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Our family-owned contracting company has been specializing in metal roofing for over 30 years. Recently there has been a significant increase in the use of metal roofing. A variety of metals, including steel, aluminum, and copper, are used for roofing, and several configurations are possible, including panel roofing, standing-seam roofing, and metal tiles. Standing-seam metal roofing is attached to the roof with concealed fasteners. The panels lock together, forming a roof that is uniquely resistant to wind-driven rain. However, standingseam roofs are significantly more expensive than metal panel roofs with visible screws. Because standing-seam panels are custom-made and seamed with specialized tools, the work is almost always left to a standing-seam contractor. By contrast, a properly detailed metal panel roof — similar to