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Standing seam metal roofing is a popular type of roofing system that is commonly used on residential homes. Metal can be used to accent a roof or an entire roof system. Metal roofing installers are highly skilled professionals that have had years of training to master their craft. They have a skill set that a typical shingle roof installer does not possess. Standing seam metal is typically 3x’s the cost of a standard asphalt roof system. There are several reasons for this including but not limited to the labor of installation is more time consuming.
Also known as fastener flange or nail strip systems, these panels are directly fastened to the roof deck via a flange or strip with pre-punched holes. This system is more straightforward and less labor-intensive to install, but typically it’s less suitable for areas with high winds or severe weather.
These systems feature panels that are rolled to include a locking mechanism which snaps together. The snap-lock system does not require any special seaming tools and is suitable for roofs with a pitch of 3:12 or
This type of system requires a special seaming tool to join the panels together. There are two types of mechanical seams: single-lock (90-degree seam) and double-lock (180-degree seam). They are often used in regions with extreme weather due to their high resistance to wind uplift and water penetration. Mechanical seams are suitable for low-slope roofs.
Batten Panel Systems:
These systems include a metal cap that is installed over a seam that is between two metal panels. The cap can either be snapped over the seam (snap cap) or mechanically seamed. They can provide a distinctive appearance with the raised batten and are also effective at hiding the fasteners that secure the panels.
Symmetrical Panel Systems:
This system is designed so that the panels are symmetrical, which means they are the same on both sides of the seam. The advantage of this design is that panels can be replaced easily without disturbing adjacent panels, making repairs and modifications more efficient. Each of these systems can be made in a variety of materials, such as aluminum, copper, zinc, and steel (which can be galvanized, Galvalume coated, or weathering steel), and in various finishes and colors. The choice of the standing seam system depends on the specific requirements of the project, including the roof pitch, local climate, aesthetic preferences, and budget.
STANDARD PARTS OF A STANDING SEAM METAL ROOFING SYSTEM
Seam Clips: Seam clips are used to connect adjacent panels at the raised seams. They are typically made from the same material as the panels, or a slightly stronger metal. Seam clips are designed to securely hold the panels in place while allowing for thermal expansion and contraction. The seam clips are completely concealed and cannot be seen visually once the roof is installed.
Drip Edge on Eave Fascia:
Eave fascia trim is installed at the bottom of the roof and is designed to provide a finished appearance while also preventing water from entering the building. It typically extends beyond the edge of the roof and is designed to direct water away from the building.
Fasteners are used to secure the metal panels to the roof deck. They are typically made from stainless steel or other corrosion-resistant materials. Alte Exteriors utilizes fasteners exclusively designed to provide a secure, long-lasting connection between the panels and the roof deck.
Overall, standing seam metal roofing systems are known for their durability, resistance to the elements, and low maintenance requirements. Metal roofing is used throughout the entire United States of America and many other countries alike. Although Standing seam metal is a high cost option for a roof choice in New Jersey, it has become a popular choice among homeowners. The value added to the home by adding a custom feel is exactly what new homeowners are looking for in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Warren and Sussex Counties. This has also become a very popular choice for many Princeton, NJ homeowners as well. In the last 3 years Alte Exteriors has seen a 200% increase in Standing Seam Metal Roof Installations and continues to be the top choice for NJ Homeowners when choosing a quality driven, customer focused, and detail oriented roofing company.