Standing seam roofs are made with long, continuous panels that are fastened to the top of the structure using rivets or screws. These roofs are very durable, as they’re not susceptible to leaks or cracks like other types of roofing materials. They can also be made out of a variety of different metals, including aluminum, copper, steel and galvanized steel.
Metal shingles are smaller than standing seam panels, but they’re still quite large when compared to traditional asphalt shingles. They’re often used in combination with other materials such as wood shakes or cedar shakes for aesthetic purposes.