Guest User
10/4/2007
I am building a new house with standing seam roof. There seem to be 3 types: One with screws showing. One that clips together after being precut hiding the screw. One that comes on a roll and is installed with a machine locking the pieces together. I believe that the 1st is the least expensive and the last the most expensive . What are other issues I need to know about the difference?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
10/5/2007
Generally, you have her down here but actually options 2 and 3 can overlap some. Knowing about paint finishes is important. I have some info I can send if you email me at [email protected]
Brian Selig
Architectural Building Components Metal Roof and Wall Panels
10/24/2007
What are other issues I need to know about the difference? Picking the product is easy. Most manufacturers tell you in their literature what the best product is for your roof conditions. The hard part is finding a quality installer. How do you know? Ask for referrals in your area and go look those roofs. standing seam panel manufacturers can steer you to a good pool. A poorly installed metal roof will leak until it blows off. More often than not, the trim is the place where failure occurs.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
10/24/2007
Brian's points are valid.
Steve Giles
12/5/2007
can you explain the differences, advantage / disadvantage, cost, etc. of a Standing Seam vs. a 5-v Crimp? Thanks
Brian Selig
Architectural Building Components Metal Roof and Wall Panels
12/7/2007
5V Crimp is an exposed fastener assembly. The V's function to create channels to direct water to the eave, the the panel is fastened down in those same channels. Because you are making holes in the roof panel, you are creating maintenance and leak opportunities. Standing seam uses clips at the seams. The clips, using hidden fasteners, secure the panels down. I've attached a data sheet of a standing seam panel for example purposes. This one is a snaplock profile. I hope this helps.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
12/9/2007
Thanks Brian.
Guest User
5/12/2008
The roof that has screws that show have rubber grommets. I am concerned that given time the grommets will disenergrate and then the metal roof will leak where the screws go in.??
Ken Buchinger
NCI Building Systems, Inc.
5/13/2008
The rubber washers may have their edges exposed, but the main part of the washer is protected from the weather by the metal portion of the washer or screw head. I have a metal roof that is 32 years old and does not leak. It has the original screws in it. It's probably going to outlast me.
Guest User
8/3/2008
do you have a picture of the standing seam with the screws. I understand this is less expensive but I cannot find a picture of it. thanks
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
8/9/2008
Look in the gallery on this website under, I believe, Vertical Seam panels and then Through Fastened panels.
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