Standing seam is a descriptive industry term for vertical sheet metal panels. It’s one of the most popular metal roofing styles for homes, thanks to its beauty, durability, longevity, simplicity, versatility, energy efficiency, and its remarkably clean, bold looks.
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If you like the modern style of raised metal seams and clean vertical lines on a metal roof, then consider installing this system on your home. A standing seam metal roof will not only compliment your home, but it will also give it that contemporary look and feel, providing unmatched durability, longevity, and energy efficiency. 😉
Standing Seam Metal Panels in a Nutshell
Standing seam is a high-end upgrade and an undisputed step up in quality and longevity from the classic corrugated and ribbed style metal roofs. Unlike its predecessor, corrugated steel roofing, which is still being widely used today for many commercial, industrial, and even some residential projects, standing seam has an improved design featuring concealed fasteners.
The ingenious design of standing seam metal roof featuring its characteristic raised seams, with no exposed screws in the roof, helps minimize the chance of a roof leak down the road.
How Does Standing Seam Compare to Metal Shingles?
Standing seam metal roofs can sometimes cost 20% to 30% more to install than metal shingles on more complex roofs. This is largely attributed to a more tedious labor necessary to install standing seam panels on a more complex roof with multiple dormers and valleys.
In terms of performance, there is no significant difference between the two systems, however the quality of your installation and strict adherence to your system’s manufacturer’s specifications is by far the single most important factor determining longevity and performance of any residential or commercial, high-end metal roof.
How Much Does it Cost to Install Standing Seam?
Total average cost to install a new architectural standing seam metal roof on a house can range between $10.00 to $16.50 per square foot or $1,050 to $1,850 per square, depending on the roof size, accessibility, home style, and project location. — This price range includes any required building permits, materials and supplies, professional labor, and workmanship warranty from the installer.
For a typical 2,000 square foot residential roof, it will cost between $22,000 and $37,000 to install standing seam. More, if there is also a detached garage to re-roof.