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!
Snap Lock Roof Installation Process:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.