is flashing installed on top of standing seam correct practice?

Guest User
12/30/2008
This new metal roof installation has flashing that is bent over a standing seam and screwed into place on top of the seam. This causes the seam on the metal roofing above it to be spread apart due to the extra thickness of metal over the seam. The result looks very rough to my eye. Is this acceptable practice for a new roof installation on new house construction? Thanks.
Guest User
12/30/2008
I would not except that as finished product under any circumstances.
Guest User
12/30/2008
Are you not concerned of the color? Did he say he was a butcher or a metal roof professional?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
12/30/2008
No, my guess is that this would not meet manufacturer recommended installation procedures.
Guest User
12/30/2008
The flashing on the metal roofs of several other houses in the same development were mostly galvanized tin. Only one house with a really dark roof appears to have flashing that is the same color as the roofing (or was painted to look dark, hard to tell from the street). Given that it is flashing, the color mismatch didn't appear to be as big a deal as the installation issues. I'd prefer that they use the same color as the metal roofing, but I understand that flashing is typically galvanized tin. The part that bothers me the most is the width of the flashing and the crimping of the flashing over the standing seam. It looks really lousy, and I was wondering if there were any standards for metal roof installation that had anything to say about whether it was acceptable to have flashing bent over the standing seam like that. I agree that the finished product is unacceptable just from the way it looks, and I have made that clear to the builder.
Guest User
12/30/2008
Thanks. That gives me a place to start. I'll find out who the manufacturer is and see if I can get hold of their installation procedures.
Guest User
12/31/2008
Charles we always custom bend flashing to match the exact color. This is done by ordering flat sheets and bending them ourselves our custom ordering trim from our local roll former (ALL METAL WORKS) to fit exactly the way we need and the exact color we need. What you have is not acceptable im sorry.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
1/2/2009
Thanks
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