Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing Seam Metal Roof is a covered bar Roofing System that emphasizes vertical or trapezoidal columns with a space between them. It is often known as “Commercial Roofing,” or “Agricultural Panel Roofing,” or even “Barn Roofing,” 

This type of roofing system is one of the most durable that endures weather changing system available in the business. These roofs give you protection and endurance for which metal is known. 

You probably will pay extra for a Standing Seam Metal Roof when compared with asphalt shingles or corrugated metal roofing. However, the Standing seam metal roof systems also last longer than asphalt tile roofs, grant more protection from natural elements, and are more energy-efficient. The aesthetics are great too!

As long as you have a good and trustworthy Roofing Company like Palmettos Roofers to install them, and your attic is appropriately ventilated, you will probably get at least 30 years out of your Standing Seam Metal Roof. 

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Types of Standing Seam

  • Through Fastened Standing Seam
  • Nail Hem Standing Seam
  • ClickLock – Concealed Fastener Standing Seam

If you want a metal roof with a conventional look, ClickLock is the one. It’s’ made of stainless fastening clips and screws ensuring strong and permanent attachment with minimal chances of expansion and contraction. 

When you choose Palmettos Roofers to help you with your roof, we will help you including in the “choosing manufactures” part, since unknowing contractors may utilize low-quality, cheap metal never designed for domestic purposes.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing Explained

“We’re going to talk about standing seam metal roofing. Metal roofing can be a multitude of things from metal shingles, there’s metal roofing tiles, and then there’s your typical or most common two styles, which is barn metal, which is also galvalume, corrugated style screw down metal. You see that very often in the residential world. It’s fairly inexpensive for metal. And then you have mechanical fasteners, screws with grommets and they’re exposed, but the other style is standing seam metal. There are types of standing seam metal where you have exposed screws. We don’t do those styles very often. We try to avoid that. We really prefer the standing seam metal because the fasteners are hidden. The way that happens is the fastener is actually under the metal and then you create a mechanical fastening element with the metal. You roll form it.

So we’ll talk about it a little bit. What is standing seam metal? It’s a concealed fastener metal panel system, right? Has vertical legs on it and then a broad flat area, 12 to 16 inches wide with up to a two-inch tall leg for your standing seam. So it’s very common, and you’ve probably seen it on commercial buildings, schools, apartment complexes, but we actually do a fair amount of these at Palmetto Roofers on residential roofs as well. It’s fairly expensive, but the coastal regions, Charleston is a big, big, big user of standing seam metal on residences, as well as Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach even, because it’s impervious to the wind, fire, rain. Occasionally you’ll get, if you get some really good hail, I mean, it has to be really good hail to put some dents in it, or a tree or something could poke a hole in it.

But for the most part, standing seam is pretty indestructible and most of it comes with a 50-year warranty, again, so it’s a great roofing system. But basically, these vertical legs are the fastening flange of the metal roofing system and standing seam. So you don’t have all those ugly screw heads. And plus it allows for less opportunity for leaks because the water has a hard time getting in because that standing seam is two inches above where the rain’s running down the roof typically. So there’s a couple different types of profiles when it comes to standing seam. You have a snap lock system, mechanical seam. There’s some guys that do the batten panel. We don’t do a lot of batten panel in our area. Then of course, there’s that nail fastener flange side, which we try to stay away from.

Occasionally, you have to get into that, but our preferred method is the mechanical seam. So we’re going to talk a little bit about the mechanical seam. Basically, when we do the mechanical seam, you can make these panels in your shop and send them to the job. But what we prefer to do is actually make them onsite. So we run the panels to link as needed. We fold under the double folds, and then we send them up on the roof and we do typically a double lock system. We do offer the single lock. Again, it’s an application thing, but we tend to do mostly a double lock system, which is a 180-degree seam. Basically, it’s just the two folded seam. The double lock is really good for low slope, which we have a lot of here in the South. Most of the time, if you have a very steep pitch, it’s solely decorative in the South.

We’re not trying to shift snow and stuff like up North. So we tend to do a double lock system, which works great for a lot of those 212, 112, really low, flat coastal roofs. Actually, the two-inch double lock profile, we can go down to a one half 12-pitch, damn near flat roof and we can actually do the one and a half inch double lock as well, down to a 112, and then we’ll put some inseam sealant and stuff, you know? So again, it’s custom fit to whatever you need, but I would highly recommend standing seam metal for any type of application that you’re trying to get a very, very, sturdy roof, something that you can depend on for years to come. If it’s a rental property, an apartment complex, a school, or even your personal residence, it’s a very, very, very, very, very efficient system. So we typically put them on, double lock panels, they’re very labor intensive. But man, once they’re on, they look great.

Now, if you’re interested in having a standing seam metal roof quote, we are happy to work with you. You can reach out to us at our website, palmettoroofers.com. You can call us in on the phone number that’s listed in the contact sections. You can email us at palmettoroofers@gmail.com or sales@palmettoroofers.com. We’d be happy to get in touch with you. Fill out the form on the website. That’s honestly the easiest way to get in touch with us. We’ll send someone out, take a look at it, and we’ll build a custom roof solution specifically for your needs. We can utilize the standing seam metal.

We’ll show you a plethora of color options, profile options, and try to find the thing that works best for you. The most important factor is what style are we going to pick to meet your needs in terms of the pitch of your roof, the area of the state that you’re in, what kind of winds you’re seeing in those areas, what kind of rain loads you get? Different things, but basically standing seam metal is hands down one of our absolute favorite styles of roof. We’re really, really good at it. We specialize in standing seam metal and we would love to help you, no matter how big or small your standing seam project is.”