Ever wonder why you’re seeing more and more metal roofs popping up around your neighborhood? Do you wonder if maybe your neighbours know something you don’t?
Standing seam metal roofs were once the roof of choice only for barns, cabins and sheds. Then we saw an influx in standing seam metal roofs on more luxury properties like the iconic Whistler chalets. Which brings us to where we are today with more people than ever switching to standing seam metal roofs when re-roofing their home! Follow along and we’ll speed you up to date on the benefits to re-roofing your home or business with a standing seam metal roof.
Advantages of ZipLok Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Durability of Metal Roofing
It’s no surprise that metal is a durable product. Strong wind gusts, pounding rain, scorching sun, standing seam metal roofs stand up to all the elements with flying colours. Standing seam metal roofing is an ideal choice for the Vancouver Lower Mainland with our vast amounts of rain. With occasional violent wind storms, like the one that wiped out a good portion of Stanley Park, home owners with metal roofs can rest assured they won’t be missing shingles the next morning or have heavy tree branches puncturing through their roof after a storm.
Standing seam metal roofing is the Ferrari of roofing; there’s no denying it’s an attractive product. We find that contractors building new homes are almost all leaning towards either rubber or metal roofing, making it one of the most desirable products on the market. With clean lines that show off all the architectural detail, metal is a first choice; and with a wide array of colours available you can achieve that highly-desired modern look and instantly increase curb-appeal.
Standing seam metal roofs do not crack or break underfoot like concrete tile roofs or some other products. Providing it’s installed on a lower-slope pitch, a metal roof is easy to walk on making it easy to clean and ideal for keeping up with maintenance. The smooth surface of the metal panels makes it easy to sweep off debris like fallen leaves and pine needles which can prove difficult for removal on other types of roofing. Although not all metal roofs are created equal. Standing seam metal lays flat against the roof deck which allows someone to walk on it without denting the panels. Some metal roofs are made to resemble tile or cedar shake, and because they are raised off of the deck you stand a great chance of denting panels when servicing a roof.
As you hear more and more about the risk of wildfires its important to do everything you can to protect your home. Metal roofs do not spark or ignite into flames during a fire or lightning strike, making it one of the safest choices for your home.
When coupled with snow-stops, ZipLok metal roofing is an ideal roofing system for areas with heavy snowfall. Metal roofs shed snow by letting it simply slide off where other types of roofs can harbour snow until it becomes heavy and causes structural damage to the building that is difficult to reverse.
Metal Roofing Lifespan
It’s not uncommon for our customers to crack jokes like, “My ZipLok metal roof is going to outlive me!”. Our ZipLok standing seam metal roof comes with a lifetime warranty, allowing our customers to rest-easy knowing their roof will protect them and their family for many years to come. When you never want to re-roof again, go with standing seam metal!
Energy Efficient Roofing
Want a roof that is going to make your home or businesses more energy efficient? Standing seam metal roofing can help keep your home cooler in the summer by reflecting solar radiant heat and also allowing for greater ventilation than traditional roofing products.
Easily Integrates with Solar
The raised panel joints in standing seam metal roofs perfectly integrate with clips for mounting solar panels. So, if you want to install solar at the same time as a metal roof, or you are thinking that maybe one day down the road you may want to install solar, metal is the perfect choice.
Most types of roofing material once removed goes straight to the landfill. ZipLok standing seam metal roofing is unique in the sense that at the end of its very long-life it can be fully recylcled which makes it a more ecologically sound product in comparison to other roofing materials. Standing seam metal roofs are also perfect if your interested in harvesting rainwater, especially here in Raincouver.
Here at Penfolds we are big fans of our ZipLok standing seam metal roofs. They provide a beautiful end-product that creates a strong lasting impression. It’s energy efficiency is second to none, and will be the last roof you likely have to ever put on your home.