Guest User
1/5/2005
Is there any advantage in a "standing seam" -meaning that the screws are hidden- other than design? We are not sure that it's worth the extra money and time. Thank you.
Guest User
1/6/2005
Most standing seam systems are fastened in a way which allows for expansion and contraction of the metal. This is not the case with through-fastened products. Additionally, standing seams have a raised point of interlock, rather than just a surface overlap. And, of course, they do not have fasteners and holes through the panels exposed to the weather. Base metal and coating are also important. Ask if the panels you're considering meet MCA Certified Premium requirements. If your contractor or manufacturer has never heard of this, I strongly suggest finding someone else to work with. Unfortunatly, this forum is full of postings from homeowners who bought products not intended for residential use or who worked with contractors who didn't really know what they were doing. I don't like that.
Guest User
7/24/2008
I e-mailed you directly and then found this forum. I have the same question as this person. There is a lot of added expense to go with standing seam metal roof. We have had a tin roof for over 20 years and it was here when we bought the house. We don't have leaks so is the standing seam REALLY worth thousands of dollars more?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/31/2008
Properly installed, it can be a fine roof. In many cases, I might take a hard look at the quality of the base metal and the coating as well as the profile / fastening method.
R.A. Knowlton
CIT and Author
1/30/2009
You must also consider the pitch of the roof. A steep pitch, 12/12 will allow the water to run off quickly where a shallow pitch 3/12 will let the water run off slowly. The 3/12 pitch will always leak first. The problem with the cheaper roofing panels is the fasteners. The neoprene grommets tend to wear out in seven to fifteen years depending on the climate. After the neoprene is gone you get leaks. There is a product that is in between these two extremes. Side Lock Standing Seam. With this product you get hidden fasteners and the cost is much less that typical standing seam.
Guest User
1/31/2009
7 years? where do you get this info. sfs intec has a fine screw/washer system. please tell me where you get 7 years out of a 40 yr system. thanks.
Guest User
1/31/2009
The neoprene washers on some screws do deteriorate quite rapidly. There are also some very good screws out there. Our experience is that if you run out of screws on a job and need just a few, don't go to Lowe's or Home Depot to get them to finish. Get the good ones from Atas or some of the decent manufacturer's. The deficient fasteners are difficult to fasten, even lightly without the neoprene tearing. The neoprene on these screws, after just a few years, deteriorates to a rubber powder. And 7 years is probably the max for them. DLC you are blessed if you haven't ever gotten a hold of some of the bad ones, and there are no neoprene seals that last 40 years.
Guest User
2/1/2009
Wade I always use and sell value instead of price. I also see alot of buildings that are 40 plus years with no leaks or problems with low sloped roofs. In my opion the extra money for a standing seam roof is well worth the extra money. I always say pick the color you like your going to have it for a long time
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
2/1/2009
Thanks all
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