Flat Seam Metal Roof

Flat Seam Metal Roof

What is Flat Seam Metal Roofing? Flat seam metal roofing refers to the joining of metal panels that are folded one over the other progressively, and hammered down to form a flat seam. Most commonly used on low slope and flat roof surfaces, flat seam metal roofing is fully soldered at the seams to provide a weather tight joint. Flat seam metal roofing can also be used on curved surfaces such as curves and vaults, and are usually made mostly of copper. The flat seam metal roof is so popular that it has been found on buildings dating back as far as 3000BC, and today covers a large majority of houses and buildings across America. Advantages of a Flat Seam Metal Roof A standing seam metal roof has one of the lowest life cycle costs available on the market, and will typically last up to 20 years with no maintenance at all. One of the primary advantages of a standing seam metal roof is its resistance to all kinds of weathering, and the mechanical seamer used to crimp panels together allows for a puncture resistant watertight seal. Concealed expansion clip fasteners are used on the panels, to allow them to move during thermal contraction and expansion, and thus eliminate the need for screw penetrations which are a common source for leaks. A standing seam metal roof can also be installed directly onto an existing roof, which saves times and money during construction and reduces the amount of waste in landfills. Flat seam metal roofs are made usually from recycled metal components, and are environmentally friendly due to their energy efficiency. A flat seam metal roof also exhibits high reflectability of the sun
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Flat Seam Metal Roof

Flat seam metal roofing refers to the joining of metal panels that are folded one over the other progressively, and hammered down to form a flat seam. Most commonly used on low slope and flat roof surfaces, flat seam metal roofing is fully soldered at the seams to provide a weather tight joint. Flat seam metal roofing can also be used on curved surfaces such as curves and vaults, and are usually made mostly of copper. The flat seam metal roof is so popular that it has been found on buildings dating back as far as 3000BC, and today covers a large majority of houses and buildings across America.
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Flat Seam Metal Roof

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A standing seam metal roof can also be installed directly onto an existing roof, which saves times and money during construction and reduces the amount of waste in landfills. Flat seam metal roofs are made usually from recycled metal components, and are environmentally friendly due to their energy efficiency. A flat seam metal roof also exhibits high reflectability of the sun
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A standing seam metal roof has one of the lowest life cycle costs available on the market, and will typically last up to 20 years with no maintenance at all. One of the primary advantages of a standing seam metal roof is its resistance to all kinds of weathering, and the mechanical seamer used to crimp panels together allows for a puncture resistant watertight seal. Concealed expansion clip fasteners are used on the panels, to allow them to move during thermal contraction and expansion, and thus eliminate the need for screw penetrations which are a common source for leaks.
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NEWS FROM THE METAL ROOFING INDUSTRY Only a double-lock metal roof will suffice for Florida county building The new 63,500 sq. ft. administration center for Okaloosa County, Fla., replaces an outdated courthouse annex complex in Shalimar, Fla. Initially, DAG Architects in Destin, Fla., and its design-build partner Lord & Son Construction were hired to renovate the annex to bring it up to code compliance and improve security. However, after a detailed evaluation, Read More Combination of corrugated, composite metal panels creates high-tech façade The new Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Md., preserves and interprets the Patuxent River Naval Air Base’s history and heritage of advancing U.S. Naval aviation technology. The 22,000-sq.-ft. museum is the repository of artifacts, photographs, documents and related heritage memorabilia from Patuxent River and other naval stations. The facility is dedicated to Read More School’s architectural connection to the outdoors is topped with a metal roof Indian Springs School’s recent Campus Master Plan identified the need to replace or modernize the many aging cinderblock classrooms that dated back to 1952 when the independent day and boarding school opened its doors. Located on 350 acres in the wooded hills south of Birmingham, Ala., the school enrolls 280 students in grades 8-12. Phase Read More Student housing’s slick design achieved with metal flush panels The new 650 Lincoln residence on the campus of University of South Carolina in Columbia offers upper classmen an apartment-style housing option. The private, two-phase project includes two separate buildings that offer a combined total of 412,000 sq. ft. of space to house nearly 900 students in fully furnished one- to four-bedroom units. Residential amenities Read More Seven new metal wall panels add visual depth to building exteriors Petersen expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline wall panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in commercial, institutional, residential or many other applications. The new Highline panels are 1 3/8-in. deep, resulting in dramatic building exteriors Read More
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The Berridge Tee-Panel standing seam metal roofing system has a Snap-On seam cap with Berridge’s patented Vinyl Weatherseal. It has a 12-3/4″ exposure with a 1″ seam height and is ideal for residential or light commercial applications. Berridge Tee-Panel can be formed straight, convex or concave curved, tapered, or compound curved for dome applications. It can also be site-formed using Berridge’s SS-14, SL-24, or SL-1 portable roll formers.
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Only a double-lock metal roof will suffice for Florida county building The new 63,500 sq. ft. administration center for Okaloosa County, Fla., replaces an outdated courthouse annex complex in Shalimar, Fla. Initially, DAG Architects in Destin, Fla., and its design-build partner Lord & Son Construction were hired to renovate the annex to bring it up to code compliance and improve security. However, after a detailed evaluation, Read More Combination of corrugated, composite metal panels creates high-tech façade The new Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Md., preserves and interprets the Patuxent River Naval Air Base’s history and heritage of advancing U.S. Naval aviation technology. The 22,000-sq.-ft. museum is the repository of artifacts, photographs, documents and related heritage memorabilia from Patuxent River and other naval stations. The facility is dedicated to Read More School’s architectural connection to the outdoors is topped with a metal roof Indian Springs School’s recent Campus Master Plan identified the need to replace or modernize the many aging cinderblock classrooms that dated back to 1952 when the independent day and boarding school opened its doors. Located on 350 acres in the wooded hills south of Birmingham, Ala., the school enrolls 280 students in grades 8-12. Phase Read More Student housing’s slick design achieved with metal flush panels The new 650 Lincoln residence on the campus of University of South Carolina in Columbia offers upper classmen an apartment-style housing option. The private, two-phase project includes two separate buildings that offer a combined total of 412,000 sq. ft. of space to house nearly 900 students in fully furnished one- to four-bedroom units. Residential amenities Read More Seven new metal wall panels add visual depth to building exteriors Petersen expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline wall panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in commercial, institutional, residential or many other applications. The new Highline panels are 1 3/8-in. deep, resulting in dramatic building exteriors Read More
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Originally, metal roofs were made of corrugated galvanized steel: a wrought iron–steel sheet was coated with zinc and then roll-formed into corrugated sheets. Another approach is to blend zinc, aluminum, and silicon-coated steel. These products are sold under various trade names like “Zincalume” or “Galvalume”. The surface may display the raw zinc finish, or it may be used as a base metal under factory-coated colors. Another metal roofing product comes in a rolled form of various widths of so-called standing seam metal. The material is “seamed” together using a special seaming tool that is run vertically up the panel to seal the joints and prevent water intrusion.