What Is Standing Seam Metal Roofing?

Standing seam metal roofing is a roofing system characterized by vertical legs which have a space in between them. This roofing system consists of concealed fasteners. The roofing system could similarly be referred to as a sequence of panels that are seamed together mechanically.

Different types of metal are used in standing seam metal roofing. Below are some of the variety of metals that could be used.

  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Copper

Additionally, the roofing metals come in a variety of colors you could choose from. Some of these colors include:

  • Medium Bronze
  • Ash Gray
  • Matte Black
  • Sandstone

Standing seam metal roofs that have deteriorated over time can be retrofitted. Therefore, a retrofit will cut the cost that you could have incurred while tearing down your old roof.

Before installing the roof, there are a few things your contractor will require you to consider.

Roof decking

These are the materials that support your roofing system. Your contractor could help you choose the best material for your roof foundation. These materials include; wood, steel, or concrete. Roof decking protects your building from leaks and other damages.

Lock strips

Lock strips hold the standing seam panels to the edges of your roof. The lock strips protect the seam panels from wind or strong storms.


Roof underlayment is the material laid on the surface of your roof deck before your roof is installed. The material protects your roof from heat, water, snow, and other hazards. Roof underlayment is commonly made of waterproof materials like rubberized asphalt.