Hello there, New Jersey homeowners! As seasoned veterans in the industry, we’ve installed every type of roof imaginable, and one system that continually impresses us with its blend of longevity, performance, and style is the snap lock metal roof system. With over 50 years of experience under our belts, we’ve seen roofing trends come and go, but one thing remains constant—the search for a roofing system that offers both durability and aesthetic appeal. So, grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat about why snap lock might be the metal roofing solution you’ve been searching for.


What is a Snap Lock Roof System?


Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s talk about what a snap lock roof system is. Simply put, it’s a type of standing seam metal roofing system where panels are designed to snap together, creating a continuous, interlocking seam that is both weather-tight and visually appealing. Unlike traditional roofing methods, snap lock systems require no special tools or sealants during installation, making them faster and easier to install, which is music to our ears—and likely yours too!

Advantages of Snap Lock Systems for Metal Roofing


As a homeowner in the beautiful, yet sometimes harsh climate of New Jersey, you need a roof that can withstand the elements while maintaining its good looks. Here’s where snap lock metal roofs shine:


Metal roofs are known for their resilience. They can easily outlast asphalt shingles, often by decades, and snap lock systems are no exception. They resist high winds, hail, and fire, and they’re impervious to rot and insect damage. 


Low Maintenance:

Snap lock roofs require very little upkeep compared to other roofing materials. They don’t crack, erode, or require frequent painting or sealing. 

Energy Efficiency:

Metal reflects solar radiant heat, which can help reduce cooling costs in the summer. This is particularly beneficial in New Jersey, where the summers can be hot and humid.



Available in a variety of colors and finishes, snap lock metal roofs can complement any architectural style, from traditional to contemporary. 


Metal roofing is often made from recycled materials and is itself 100% recyclable at the end of its life. 

Weather Tightness:

The interlocking design of snap lock panels provides excellent protection against water and air infiltration, which can lead to costly damage if not properly managed.


 A metal roof can last 40-70 years, which is two to three times longer than traditional asphalt roofing materials.


Increased Home Value:

Due to their longevity and low maintenance, metal roofs can increase the resale value of your home. 


Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike.


Speed of Installation:

Snap lock systems are quicker to install than traditional roofs, reducing labor time and costs. 


Snap Lock Roof Installation Process: 

  1. Now, let’s talk about the installation process. Our team of skilled roofers has perfected the art of snap lock roof installation. The process starts with the careful measurement and preparation of your roof. We then lay a high-quality underlayment, which acts as an extra layer of protection against moisture. Next come the panels themselves. Each metal panel is carefully laid out and aligned before being snapped into place alongside the previous panel. The raised seams interlock, creating a strong, weatherproof seal. As we secure each panel, we ensure that the alignment is perfect, preventing any future issues with leaks or panel displacement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  2. The panels are then attached to the roof deck using hidden fasteners. These fasteners are concealed within the seams, which not only enhances the roof’s appearance but also eliminates potential leak points that can occur with exposed fastener systems. This design is particularly beneficial in areas like New Jersey, where we experience a wide range of weather conditions, from heavy snowfall to driving rain to the occasional heatwave.                                                                                                                                                 
  3. Once all the panels are in place, we install the finishing touches, including the ridge cap, which covers the peak of the roof where the panels meet, and any other necessary trim. These components are critical for the overall performance of the roof, as they help ensure that no water can penetrate the roof’s surface. Throughout the installation process, we pay close attention to details, such as ensuring that there is proper ventilation to maintain the roof’s efficiency and longevity. We also take great care around areas that are more prone to leaks, such as roof penetrations for vents, chimneys, or skylights. Flashings are expertly installed around these areas to maintain the integrity of the roof.                                                                                                                                  
  4. After the installation is complete, we conduct a thorough cleanup of the site, because we believe that a professional installation isn’t just about putting up a new roof—it’s about respecting your property and leaving it in pristine condition.


The Long-Term Benefits of a Snap Lock Roof System:


Investing in a snap lock metal roof system provides numerous long-term benefits. The durability means you may never have to replace your roof again. The energy savings will be noticed year after year, and the peace of mind that comes from having a fire-resistant and weather-tight roof is invaluable. 

In addition, a snap lock metal roof can be installed over an existing roof in many cases, which saves on the cost and hassle of a tear-off, and keeps old roofing materials out of landfills. It’s a win-win for you and the environment. 


Choosing the Right Metal Roofing Contractor: 


When it comes to installing a snap lock metal roof system, the quality of the installation is just as important as the quality of the materials. With over 50 years in the roofing industry, we understand the intricacies of metal roofing systems. We’ve built our reputation on trust and the highest level of workmanship. It’s important to choose a contractor with a solid track record of successful metal roof installations. Look for a contractor who is licensed, insured, and willing to provide references. Remember, a metal roof is an investment in your home’s future, so make sure you’re entrusting it to the right hands. As you consider your roofing options, remember that a snap lock metal roof system offers a combination of durability, beauty, and efficiency that is hard to beat. It’s suited to the diverse New Jersey climate and can handle everything Mother Nature throws at it, all while enhancing the curb appeal and value of your home. We hope this conversation has shed some light on why we’re such strong advocates for snap lock roofing systems. If you’re looking to replace your roof and want a solution that will stand the test of time, give us a call. We’d be happy to guide you through the process, answer any questions, and ensure that your home is protected for years to come with a top-quality snap lock metal roof.