Feature: LokSeam Metal Roofing

Feature: LokSeam Metal Roofing

A LokSeam Roof is made from one of the most versatile architectural panels available today, and comes in a wide range of colors meaning you are guaranteed to find a shade that suits your home.

LokSeam is a snap together, concealed fastener, standing roof system for use on roofs with a minimum slope of 3:12. The versatility of LokSeam panels makes them capable of being installed over open framing or a solid substructure and of transitioning from roof to fascia with the use of a rib cover – without requiring the support of a solid substructure.

A LokSeam roof carries with it many of the advantages metal roofing has over the more traditional asphalt varieties. LokSeam roofing has a very large lifespan of between 40 and 70 years, far outlasting the asphalt roofing that lasts usually only between 10 and 20 years, meaning if you chose LokSeam roofing for your home you will not have to worry about upkeep or maintenance for a very long time.

LokSeam roofing is also much more energy efficient than asphalt and shingle roofing, as metal is better at reflecting solar energy and heat, meaning you won’t have to spend as much money keeping your house cool in the long summer months, saving you money on your energy bill.

Although LokSeam roofing is initially more expensive than more traditional varieties of roofing materials, the fact that LokSeam roofs last so much longer than asphalt ones, and the fact that the metal LokSeam is much more energy efficient, means that the roofs often pay for themselves after a few years of installation, and can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Although it is commonly feared that having a metal roof – such as LokSeam- on your home will increase the risk of your home being struck by lightning, this is actually just a misconception. Statistically speaking, metal roofing neither increases nor decreases the chances of your property being struck by lightning, but a LokSeam roof – being metal – will help disperse the energy of a lightning bolt more evenly across the roof than one made with asphalt. Since metal isn’t combustible it also helps reduce the risk of fire.

Many people worry that metal roofing materials are more suited to industrial or agricultural buildings than to their own homes, but this is a misconception based on how metal roofing has traditionally been implemented.

The benefit of the LokSeam panels’ concealed fastener is that they a much more beautiful finish and even improved weather-tightness when compared to other metal roofing materials that lack this feature. LokSeam Roofs blend the aesthetics of an architectural panel with the strength of a structural panel, and the wide range of colors – with your choice of standard or metallic finish – make LokSeam the perfect choice for residential, light commercial or agricultural application.

If you are interested in getting a LokSeam roof for your home, then visit READCORP Metal Roofing and enquire about a quote today!