Are you ready for a new roof? Do you want a great looking standing seam metal roof for your replacement? 

If so, it’s crucial to understand what you’re getting out of your metal roof investment. That’s why you need to know how long your new standing seam metal roof will last. 

But how do you figure out how long it’ll last? Luckily, we’ve got you covered. 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has provided high-quality standing seam metal roofing services to residents of Nashville since 1990. We provide you an experience that’s unique in the roofing industry with strong workmanship and customer service. When you work with us, you’ll never worry about your roof again.  

So, how much life will you get out of your new standing seam metal roof? Always eager to help you understand your roof investment, I’m going to answer that and more. 

Continue reading to learn how long your new standing seam metal roof will last and 3 things that affect its lifespan. 

How long will your new standing seam metal roof last?

The lifespan of a standing seam metal roof is how many years you’ll get out of it. So, how long will your new standing seam metal roof last? 

As long as it’s properly installed and your attic is adequately ventilated, there’s no reason you shouldn’t get at least 30 years out of your new standing seam metal roof. Under the ideal conditions, your new standing seam metal roof could live for 50 years.

how long will your new standing seam metal roof last

Your new standing seam roof will come with a 30-year paint warranty on your metal panels to protect your roof investment. Even though the paint has a 30-year warranty, it doesn’t mean it’s going to disappear after 30 years. 

This makes a standing seam metal roof one of the most durable roof types on the market. 

3 things that affect the lifespan of your standing seam metal roof

Now that you know how long your new standing seam metal roof will last, you need to know what affects its lifespan. The painted finish, the weather in your area, and getting roof maintenance all affect the lifespan of your new roof. 

Continue reading to learn more about the 3 things that affect the life of your new standing seam metal roof.  

1. The painted finish on your standing seam metal roof panels

Remember, your standing metal roof panels come with a 30-year warranty on the painted finish. But what exactly is the painted finish?  

All of the major steel panel manufacturers use a patented process to apply a painted finish called Kynar 500 to standing seam metal panels. This painted finish protects your metal panels from the elements and keeps the color you choose from fading.  

Be aware, scratching or damaging the finish on the panels will expose the fresh steel to dew or moisture in the air, causing them to rust. This makes it crucial that your local roofing contractor takes all the proper precautions to protect the finish during installation

For example, every evening after finishing for the day, the roof has to be cleaned off. They can't leave cuts, little triangles, or any type of shavings on the roof because the steel will rust overnight. 

To protect your new standing seam metal roof investment, you have to hire a great local roofing contractor. To help you find a great roofing contractor in your area, read this article on the top 8 questions to ask a roofing contractor.

2. How the weather in your area impacts your standing seam metal roof

Every roof goes through wear and tear from the weather throughout its life. The amount of extreme weather in your area determines how fast that wear and tear affects your new standing seam metal roof. 

If you live in an area that gets snow and a lot of hail, the integrity and finish on your metal roof panels will weaken quicker. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about hot weather in your area because of a standing seam metal roof’s expansion capabilities. 

There’s nothing you can do about the weather. Just be aware that your local weather will factor into the lifespan of your metal roof.

3. Getting annual maintenance on your standing seam metal roof

Even with a properly installed roof, it’s important to have an annual maintenance inspection no matter what kind of roof you have. 

Once a standing seam roof is installed, virtually no maintenance is required except at the penetrations such as vent pipes, gas pipes, etc. Even though it doesn’t require much maintenance, you should still have it checked yearly to protect your investment.

Getting roof maintenance catches potential problems, maximizes the life of your new roof, and gives you peace of mind. To learn more about how critical maintenance is to your roof’s life span, read this article on why roof maintenance is important.

How much does a standing seam metal roof cost?

Now you know how long your new standing seam metal roof will last. Knowing how long your standing seam roof lasts helps you understand how much you’ll get out of your investment.

You also learned 3 things that affect that lifespan. After learning the lifespan of a standing seam metal roof, you're ready to move on to the biggest concern homeowners have, the cost. 

Most roofing companies won't talk about pricing. However, we want you to have all the information you need to make the right decision. 

That's why we wrote another article breaking the price of a standing seam metal roof. 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has been installing standing seam metal roofs in Nashville and surrounding areas since 1990. Our strong workmanship ensures you get the most out of your new metal roof. That’s why we’re proud to offer you a lifetime warranty. 

Check out How Much a Standing Seam Metal Roof Costs to learn the budget you'll need for your new metal roof system.

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