If you want to have a new roof for your home, metal roofing can provide you with many benefits. It is a product that will last much longer than conventional asphalt shingles, and it is very affordable to have installed. There are many different types of metal roofing systems to choose from, but standing seam metal roofing is one of the most popular and easiest to install systems. There are still different types of standing seam metals roofs, and here are three factors to consider to help you choose the system that is right for your home:
1. Choosing The Right Type Of Metal Roofing System
Even with standing seam roofs, there are different styles to choose from. You will be able to choose the size of the panels, which for large roofs you may want larger spacing between the seams, and for smaller homes, you will want less spacing. This appearance can also be achieved with pencil-rib design, which is where the panels have ribs in the center of them to make it look like there are more seams in the roof.
2. Getting The Color Finish You Want For The Roofing On Your Home
Metal roofing can also have many different types of finishes. Without a powder-coated finish, raw metal will age and have a rustic look. Most standing seam roofs give you the benefit of being able to choose from many different colors for your roof. If you live in an area with a cooler climate, you may want to choose a darker color to absorb heat. In warmer climates, lighter colored roofing is ideal to reduce heat gain and make your home more energy efficient during the warm months.
3. Ridge Cap Styles To Add To Your Home
Ridge caps can also come in many different designs. The most affordable will be ridge caps with a basic flat design. If you want to make the lines of your roof more visible, you may want to use larger ridge caps, which can also have the ridge vent build into them to give your attic ventilation. Using higher ridge caps with ventilation can also reduce the possibility of leaks in your roof when using other roof ventilation systems.
These are some of the choices when you have a standing seam metal roof installed on your home. If you need help choosing the right roofing for your home and getting it installed, contact a metal roofing contractor like those at Old School Carpentry to install a new metal roof on your home.