standing seam better? ›

Standing seam systems have fasteners that are hidden, whether the panel is attached to the roof deck using a clip or is directly fastened to the deck under the vertical leg utilizing a fastener flange. Standing seam is considered a higher quality system that is commonly used on architectural and commercial buildings.

What is the difference between standing seam and metal roof? ›

Like corrugated metal roofs, standing seam roofs are also designed with metal panels which are fabricated by roll forming. The key difference is in the design and application – standing seam roofs take advantage of concealed fasteners.

What is the life expectancy of a standing seam metal roof? ›

As long as it's properly installed and your attic is adequately ventilated, there's no reason you shouldn't get at least 30 years out of your new standing seam metal roof. Under the ideal conditions, your new standing seam metal roof could live for 50 years.

What is the most durable type of metal roof panels? ›

Considered to be the grandfather of metal roofing, copper roofs have been used for centuries around the world. Copper is an extremely long-lasting metal that in ideal environments, can last well over 200+ years.

What is the cheapest standing seam metal roof? ›

Aluminum is the most affordable standing seam roofing material. It may dent more easily than steel, but it offers quality corrosion resistance and can be painted in a variety of colors, which can allow for a more congruent aesthetic on any type of home which makes it a popular choice for standing seam metal roofing.

How long will an exposed fastener roof last? ›

The lifespan of your exposed fastener metal roof is the number of years you get out of it. Properly installed with no maintenance, you should get 20 years out of your exposed fastener metal roof. With the periodic maintenance we discussed in the last section, you could stretch it to 30 years.

Do standing seam metal roofs leak? ›

While standing seam metal roofs are lightweight, they are incredibly resilient and have concealed fasteners that allow them to endure extreme weather conditions without rusting, coming loose, or allowing any leaks.

Why is standing seam so expensive? ›

Due to the constant road vibration during transportation, panels can rub against each other. Most manufacturers install strippable film along the entire panel length where the two panels contact to combat this. While the film effectively mitigates damage, this film cost increases the price of standing seam panels.

How do you install exposed fastener metal roofing? ›

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How much fall does a metal roof need? ›

The minimum slope for a metal roof with exposed fasteners and seams without sealant is 3:12, which means 3” of drop for every 12” of horizontal run. Roofing with exposed fasteners and lapped seams with sealant can go lower – ½:12.

Can you repaint a standing seam metal roof? ›

Yes, you can! As long as you prepare the surface of your roof correctly, choose the right primers, paints and sealants, and apply your products correctly, painting your metal roof can extend its life and help make your home more energy efficient.

How do you install a standing seam metal roof? ›

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Can you reuse standing seam metal roof? ›

Eco-friendly - Standing seam metal roofs are made up of recycled materials like aluminum and can easily be reused.

Do metal roofs leak more than shingles? ›

Do Metal Roofs Leak More Than Shingles? If installed incorrectly, metal roofs have the potential to leak more than shingles. However, if you find an experienced contractor who can install it correctly, metal roofs shed snow and ice to prevent moisture buildup.

Does a metal roof add value to your home? ›

While there are cheaper options on the market, metal roofing offers performance, protection, and profitability. Today, a metal roof can increase a home's resale value up to 6% when compared to asphalt.

What is the best color of metal roof for energy savings? ›

The most energy-efficient metal roof color is anything in a light shade. Lighter colored metal roofs reflect more heat than darker colored metal roofs, reducing your energy costs in warmer months.

What is the least expensive metal roof? ›

Corrugated steel panel roofs are the least expensive type of metal roofing, costing about $3.50 to $6.50 per square foot comparable to the price of asphalt shingle roofing. Average costs to install a corrugated steel roof would be from $10,500 to $19,500.

How long will a 26 gauge metal roof last? ›

Durability — Unlike other roofing materials, standing seam roofs use 26- or 24-gauge metal which does not crack or corrode. Many standing seam roofs can withstand winds up to 140 mph and can last 50 or more years.

How long does it take to install a standing seam metal roof? ›

Generally speaking, it should take about 1 to 2 days for any roofing job that completely replaces the roof to be completed. Your home needs a roof, so it's understandable that you might hesitate to call roofers for a replacement for fear of the job taking too long.

How much more does a standing seam roof cost? ›

Your Roof's Square Footage

Larger roofs require more material, making them more expensive than smaller roofs. Standing seam roofs cost between $10.00 and $20.00 per sq. ft — that's a price range of $1,000–$2,000 per square if you're familiar with roofing terminology.

Can standing seam roof be installed over shingles? ›

Clip alignment is key to a proper installation of a standing seam recover over shingles. The clips have eight holes so the installer can align the fasteners through the ends of the shingle tabs. The clip also will work on dimensional or architectural shingled roofs as well.

How often should you change the screws on a metal roof? ›

We recommend that if you have an exposed fastener metal roof, it's best to get it checked every ten years or even sooner. It's very likely that in 10 – 15 years your exposed fastener metal roof is going to need a re-screw.

Do metal roofs attract lightning? ›

Extensive research has proven that metal roofing is no more likely to attract a lightning strike than any other type of roofing material. In fact, as a non-combustible material with the highest Class A fire-resistance rating, metal roofing is one of the best materials for homes in lightning-prone regions.

Do metal roofs dent from hail? ›

It's a common myth that metal roofing will be dented or compromised by almost any hail event it comes in contact with. This is actually untrue. In fact, most hailstorms don't produce hailstones large enough to affect a metal roof.

Can you walk on a standing seam metal roof? ›

Standing Seam Metal Roofs – can be easily walked on without damage, but they are steep and slippery. Safety equipment use is a necessity. Corrugated Steel Roofs – are also easily walked on without damage as their installation is done directly to the roof decking.

How do I make sure my metal roof doesn't leak? ›

The wrong metals and sealants will do more harm than good for the integrity of your metal roof. When you use sealant, utilize an acrylic or urethane coating. Not only will these options seal the space where leaks happen, they'll also help prevent rust. An alternative to using sealant is butyl tape.

Is it OK to put metal roof over shingles? ›

In almost every case, the answer is yes, you can lay down a new metal roof over an existing shingle roof. This is one of the many reasons metal roofs keep growing in popularity – their installation doesn't require completely tearing off the existing roof, which is a time-consuming and expensive job.

Is standing seam metal roof the best? ›

Standing seam metal roofing is the best metal roofing system, but it has some drawbacks. Here are the problems that each of these systems has in common. Cost - The price of standing seam is nearly double the cost of corrugated metal roofing. Oil Canning - The standing seam panels may have wavy and wrinkled appearance.

Is standing seam hard to install? ›

Standing seam panels are much more difficult to install than corrugated metal roofing panels. If you don't install the trim correctly the roofing panel could leak. The cost of labor for standing seam metal roofing installation is between $5 and $10 per square foot.

Which cost more shingles or metal roof? ›

Traditionally the more popular roofing material, asphalt shingles are less expensive than metal roofs, both for the material and installation. This type of roof shingles typically costs between $5,700 and $12,000 for material and installation, whereas metal roofs typically cost between $5,659 and $16,149.

Do you need plywood under a metal roof? ›

Although it may seem counterintuitive, metal roofing can be attached directly to your building's roofing structure without the need and expense of plywood sheeting.

Should metal roof screws on rib or flat? ›

And most U.S. metal roofing manufacturers say that you should put screws into the flat, because this location offers a solid wood surface just beneath the metal panel, resulting in a safer, tighter, more secure seal.

Can you put metal roof directly on rafters? ›

Can you put metal roofing directly on rafters? Yes, a metal roof can be installed directly over rafters. Since corrugated metal panels are relatively lightweight, they can fit almost any type of situation.

Why is standing seam so expensive? ›

Due to the constant road vibration during transportation, panels can rub against each other. Most manufacturers install strippable film along the entire panel length where the two panels contact to combat this. While the film effectively mitigates damage, this film cost increases the price of standing seam panels.

Can you walk on a standing seam metal roof? ›

Standing Seam Metal Roofs – can be easily walked on without damage, but they are steep and slippery. Safety equipment use is a necessity. Corrugated Steel Roofs – are also easily walked on without damage as their installation is done directly to the roof decking.

What is standing seam used for? ›

Standing seam systems can be used for either metal roofing or metal walls. The main idea for standing seam systems is that the fastener is hidden, whether the panel is attached to the roof deck using a clip or is directly fastened to the decking material under the vertical leg (fastener flange).

Is snap lock the same as standing seam? ›

Snap Lock is a type of standing seam metal roof panel that has a male and female leg that snap together. Clips are used to attach the panel to the roof deck. They fasten underneath the panel and out of view to keep the clean look of a standing seam roof.

Is standing seam metal roof the best? ›

Standing seam metal roofing is the best metal roofing system, but it has some drawbacks. Here are the problems that each of these systems has in common. Cost - The price of standing seam is nearly double the cost of corrugated metal roofing. Oil Canning - The standing seam panels may have wavy and wrinkled appearance.

How much more does a standing seam roof cost? ›

The average installed cost of an exposed fastener panel is $7.00 to $12.00 per square foot versus $10.00 to $16.00 per square foot for standing seam. Standing seam will cost you somewhere between 50% more and up to 2.5 times what a corrugated metal roofing will cost.

Can you repaint a standing seam metal roof? ›

Yes, you can! As long as you prepare the surface of your roof correctly, choose the right primers, paints and sealants, and apply your products correctly, painting your metal roof can extend its life and help make your home more energy efficient.

Do metal roofs affect WIFI? ›

If your internet service is provided by a cable service or satellite dish, a metal roof will not have any impact on your Wi-Fi signal within your home.

Does black metal roofs hotter? ›

So yes, a black metal roof will absorb more heat in the summer than a lighter color roof, but that shouldn't stop you from choosing the color that you want. There are always simple ways to counter the heat transfer with insulation and that same idea applies in the winter.

How do you walk on a metal roof without slipping? ›

#2 Wear Soft, Rubber-Soled Shoes

Soft, rubber-soled shoes like sneakers are best to wear when walking on metal in order to get better grip and traction. You should also be sure to check the bottoms of your shoes and clean out any mud, debris, or small gravel that could possibly scrape and damage your panels.

What metal is used for standing seam roofs? ›

The most commonly used metal for residential roofing (for accent purposes and entire roof systems) is steel. Steel comes in 24 or 26 gauge for standing seam metal roof panels. The differences in the gauges of steel panels are in their thickness; the higher the number, the thinner it is.

What gauge is standing seam metal roofing? ›

Durability — Unlike other roofing materials, standing seam roofs use 26- or 24-gauge metal which does not crack or corrode. Many standing seam roofs can withstand winds up to 140 mph and can last 50 or more years.

How is standing seam metal roofing attached? ›

Standing Seam metal roofing systems use hidden fasteners, meaning the hardware used to secure the panels to the substrate are hidden beneath the panels instead of exposed on top of them. Typically, standing seam panels are completely flat or striated, with the ridges or bumps being at the seams (or vertical legs).

How many different types of standing seam roofs are there? ›

There are two main types of standing seam metal roofing panels available, symmetrical and asymmetrical panels.

How do you seal corrugated metal roof seams? ›

Apply a generous bead of waterproof roof caulk as metal roof overlap sealant to both edges of every 6-inch-wide, horizontal end lap seam with a caulking gun. Apply caulk to every screw head. Allow the caulk to dry completely.

What is SnapLock roofing? ›

ECLIPSE™ SNAP LOCK ROOFING & CLADDING

Eclipse™ Snap Lock is a lightweight architectural cladding system ideal for both roof and wall applications in commercial, industrial and residential environments. Its thin distinctive ribs and wide pans give it visual appeal.

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