Standing seam roofing is one of the most popular, versatile and durable roofing types currently available to buy. A well designed roof which complements the building it is installed onto will help to beautify the home and add value when it comes to putting it on the market. This type of roofing refers to a style of roof that has panels that run vertically up the length of the roof, and seams that connect one panel to another. Their installation allows them to create a snug and solid covering which is able to move under thermal expansion. Standing seam roofing can be seen on all types of properties from country barns to city restaurants. With such a varied selection of styles available, it is easy to find a style that complements your property. Standing seam roofing may be slightly higher in price in comparison to asphalt and shingle roofing, but homeowners typically find that the reliability and durability will pay off in the long run, as less money will need to be spent on maintenance costs. It is also a more stylish and beautiful roof in comparison to its cheaper counterparts.
Benefits to a Standing Seam Roof:
- Wind, Hail, and Fire Resistant
- Light Weight
- Low Maintenance
- Serviceable for Many Years.
There are three major categories of Roofing Shingle products available:
Strip Shingles are the original and the most basic of roofing shingles available in the industry. Strip Shingles are denoted by the fact that they are single layered roofing shingles that are generally designed to look like slate. Strip Roofing Shingles have a very flat appearance on the roof line and are typically the lightest weight roofing shingles available in the market. Strip shingles used to be the predominant roofing shingle available and used in the market. Today, however, with significant advances in technology and consumer sophistication, Strip Shingles are used primarily by home builders manufacturing economy priced homes or purchased by homeowners as replacement roofing shingles for homes that already have Strip Shingles on the roof. CertainTeed manufactures Strip Roofing Shingles under the product names CT™ 20, XT™ 25, and XT™ 30.
Dimensional Shingles (or Architectural Laminated Shingles) are now the predominant roofing shingles installed in North America. These products are manufactured as dual layered products (or multi-layered in the case of CertainTeed’s tri-laminate technology) and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof (a multi-dimensional look). Dimensional Roofing Shingles also typically are heavier weight than Strip Roofing Shingles and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30-years to Lifetime. CertainTeed’s Landmark® Series roofing shingles are a prototypically design for a Dimensional Roofing Shingle.
Premium Shingles are usually described as laminated shingles that have a differentiated appearance or functionality from traditional Dimensional Roofing Shingles. These products may have designs that mimic “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake roofing shingles. CertainTeed’s Grand Manor® and Presidential Shake® products are prime examples of Premium roofing shingles that provide an enhanced aesthetic appeal. Premium Roofing Shingles might also have important functional improvements such as Impact Resistance or Solar Reflectivity that can possibly extend the life of the roofing system or provide lower energy costs