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Metal Roofing| Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX

Matt Parker - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

While you may pay slightly more for a metal roof than many other types of commercial roofing, you will have a roof that can last a lifetime with minimal maintenance. The advantages do not end there. Metal roofs maintain their appearance far longer, are easier to clean, can increase your property value, require minimal care, and can help to reduce your energy costs. Even if you purchase an older building with a metal roof that appears beyond its prime, it is possible, it can be salvaged and look new with a roof restoration process, and a roof coating. Furthermore, a metal roof can be re-coated indefinitely. This allows your building to have a roof that can last as long as you choose to provide the necessary maintenance. A roof where only a damaging storm can cut its lifespan short. Contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX for additional information or a free estimate on metal roofing.

Standing Seam

When it comes to metal roofing, you have several choices, and one of the most popular for commercial applications is standing seam metal roofing. It will cost you more than traditional metal roofing, but offers the following advantages:

1.Traditional metal roofing uses exposed screws for fasteners. In the past, rubber or neoprene washers were used with screws to prevent leaks. The problem was, the washers deteriorated and leaks could result. Newer fasteners have eliminated most of the potential for leaks. Standing seam metal roofing eliminates virtually all risk of leaks at screw locations. An added benefit to fasteners that are not exposed to the weather, is less maintenance is required.

The metal roofing panels interlock, and are fastened with clips located underneath the metal panels where the screw and clip is hidden, and not exposed to the weather. The clip is secured to the roof, which allowing the metal roof to expand and contract due to building movement, without the risk of leaks. If you are considering standing seam metal roofing and would like additional information, contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX.

2.Standing seam metal roofing can last 3 times longer than standard metal roofing when properly installed. Standing seam is thicker, stronger and it can be installed faster than most other roofing materials.

3.Standing seam roofing uses trim to seal roof intrusions, such as ventilation pipes, around the valleys and others. Therefore it does not require caulking, ensuring a waterproof seal against the roofs expansion and contraction.

4.Standing seam offers a higher standard of aesthetic appeal, as well as offering the energy savings other metal roofing offers. During the winter, it helps to hold heat in, and in the summer, when a light color is chosen, or a roof coating applied, it reduces the amount of heat transfer through the roof significantly. The result is lower energy costs for air conditioning. Contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX for additional information.

5.Metal roofing is a recyclable material.

6.Metal roofing is a lightweight option when compared to many other roofing materials. This is especially an advantage in roofover projects, saving time, and money from landfill fees. If you would like to know about a metal roof, contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX.

7.Standing seam metal roofing is more resistant to rust and corrosion than traditional metal roofing.

8.Standing seam roofing can tolerate hail. The key factor determining the size your roof will tolerate without damage will be the materials resistance rating which can vary depending on the quality.

9.Standing seam roofing is considered a “cool roof”, and can be coated with reflective coatings that are solar reflective. The energy you save will assist you in offsetting the cost of your new roof over time. Contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX, and we will explain how we can potentially save you money.

Standing Seam Types

Standing seam roofing consists of two main types, mechanically seamed or snap lock. Mechanically seamed roofing panels are bent over together to form the seam. Snap lock metal roofing panels push together, and lock into place. As with other metal roofing, standing seam is available in numerous colors, ensuring a roof that is a pleasing accompaniment to your building. GiveLonghorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX a call to schedule a roof estimate, roof over or new installation.

It should also be noted that standing seam may be more difficult to install than traditional metal roofing. As a result, ensure you trust your roofing project only to a qualified and experienced roofing contractor. Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX offers the expertise to ensure a professional job you can rely on.


Any roof requires maintenance and periodic inspection. A metal roof simply requires less maintenance than many other types. The key to a very long service life is keeping debris off the roof, and cleaning when required. Cleaning may be as simple as a rinse off with a garden hose, or a gentle pressure washing, depending on the nature of the soil buildup. A metal roof with through fasteners requires annual inspection of the screws, whereas you do not have this task to worry about with a standing seam metal roof. Always inspect any type of roof after a storm for damage and/or debris, and remove the latter if present. Need further information about the roof of your choice? Contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX today.

Contact Longhorn Commercial Roofing in San Antonio, TX today to receive a free roofing estimate. We also offer commercial roofing repair, roof coatings, new roof installations and replacement. You will find our roofers are committed to the excellence, ensuring you will receive a roof that stands the test of time. Contact a Longhorn representative today. We offer a variety of commercial roofing, including metal roofing, EDPM, Modified Bitumen, TPO and others.

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