Standing Seam Metal Roof Contractors

Standing Seam Metal Roof Contractors

Serving Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio, and Southern Michigan 

Looking to get a metal roof installed in Indiana? Leave it to the professionals. 

Here at Shield Exteriors, we have over 100 years of combined experience installing metal roofs throughout Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio, and Southern Michigan.  

We install standing seam metal roofs, which is one of the best metal roofs money can buy. Learn more about how it compares to other metal roofs and what the installation process looks like. 

What is a Standing Seam Metal Roof? 

A standing seam metal roof is one of the most durable roofing options on the market. It’s a modern, sleek-looking metal roof that comes in a wide variety of colors. 

The “standing seam” part refers to the visual appearance of the roof: you’ll notice long, raised seams that run the length of the metal panel. These seams hide the fasteners securing the panels down, providing a clean look. 

Grey standing seam metal roof on a house.

Residential Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation 

A standing seam metal roof is installed differently than other metal roofs. Instead of using exposed fasteners, the metal panels lock together. 

Then, they’re secured using fasteners that are hidden by metal seams. This is why a standing seam metal roof is more weather-tight than its counterparts (such as the imperial ribbed metal roof or a corrugated metal roof). 

Since the fasteners aren’t exposed to the elements, they’ll last longer and will be more visually appealing! 

Benefits of a Standing Seam Metal Roof 

  • Energy efficient. The way a standing metal roof is installed allows the metal panels to expand and contract with temperature changes. Other metal roofs struggle with this process, which can lead to issues such as loosened fasteners or loud noises. 
  • Durable & weather-resistant. The concealed fasteners mean your roof will be extremely durable and resistant to severe weather. When fasteners are exposed, they get rained on, leak, freeze over in the snow, and will sometimes require maintenance or replacement. You don’t have to deal with any of that when you have a standing seam metal roof, and it can last 50+ years!
  • Requires little to no maintenance. Without exposed fasteners, there’s really not much maintenance you’ll ever need to do to your standing seam metal roof. We still recommend an annual inspection just to be safe, but there usually isn’t much that needs to be fixed. If you choose Shield Exteriors for your roof installation process, our accident free double lifetime warranty covers anything and everything that could happen to your roof, including weather damage! 
  • Perfect choice for roof add-ons. A standing seam metal roof is truly the best option if you’re looking to add on solar panels or snow guards. They’re easy to attach to the sturdy metal roof without drilling into the panels. 
A house in Indiana with a dark green standing seam metal roof.

Standing Seam vs. Ribbed Metal Roof 

There are a few key differences when you’re looking at the difference between a standing seam and a ribbed metal roof

  • Price. A standing seam metal roof is a bit more expensive than a ribbed metal roof. It’s made from higher-quality metal and has a slightly more labor-intensive installation process. 
  • Installation process. Standing seam metal roofs are installed using concealed fasteners, while ribbed metal roofs use exposed fasteners. What might seem like a small difference is actually responsible for the stronger durability, longevity, and weather resistance of the standing seam roof. 
  • Mounting capabilities. It’s much easier to mount solar panels or snow guards to a standing seam metal roof, as they attach directly to the metal panels. With a ribbed metal roof, your roofing contractor would probably have to drill into the metal panels to attach anything. (If you end up taking them off later, you’ll be left with holes where they were installed). 
Visual comparison of a grey standing seam metal roof above an orange ribbed metal roof.

Why Choose Shield Exteriors? 

We take pride in our roofing services. We offer some benefits you won’t find at any other local roofing companies! 

  • Accident Free Double Lifetime Warranty. Our metal roof warranty covers virtually anything that might happen to your roof. Storm damage? No problem. Accidents? We’ll fix it. We’re the only roofing company in all of Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio with a warranty that includes accident coverage! Plus, if you decide to sell your home, the warranty is transferable to the next owner. Talk about adding value to your home! 
  • Impeccable reputation. With over 1,000 5+ star reviews and 100 years of combined experience, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. Our expert roof installation crew is second to none. We’re always on time, within budget, and get the job done right! 
  •  Affordable financing. We know a roof is a big investment. That’s why we offer $0 down, low-interest, 100% financing to qualified buyers. 

Your Trusted Local Metal Roofing Company

If you’re looking for the best standing metal seam roof installation crew, look no further than our team at Shield Exteriors. 

Contact us today for a FREE, zero-obligation estimate!