The roofing experts at Smart Roofing, Inc. have recently installed a standing seam metal roof system in Highland Park, Illinois. A standing seam metal roof system is a succession of vertical sheet metal panels connected side-by-side by a vertical locking mechanism called the seam. The seams can be seen from the ridge of a roof all the way down to the eaves. The locked seam is raised by an inch or two above the panels in order to maintain water-tightness of the system. The raised seam also provides for a unique and distinctive appearance.
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