Considering a new roof but not sure what style to go with? Why not consider a Standing seam metal roof? We have put together information on what a Standing seam metal roof is as well as some of the advantages so you can be confident in your choice for a new roof. So what exactly is a Standing Seam Metal Roof? Read on to learn all about this popular new development.
Standing seam metal roofs provide are a modern profile for roof structures. Generally taking on a strong profile, Standing Seam metal roofs are a popular choice to give your home as stunning look. The panels can also be used for wall cladding and feature a series of vertical lips that are sealed by machines to provide you with a weathertight seal. Boasting durability and suitability for a range of cladding applications, standing seam panels are available in Snaplock, Standing Seam, and Nail strip to cover every application possible.
Traditional zincalume and galvanised corrugated iron have been useful over the years however as new and improved methods are developed, the advantages of standing seam are starting to outnumber the advantages of traditional methods.
Some of the advantages of standing seam roofing include critical weather tight capabilities. Standing seam roofs have a just about 100% waterproof seal due to their construction, whereas ordinary sheets rely on overlap instead. To keep the seamless and stylish look, concealed screws are used as part of the process allowing the panels to look almost like one single panel. Standing seams and its weathertight seal, will help prevent water entering your roof structure.
Versatility is another strength of standing seam panels in both design and use. With longer panels standing seam provides more options for your external cladding design and applications, whether it’s near horizontal or vertical applications, the panels allow flexibility within your design.
The interlocking design of standing seam roof joins provide extra strength and support for your structure; paired with sliding clips and countersunk screws, the look is seamless and any movement in materials is non-existent.
The three types of Standing Seam options are Standing Seam where the joins are sealed with a crimping machine; Snaplock where the panels are not crimped, instead snapped together and Nail Strip where panels are just nailed directly to the underlying structure without clips or crimping. There is easily an option for every home design, whether it’s restoring a period home or designing a modern masterpiece, there is an option for your project.
Standing Seam and Snaplock can both be used on roof or wall structures almost down to nearly horizontal or about 1.5 degree pitch. Both also have superior watertight seals and speedy installation processes. The similarities between the two are numerous, the only real difference is the crimping process. Each panel is also up to 8 metres, to give more design flexibility. The Nail Strip option is slightly different, where panels are only up to 6 metres in length and as the clips and crimping are not included, making installation almost instant. In some cases, the panels can also be screwed directly to the battens in your roof or wall structure.
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