Exposed fastener roofing systems offer an economical and classic look to any project. Exposed Fastener roofs involve driving fasteners through the panels and directly into the roof deck. The edges of the panels overlap, and fasteners are screwed through both layers. The fasteners remain visible. The only maintenance required on a properly installed exposed fastener metal roof is a walkthrough every decade or so to ensure the fasteners are still in good shape.
Hidden fastener/ Standing seam
Standing seam roofs have been around for hundreds of years and offer an elegant and timeless solution to your design. The absence of exposed fastening and concealed clip attachment reduces the risk of water infiltration and allow for expansion and contraction that comes with our Canadian +40 degrees and -40 degrees. This roof is the NO maintenance roof
Depending on the profile and style, metal roofing can be from 1.5 times more to 3 times the price of a fiberglass or asphalt shingle roof.
A typical asphalt shingle roof may last anywhere from 9 years to 20 years depending on the conditions and sometimes have a prorated warranty which goes down every year in value. A metal roof has a non prorated warranty of 40 years and can last up to 150 years. You should never have to re-roof again.