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When to Choose a Standing Seam Roof with Battens

modern standig seam metal roof with roof window

Metal roofing systems are prized for their resistance to the elements, and standing seam metal roofs offer a distinctive aesthetic appeal. Made from various metals, such as steel, aluminum or copper, these roofs are also an environmentally friendly choice since many can be recycled. In addition, metal roofs can be designed around complex structures and installed with precision and accuracy by an experienced contractor. The resulting long-term durability and low maintenance requirements provide an exceptional return on investment.

What Is a Standing Seam Metal Roof?

Standing seam metal roofs are so named because of the raised interlocking seam that joins each panel together. This interlocked connection is not only strong and watertight, but it also hides the fasteners securing the roof, improving its aesthetics and protecting the roof-to-structure attachment points. With their superior water shedding and increased resistance to wind uplift, standing seam metal roofs are an extremely popular choice for both residential and commercial buildings.

Why Choose Standing Seam with Batten?

With all the advantages of a regular standing seam, including solid joints, great water shedding and protection for the fasteners to prevent points of vulnerability, the batten seam uses a cap over the seam where the two panels meet. It provides an extra layer of protection beyond what the regular standing seam already offers.

Perfect for areas with periods of heavy or prolonged rain or snow, the batten cap ensures water won’t enter the seams and cause any leaks. The higher the water infiltration or damage risk, the more likely the batten seam is a good investment. Areas with high snow loads can also benefit from batten seams, as the seam itself helps provide additional rigidity and structural stability. In areas where high winds are a significant risk, the batten seam can increase wind resistance and help prevent wind damage to your roof.

Superior Quality and Excellent Curb Appeal

In addition to their many functional enhancements, batten seams also provide additional aesthetic detail, offering a more defined pattern of the standing seam. This distinct visual element can elevate the profile of a building’s exterior and increase its curb appeal.

Contact Metal Roofing Systems, Inc. today, and let us help you find the perfect metal roof for your project.

Posted on behalf of Metal Roofing Systems

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