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  • Writer's pictureMarcos Garza

Standing Seam Metal Roofing a beautiful roof that lasts a lifetime

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

A Standing Seam Meatal Roof
Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Are you on the market for a new roof but don’t want to use traditional asphalt roof? Consider using a standing seam metal roof. Standing seam metal roofing is a type of metal roofing which uses concealed fasteners and provides long lasting protection. Our passion at 3:16 Roofing is to serve our clients and educate property owners on their investments, s we’ve compiled some information on the process, warranties, durability, and cost of a new standing seam metal roof so you are better able to make an educated decision and investment.

The installation of your standing seam metal roof is the single most important day because it must be installed using the correct techniques by a professional to ensure quality. Here is a simple breakdown of the installation process:

  1. The first step in the installation process is your material order delivery. Your roofing contractor and labor crew will set up property protection around your property to ensure your home and surrounding areas are left exactly the way they were found, if not better.

  2. Next, your old roof will be torn down and the decking will be inspected to ensure there are no future problems. The torn off material is taken to a dump trailer, which is then disposed by the crew.

  3. Once the old roof is completely torn down, the starter lock strips will be installed. Lock strips keep the panels secured to the roof edges.

  4. Underlayment is then installed; this material further protects the decking from the outside elements.

  5. The standing seam panels are now ready to be installed, which are locked into place using male and female legs that snap together. Once the panels are locked, flashing is used to fill in the areas between the sheets to ensure water does seep through.

  6. Finally, your standing seam metal roof is ready to be locked into place using a special metal bending robot.

  7. Your roofing contractor will do a final walkthrough of the roof to ensure your new roof it is up to standard and property protection is taken down.

  8. You now have a fully locked standing seam metal roof!

With warranties, typically, there will be two types of warranties that come with the installation of a new roof. The first of the two is a material warranty, which is offered directly from the manufacturer of the material used for your new roof. This warranty varies by manufacturer and covers any faults directly resulting from the material itself. The second warranty will be your labor warranty. The labor warranty covers the actual work performed by the roofing contractor and labor crew. Keep in mind that labor warranties vary by roofing companies and special clauses may exist. Both material and labor warranties should be discussed thoroughly with your roofing contractor before any work begins.

The durability of your standing seam metal roof is directly connected to the installation, another reason why contracting a professional is crucial. Under proper installation and ideal conditions, your new standing seam metal roof has the potential lifespan of 30 to 50 years!

No two roofs are ever the same and neither are the costs, comparing prices with people you know won’t help. Your general contractor will most likely be using Xactimate software to calculate exact measurements of the dwelling, which calculates material and labor quantities. With that said the pricing on your new metal roof will depend on size, material, and labor. At the time of this publication, a 24-gauge steel standing seam metal roof costs $15, multiplied by the square footage and you will have a rough estimate of your new metal roof, not including labor.

You’ve now got a general idea of the process, warranties, durability, and even the cost associated with a new standing seam metal roof, the next step is choosing the right roofing contractor. Your roofing contractor should be someone you trust, that is able to guide you to make the best decision for your property, after all it is an investment. We hope this information is of value to you!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us! (817) 402-7663 or email us at


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