Standing-Seam Roofing Has Many Advantages
In a metal standing seam roof, also known as a seamed metal roof, the seam is clearly visible and runs vertically from the panel’s flat surface. Standing seam metal roofs are popular in both commercial and residential settings due to the added rigidity and support that their seams provide.
Standing seam metal roofing’s concealed fastener system is a major selling point. Fastener problems are uncommon on a standing seam roof because they typically employ a hidden fastener system. The ability to incorporate solar and snow retention features during the design process is another major advantage of a standing seam roof. Standing seam roof panels are popular among those who want to add solar panels or snow retention systems to their metal roofs because of their high performance.
Contrasting Hidden and Visible Bolts and Nuts
The clips, screws, or nails used to install a standing seam metal roof are typically not visible once the roof is finished being installed. Advantages of hidden fasteners over exposed ones include not exposing the fastener to the elements and not having to drill holes in the standing seam metal panel. More protection from the elements, less upkeep, and a more visually pleasing roof are the usual results.
Choices for a Seamless Roof
When it comes to standing seam roofing panels, Bridger Steel provides three main options, each with a few subtle distinctions based on the intended use. Standing seam roofs from our Mechanically Locking Series are some of our strongest and most durable panels. Both the 2″ Mechanical Lock Roofing Panel and the 1″ Mechanical Lock Roofing Panel are great options for residential metal standing seam roofs, but the 2″ Mechanical Lock Panel is a better fit for commercial buildings. For standing seam roofing, both commercial and residential clients favor the Tru Snap Series as an alternative to the traditional mechanically seamed panel.
Our Nail Strip products are designed to be quickly and easily installed while still providing the long, aesthetically pleasing lines and reliable protection of a standing seam roof. There is a new kind of standing seam roofing panel that allows for a discrete row of fasteners to be installed in the seams between individual panels during assembly. This method makes these panels one of our top picks for DIY standing seam metal roofs.
Standing Seam Metal Roof with Rust
The long lines and lovely patina of a weathering steel standing seam roof are making it a popular choice for both traditional mountain homes and cutting-edge urban structures. Standing seam metal roofing with a natural patina finish is a popular choice for both main and secondary roofs in residential construction. Standing seam metal roofs made from steel that has been weathered take on an entirely new look and feel while still maintaining the unmatched longevity and durability of metal roofs.