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Trivia Tuesday –Two Types of Metal Roof Systems



Metal roofs are becoming a popular roofing option for homes in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and Bremerton.


Did you know that there are two common types of metal roofing systems used for residential homes? Let’s learn more.


Standing Seam Metal Roof


A standing seam metal roof system is a series of panels, locked together at the seams or seamed mechanically. This allows for panels to expand and contract freely when the metal heats up.


It’s a popular choice thanks to its sleek aesthetic and durability. Standing seam metal roofs also offer customers numerous options to choose from, ensuring it fits with the look and style of your home.


Screw Down Panel Metal Roof


With a screw-down panel or exposed fastener, the metal roof is screwed down with the fasteners exposed. The panels are fastened with screws and washers that are screwed through the face of the metal. This method of screwing the metal down doesn’t allow the metal to expand and contract naturally.


Now, these systems aren’t to be confused with materials. When it comes to metal roofing, several materials are used to ensure your roof meets your needs.


If you are considering a metal roof for your home, check out our recent post on Why Metal Roofs are a Good Option in the Pacific Northwest.

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