Snap Lock Standing Seam
Snap lock standing seam is a modern interpretation of double lock standing seam. The ribs on each panel have a profile pre-bent in to them which allows the metal to “snap” together. Snap lock standing seam can be more economical than double lock standing seam while offering many of the same benefits. However snap lock standing seam does not allow for most of the complex details that are possible with double lock standing seam.
Double Lock Standing Seam
A Double lock standing seam is simply a way of joining two pieces of metal and is used throughout our society unknowingly by most people. For example traditional metal buckets utilize a double locked seam, certain car parts, washing machines, ect. Double lock standing seam roofing when installed with European guild approved details is unquestionably the best metal roof you can put on any structure. Weather you choose copper, stainless steel, painted steel, or zinc there is no beating a properly installed double lock standing seam roof.
Durability and Longevity: Standing seam roofs typically last between 120-1600 years depending on material selection and installation methods
Innovative design, leading edge installation methods, and top quality materials are what make our standing seam metal roofs the ultimate solution in permanent roofing.
When contemplating a metal roof for your home, be sure to think about these 3 crucial factors:
1. HIDDEN FASTENERS
Exposed fasteners are unquestionably the leading cause of metal roof failure. The rubber gaskets dry out and crack, friction from ice strips the paint off the screws after only a few years, and sometimes ice will even rip the screws out of their holes. Concealed fasteners don’t need the neoprene washers that wear out, because they are never exposed to the weather. Additionally, concealed fasteners, through clip design and sometimes panel design, allow for the thermal movement of the metal. The roof is held secure, but there are ways for it to float incrementally and move with temperature changes without anything breaking down or coming less weathertight with age.
- never exposed to weather – won’t wear out
- allow for natural thermal movement
- permanently weathertight
2. Material Selection
Material selection is one of the most critcal aspects in ensuring the longevity of your roof. Be Sure you choose a thick steel such as 24G, 22G, or Copper / Stainless Steel if you can afford it.
Return On Investment: A standing seam metal roof is like a long term savings plan. Over time your property/home will realize exponential savings
3. Proper Installation
Traditional double lock standing seam is one of the hardest materials to properly install in all of roofing. A “properly” installed double lock standing seam roof means that all the aspects are double locked together and there are no weak points. For example a ridge cap installed with exposed fasteners on a double lock standing seam roof will dramatically shorten the life span of the roof and in a sense ruins you investment. A properly installed double lock standing seam roof can last for hundreds of years or even centuries because the various architectural details are solved without compromising the double lock joinery, meaning the roof will only fail once the raw material rusts through or is otherwise destroyed .
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