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What is "Standing Seam" Roofing??

Not long ago, it seemed like your only option for roofing materials was asphalt shingles or asphalt shingles. Metal roofing isn't just for warehouses anymore. Metal roofs have come of age--they look cooly industrial, even on high-end mansions; are fire-resistant, provide no food for wood-boring insects such as termites or carpenter ants; and can provide good resale value.

If you have looked at houses in your neighborhood with metal roofs, probably they are of the standing seam variety. Continuous panels run from the ridge of the roof all the way down to the eaves. Between the panels are seams connected by fasteners which are raised above the level of the metal roofing. This is where we get the term standing seam, because the seam is raised or "standing", as opposed to flush-mounted.

Metal roofing is becoming more and more popular each year, being sought out for its durability and aesthetic appeal, as well as being eco-friendly. Metal roofing is considered a sustainable building material. Metal roofing is considered a "cool roof" by the US Environmental Protection Agency. This is because metal roofing can be painted any color, including colors on the lighter end of the spectrum which will prevent solar heat gain, which will keep you home cooler in summer months.

To learn more about Standing Seam metal roofing, contact Maine Remodeling today.


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