Guest User
2/5/2002
I am a homeowniner in Florida, close to the ocean. We have a block home with a 2.5/12 pitch roof and are looking at a metal solution. Received a bid on 5V, and have heard that Standing Seam would be a MUCH better solution. Does anyone have some insight for me?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
2/10/2002
Because this is an industry-sponsored website and forum, I am uncomfrotable drawing direct comparisons between various products. However, most companies that manufacture 5-V Crimp also manufacture standing seam and will be glad to help you draw comparisons and decide what is best for you. Here are things to consider though. Fastening. 5-V Crimp has exposed fasteners which go directly through the metal panels, leaving no allowance for expansion and contraction. Most standing seam roofs have concealed fasteners and are secured using clips which allow the metal to expand and contract. Cost. Standing seam systems will typically be higher cost than 5-V. Paint System and Warranty. The coatings on metal roofing provide beauty and protection. You should analyze them a bit to make sure you're getting what you need. Appearance. Standing seam typically has a higher profile appearance. Roof Pitch. Make sure that, whatever system you choose, its manufacturer does approve its use for your roof pitch.
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