Over the past several years metal roofs have begun popping up on residential homes more and more.

It is now one of the most popular options for metal roofs in homes due to its clean and bold looks as well as its longevity and durability.  Standing seam metal roofs are different from the traditional corrugated metal roof because standing seam is a vertical panel system with concealed fasteners, giving it its clean and modern look.

Standing seam and all other metal roofs are very different from traditional shingles. While they can offer a better-quality roof, there are still some things you should consider before having one installed.

Benefits of Metal Roofing:

Compared to more traditional roofing methods, metal is far more durable. Many people choose standing seam roofs due to its longevity. If a standing seam metal roof is installed correctly it can last up to 50 years or more. In the long run, this will save you money as you will likely avoid one or two reroofs. Installation of these roofs is often easier as they are light weight and can sometimes be installed directly over an existing roof system, which will help save money on labor costs. You will also save money on utilities because metal roofs are very good at energy reduction. They are also very effective at preventing the spread of fires, as well as withstanding extreme weather and hailstorms.

Disadvantages of Metal Roofs:

Like any other roofing system, stand seam has some disadvantages as well. One of the biggest disadvantages is the cost. Metal roofs typically cost more than shingles; however, they can be similar in price depending on the cost of oil. While metal roofs are typically easy to install, they do become very difficult if there is a lot of equipment, skylights, vents or chimneys on the roof. Its also important to keep in mind that a metal roof will dramatically change the appearance of your home. Metal can come in many different color options and its important that you make sure what you are choosing will look right with the current style of your home. Your home could end up with a warehouse or industrial look if you aren’t careful.


Your roof is an investment. You will find many different options at many different prices, and while standing seam may be a pricey option for you, it can end up benefiting you in the long run. You should always take into consideration your specific needs and evaluate the above information. If you are looking for a roof that will stand the test of time as well as provide a beautiful look for your home, then standing seam may be the option for you.