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Hi. I recently had an extensive repair to my metal roof. The appearance of the seams does not match the smooth seams of the existing roof the first 3 seams on the left side) . The contractor says it is within industry standards and is due to the clips that are held in the seams. It was mechanically seamed with a motorized tool.
This is very visible from the ground. Does this look OK?
You hope, in that situation, that the roof contractor would use the same type of seaming tool as before. Fundamentally, there is probably nothing wrong with the roof, but your visual concerns are justified.
May be difficult to see so I have added a closeup.
Thanks for your reply Eric. I believe it was the same seaming tool, "robot" they called it.
It is 2/12 slope and they did not use seam sealant. Is there a good way to test the water tightness of the seams besides waiting for a heavy rain?
That, in no way, appears to be robotically seamed.
A proper double lock standing seam roof is more than suitable for a 2:12 pitch and would not normally require seam sealant.
Thanks again for your reply. I was inside when they did it and could hear the machine moving down the roof, though I must admit it looks like hand crimped! The roofer says the clips cause the bumps...
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