Standing seam metal roofs can be crafted in a variety of colors and materials. Lighter colors provide and added benefit of being cooler as they resist solar heat gain. Optimal materials for standing seam metal roofs are those that provide durability, corrosion resistance and longevity. Standing seam metal roof systems are available metals including aluminum, aluminum/zinc coated alloy, coated steel and copper. Choice of material is influenced by climate, aethetic and budget. Contact a CB Specialty Represenative to discuss your options.
A non-structural panel system uses two sections. One is the flat panel and the other is the batten or seam. The seam portion snaps into place over the clips protecting and concealing the fasteners. With the batten system, spacer clips and installed and locked into place. This type of standing seam metal roof must be installed over a solid substrate; it cannot be installed as a stand-alone or raised system. Tapered or curved panels are available upon request.
Continuous Seam Positive Locking:
The continuous standing seam metal roof design uses an integral seam. Each panel is designed to snap into place over the previous panel and then it is fastened with clips. No seam caps are required and this reduces the potential for any creeping of the seam. Continous seam systems can be directly fastened to a solid substrate. The positive locking installation reduces labor in the field.
Mechanically Seamed in the Field:
A standing seam metal roof system can be mechanically seamed in the field during installation. This system provides a variety of seam heights. Higher seams can add structural stability to the roofing system. Panels are installed with a fixed or sliding clip system. Sliding clips provide greater tolerance to temperature changes, as they slide during expansion and contraction. Mechanical seams done in the fiesl allow fro curves using radius formation.