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There are 3 types of standing seam metal roofing panels and all of them are a concealed fastener system. This means that the fasteners on each metal panel are not visible or exposed to the weather. Concealed fastener panels are more weather-tight and expensive when compared to exposed fastener panels.
This is the most weather-tight style of standing seam metal roofing. It's ideal for very low sloped roofs with a pitch as low as .5" to 1":12". It's a difficult panel to install and is rarely installed by DIY roofers.
This type of standing seam panel is the best all-around solution when you consider the performance of the panel, cost, and ease of installation.
Nail strip roofing panels are a snap lock system that uses screws and does not have clips. The male flange has one inch slots that are spaced 6 inches apart and fastened directly to the roof deck.
You sacrifice a lot of performance when you eliminate the clips. It's slightly less expensive and a little easier to install, but it's inferior to MS2® or Western Lock®
At Western States Metal Roofing, we're often asked a number of questions related to standing seam metal.
A standing seam metal roofing system will cost about twice as much as corrugated metal roofing.
The vast majority of standing seam metal roofing jobs are 24 gauge steel. It’s a premium roofing system that’s expected to last 40 plus years. The components must be designed to work as a whole. Standing seam roofing panels are the most expensive panels and use the best paint system. It wouldn’t make sense to use a light gauge steel for minimal savings and lesser performance.
The biggest difference between these two classic metal roofing systems is the method of attachment. Standing seam panels are a concealed fastener system which means the fasteners don’t penetrate the face of the panel during installation and they’re not visible. Corrugated panels are an exposed fastener panel, meaning that you need to drill a screw hole through the panel to fasten it to the structure.
Have you ever seen a metal roofing material that looked like it was wrinkled? This is known as oil canning and it's common on standing seam metal roofs.
Oil canning on a standing seam metal panel is an aesthetic issue only. Striations, stiffening ribs, and clip relief can disguise the appearance of oil canning on your metal roofing panels.
Standing seam metal roofing has a flat area in the middle and raised vertical seams at both ends. It's a concealed fastener system, meaning that the fasteners are not visible or exposed to the weather. It's water-tight and long lasting, but it's also an expensive panel system.
Snap Lock is a concealed fastener standing seam metal roofing that has a male and female leg that snaps together. It's available as a clip fastened or nail flange fastened panel.
A metal roof installation for standing seam panels is a detailed process. To help make it easier, we have created a video series that goes over how to do each step of a standing seam roof installation to guide you through the process.
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