Metal Roofing

Types Of Metal Roofing Commonly Used In Austin

There are numerous types of roofing available in Austin. One of the most popular and long lasting is metal roofing. Metal is durable and long lasting as there is as a roofing material. Even within the category of metal roofing, there are numerous types of roofs. The most common variables are screw down roofing vs standing seam. Take a closer look at each to better understand the difference.

Screw Down

Screw Down

Screw Down Or Exposed Fastener

Screw-down metal roofing is the type of roofing that was used right when this material first became an option for roofs. You may also see it called through-fastened or exposed fastener since it relies on screws to attach the metal to your roof. For screw-down roofing, the metal used will typically be hardware-store grade. The fasteners include neoprene washers to help discourage leaks.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing-seam metal roofing relies on vertical panels that have dual seams to connect every panel. This type of roofing has a very striking appearance thanks to its shadow lines that you can see running from the eaves to the edges. It is also very durable and strong when 24 gauge is used like we do. We install standing seam metal roofing all over Austin and the Hill Country. It is popular due to its high-performance, durability, and minimal maintenance.

Standing Seam Metal Roof - Gray

Standing Seam Metal Roof – Gray

Pros And Cons Of Screw Down

Given its nature, screw-down metal roofing is cheaper than that with a standing seam. It is also quicker to apply, saving you on labor costs. The disadvantages arise in terms of maintenance as this type of roofing is more likely to experience problems due to age. Screws are exposed which makes it more likely that a leak will occur in the future. The potential for neoprene washers to fall out or fasteners to get rusty increases the chances of leak. Additionally, the fasteners tend to back out eventually since the metal will expand and contract as temperatures fluctuate.

There are numerous other advantages to screw-down metal roofs, including the fact that it is more common, making it easier to find a contractor with the skills to install it. Installation is also nice and easy since there is no need to seam two panels together. As far as screw-down metal roofs, this comes from the use of wider panels, thinner gauge panels, and fewer accessories to purchase.

Pros And Cons Of Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing Seam Metal RoofingAs mentioned, standing-seam metal roofs tend to have great performance, requiring minimal maintenance, and lasting a long time. These roofs tend to last between 30 and 50 years in Austin. Standing seam metal roofs are superior over screw downs because there are no exposed fasteners. Screws are then installed underneath the roof panels, eliminating functional and aesthetic drawbacks.

Additionally, standing seam roofs are very easy to install. They can be installed on batten strips or attached directly to the sheathing. We recommend complete tear off of the existing roof down to the deck before installing a new metal roof however. Standing-seam also does even better than other types of roofs when it comes to reflecting heat. That results in a greener home that requires less electricity to stay cool. This is very beneficial in the Central Texas area.

Colors Of Metal Roofs Used In Austin

We are happy to meet with you to go over the range of color options available. We are also able to send you a website link so that you can look at colors in your spare time. Galvalume is the most popular color and the most energy efficient. There are lots of options available though and we are happy to walk to you through those. We can also bring metal samples by so that you know what you are getting when you have us install your new metal roof.

Galvalume Standing Seam Metal Roof We Installed

Galvalume Metal Roof With Striations

Our team can answer any questions you have about roofing and install your new roof for you with a 40 year material and a 10 year workmanship Metal Roofing Installed With Striationswarranty.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to set up a consultation or an estimate.

Oil Canning Vs Striations

It is important to have a conversation with your sale person about the type of metal roofing profile you prefer.