Double lock standing seam metal roofing is a durable and versatile roofing system that utilizes interlocking panels to create a seamless, watertight seal.
Standing seam roofs are the most common metal roofs. This is due to its quality, design and availability all over Canada and the United States to roofing installers and because of easy access to metal materials.
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Metal roofing can also increase the resale value of your home. Homeowners who invest in metal roofing get a return on investment which is dependent on their home’s resale value. A long lasting roof becomes the economic choice over the long term life-span of the home based on inflation and replacement costs.
Metal roofing can also lower your insurance rates and save you money because of its fire resistance. Metal roofs boast a contemporary style, extensive warranties and are very durable. Even in extreme conditions such as fire, heavy snow and hail; metal roofs are extremely protective of your home and investment. It takes an advanced knowledge to properly install metal roofs and we pride ourselves on constantly striving to be the very best in Canada.
Double lock standing seam metal roofing is the best type of metal roof that exists.
Double Lock Standing Seam
Double lock standing seam metal roofing is the best type of metal roof that exists. A double lock seam is a historic joinery method to lock two pieces of materials together. Long before solder or welding were ever invented, guild member tins smiths would travel from country to country throughout western Europe fastening metal buckets, cups, and castle roof flashings. Utilizing techniques similar to origami, ancient craftsmen discovered the various methodology and knowledge required to fold metal together in ways that allowed the metal to fold around complex shapes by joining different pieces of metal together using various types of folds and locks.
Today these historic techniques are referred to by craftsmen from around the world as “traditional double lock standing seam methods” or “European Guild approved double lock standing seam methods”. Although old, these methods of joining metal together remain far superior to any methodologies which relies on caulking, solder, or petrochemical sealants. One of the main benefits of double lock standing seam technology is that it allows for the expansion and contraction of the metal, because the seams can “breathe”. This means that if thick copper sheets are used, the roof can last for over 600 years!. For example, the copper roof of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Hildesheim was installed in 1280 A.D., and survived until its destruction due to bombings in World War II; which is an impressive 662 years.
Merlin’s Roofing Co. studies these ancient techniques which have been perfected and improved upon over the last millennium. European Guild techniques are now taught by various masters throughout the world. Merlin’s Roofing Co. works closely with the foremost master/expert in Canada, Peter Steetz from Steetz Copper craft, as well as various European masters from around the world including Russia, Sweden, Germany, and more via the internet. We are constantly studying to improve our techniques so that we can be leaders in bringing sustainable, environmentally friendly, roofing solutions for the full life-span of the structures they protect. Merlin’s Roofing Co. manufactures and installs standing seam panels for all types of materials, including steel and copper.