A standing seam metal roof has become one of the most popular metal roof types used in residential homes. It features a modern look that suits various styles, and it has incredible strength and durability to protect your home and last a long time.
Much like James Hardie siding products, a standing seam metal roof comes in different profiles. Precision #1 Contractors Inc. shares the five most popular standing seam metal roof profiles below.
Mechanical Lock Profile
Mechanical lock profile roof panels consist of a male edge and an opposite female edge. They are fastened to the roof deck using a mechanical lock clip, which securely attaches the male edge to the roof. Furthermore, in this type of standing seam metal roof profile, a mechanical seamer is required to complete the seam. Roof panels with mechanical locks usually take more time and effort to install, but they are definitely worthwhile since they last longer and perform better in cold weather.
Batten Panel Profile
Standing seam batten panels are designed to imitate the older batten roof style. They are joined together at a fixed point where they are fastened and seamed together. These metal panels do not have male and female edges since both edges are made with a perpendicular leg. The legs are then placed side by side and fastened to the roof deck using a clip. To create and secure the seam, a metal cap is typically added over the perpendicular legs. Your siding contractor might suggest this type of standing seam metal roof profile if your home has a contemporary design.
The snap-lock profile does not require special tools to join or crimp the seams, so this has really become a popular option for standing seam roofs. In this type of standing seam roof profile, the metal panels are roll-formed with one edge featuring a male attachment and the other end a female attachment. A separate snap-lock clip is used to secure these panels to the roof deck. While snap-lock panels can be installed quickly, it’s important to note that this type of profile is not suited for low-sloped roofs. Typically, it requires a minimum of a 3/12 roof pitch.
Nail Flange Profile
Nail flange or fastener flange consists of panels with both a male and female end, which are designed to snap together. Much like the snap-lock profile, the nail flange profile also promises faster installation because of the snapping edges. However, it does not make use of clips to attach the panels to the roof deck. The panels have cutouts that enable them to attach directly to the roof.
Precision #1 Contractors Inc. has several years of experience in various home improvement projects. From stucco repair to roof replacement, we can handle the job professionally and ensure customer satisfaction. Call us at (215) 364-5115 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.