Reasons to Choose a Standing Seam Metal Roof

Okay, we all know that deciding on a new roof is a daunting task. There are a lot of choices out there and in the end, it’s up to you. That said – you are lucky enough to live in modern times where information is merely a click away. If you’ve landed on this page, it means you’re at least considering a standing seam metal roof in San Antonio or the surrounding area. Let’s discuss why that’s a wise idea and why it may just be the perfect choice for you.


What does “standing seam” even mean?

A standing seam metal roof simply means that the seams of the roof are above the level of the roof itself. Seams in a roof, in any type of roof, are considered to be a weak point --- so the ability to raise the seams above the water level is a distinct advantage. 

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Traditional metal roofs lock each roofing panel in place with nails. Then, those nail seams are caulked to provide insulation and prevent leaks. None of this is necessary with a standing seam roof as it has interlocking portions that fasten together and create a virtually impenetrable seal. 

Remember: seams are weak spots --- standing seam roofs have far less seams, and the seams they do have are stronger and better sealed.

Anything else?

Yup. With standing seam roofs, you are not using a fastener that goes through the metal’s surface. That means there is no need to check for loosening or damage to fasteners --- which means less maintenance over time.

It looks cool outside

The smooth, straight lines of a standing seam metal roof provide a clean and sleek look with a modern, contemporary flair. They’re available in a large array of colors to complement your home or business including not just the usual browns and grays, but also forest greens and earthy reds. This means that you can express yourself and your very own personal style with your roof. 

It feels cool inside

A standing seam metal roof in San Antonio is designated a “cool roof” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Standard roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more in the summer sun.A cool roof under the same conditions can stay more than 50° cooler and save energy and money by allowing you to use less air conditioning.

Mother Nature protected

Inclement weather has been known to do major damage to most other roofing materials. But with a standing seam metal roof, the rain, snow, and even moderate hail just slides right off. They are also less prone to damage from hurricanes and high wind events and are inherently fire-resistant. So, no matter what the weather is like outside, you can feel safe inside.

Mother Nature approved.

Being that it is made from metal, your standing seam roof is 100% recyclable. And if you have been considering making use of the sun and its power, a solar power system can be easily integrated into your standing seam metal roof, making it an environmentally friendly option.

Standing seams stand the test of time

And here’s the big one … standing seam roofs are incredibly durable. Because they are made of metal and require less maintenance than other roofing choices, your roof will last longer than roofs made from other materials. There’s no chipping, cracking, splitting, warping, leaking, or drying out involved with a standing seam roof --- and with Tomlin quality manufacturing and installation, you are looking at your new standing seam metal roof lasting you a lifetime. So, while it may indeed be a daunting decision, it should be a decision you only have to make once.

Is a Standing Metal Roof for You?

In all honesty, standing seam metal roofs aren’t perfect for everybody. They are not designed for flatter or completely flat roofs and they are a significant investment. We find, though, that most homeowners do not have a problem with a higher initial cost of the new roof when compared to the significant long-term savings from lower maintenance costs, as well as their reliability and durability.

The best news is this is not a decision you have to (or should) make on your own. Call or text Tomlin Roofing today for a free consultation and we’ll work with you to go through each and every one of your options, discuss the cost of a metal roof, and find the perfect roofing solution for your home or business needs.