News Article Details

The Differences Between Corrugated Metal Roofing and Standing Seam Metal Roofing


 Differences between a Standing Seam Metal Roof and a Corrugated Metal Roof 

From residential to commercial property roofing, metal roofs have become incredibly popular, and for good reason. Lasting three or four times longer than asphalt shingles, metal roofs outshine its competitors with great durability and lifespan. The flexible styles of a metal roof also helps it complement the vast variety of architectural styles. While metal roofs are definitely the ultimate roofing solution when compared against other materials, the way a metal roof is designed can also make a difference in its performance. When you request a quote from a professional roofing company, you may hear about corrugated metal roofing versus standing seam metal roofing. While you can’t go wrong with either one, here are the main differences between the two.


Durability and Performance


Homeowners might be disappointed by a corrugated metal roof’s inability to harbor flashed brackets. What is more worrisome is that the exposed fasteners on this roofing style often can become loose after 10 to 15 years. Even though your corrugated metal roof could live as long as a standing seam metal roof, the maintenance it requires can become inconvenient. With a standing seam metal roof, on the other hand, the concealed fasteners are well-protected. Having the seams of the panels raised above the surface allows the water to run off instead of seep between the panels. As a result, standing seam metal roofs are considered to be more durable and less prone to leaks, rust, and lifting than corrugated metal roofs.


Fastening Systems


The fastening system of standing seam metal roofs is better and more reliable than a corrugated metal roof. Whereas the interlocking rippled metal sheets of a corrugated metal roof are fastened directly to the roof sheathing, the seams of a standing seam metal roof are raised above the surface. The screws are completely concealed and safely protected by the roof surface, giving standing seam metal roofs a streamlined look that cannot be created by its counterpart.




Corrugated describes anything with a surface that is shaped into alternate ridges and grooves. In layman's terms, a corrugated metal roof is one with interlocking rippled metal sheets. A standing seam metal roof, on the other hand, is constructed of interlocking metal panels that run from the ridge of the roof to the eave. Its design and texture makes it not only a better system for shedding water and snow, but also an ideal solution for low-pitched roofs.


When trying to decide which roof is best for your home or business, be sure to consult the professionals at Centennial Roofing to learn more. Centennial Roofing’s professional technicians offer quality craftsmanship in all areas of residential and commercial roofing.

We proudly serve the following areas:

Tallahassee, Panama City, Lynn Haven, Bay County, 30A Neighborhoods, Walton County, Niceville, Defuniak Springs, Rosemary Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Destin, Pensacola, Dothan

Contact Centennial Roofing today at (850) 215-7663 to request a quote!

Print Story      Email Story