Exploring Standing Seam Metal Roofing

An Introduction to Standing Seam Metal Roofs

When it’s time to replace your roof, stepping away from traditional asphalt and considering a standing seam metal roof could be the change you need. As a reputable service at Davis Roofing Solutions, we believe in sharing our knowledge about this unique roofing style to help homeowners make informed decisions.

Standing seam metal roof and slope with clouds and blue sky background.

What Happens During the Installation of Your Standing Seam Metal Roof?

The installation day of your new roof is pivotal, as it needs to be carried out meticulously by professionals to ensure a high-quality finish. Here’s a simplified breakdown of what happens during the process:

1. Material Order Delivery and Property Protection

The process kicks off with the delivery of your roofing materials. Our professional team sets up property protection measures to ensure your home and surrounding areas are left in the same condition, if not better, than before the project started.

2. Removal of the Old Roof

Next, we remove your old roof and thoroughly inspect the decking to preempt future issues. The debris from the old roof is responsibly taken to a dump trailer and appropriately disposed of by our team.

3. Installation of Starter Lock Strips

We install starter lock strips once the old roof has been removed. These strips secure the panels to the roof edges.

4. Underlayment Placement

We lay underlayment to provide additional protection to the decking from external elements.

5. Setting Up the Standing Seam Panels

The standing seam panels, which are locked into place using male and female legs that snap together, are then installed. To prevent water infiltration, we use flashing to seal the gaps between the panels.

6. Completion of the Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation

A specialized metal bending tool locks the panels into place. Our contractors then conduct a final walkthrough of the roof to confirm everything is up to standard, and we remove the property protection measures.

And just like that, you have a fully secured standing seam metal roof!

An example of standing seam metal roofing

Understanding Roofing Warranties

Typically, the installation of a new roof comes with two warranties. The first is a material warranty, provided directly by the manufacturer, which covers any faults resulting from the material itself. The second is a labor warranty, covering the work done by the roofing contractor and labor crew. Warranties may vary by roofing companies and may have special clauses. It’s essential to discuss these warranties with your roofing contractor before commencing work.

Durability of Standing Seam Metal Roofs

The durability of your standing seam metal roof is tied to the quality of installation, underlining the importance of hiring professionals like Davis Roofing Solutions. When installed correctly and maintained under ideal conditions, your new roof can last between 30 to 50 years!

Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

The final step in your journey towards a new standing seam metal roof is choosing a trustworthy roofing contractor. The right contractor will guide you to make the best decision for your property, as this is not just a roof—it’s an investment. At Davis Roofing Solutions, we hope the information provided here empowers you to make the best roofing choice for your home! Fill out our contact form or call us today at 817-857-ROOF