Seamless Metal Roof

Seamless Metal Roof

Colors See your roof in ClickLock Standing Seam! ClickLock is Certified ‘Premium’ under the Metal Construction Association Certified Roofing Panels program Not Sure Standing Seam Is The Look You Want? At Classic Metal Roofing Systems, we hear from thousands of homeowners each year who want the durability and added value that a metal roof provides but they don’t want their home’s roof to look like one on a barn or shopping center. We understand their feelings completely. That’s why, even though we produce the best standing seam available with ClickLock, our real passion lies with metal roofing products that have unique and special beauty to complement any home design. This is why we have engineered products like Rustic Shingle, Country Manor Shake, and Oxford Shingle. These products provide all the benefits of metal roofing but with the beauty of traditional residential roofing products like dimensional shingles, slate, and wood shakes. Homeowners Associations and Architectural Review Boards love our shingle, slate, and shake products. They want to allow their residents to enjoy the added property value that a metal roof provides, but they don’t want to diminish the aesthetics of their communities with roof styles more commonly seen in agricultural and commercial applications. And, once they find out that the cost of beautiful products like Rustic Shingle or Oxford Shingle and Country Manor Shake is actually often less than that of a quality standing seam, their excitement only grows. Whether you want a traditional metal roof look (which can work great especially in a rural setting!) or a look that fits well with the other homes in your neighborhood, Classic Metal Roofing Systems has you covered with the best that’s available in today’s metal roofing industry.

Seamless Metal Roof

Dutch Seam A structural continuous standing seam metal roof panel with an integral seam. Dutch Seam Information Eco-Seam An economical, one-piece, positive-interlocking, standing seam metal roof panel. There are no extra caps, strips, or clips needed. Eco-Seam Information 2 3/8″ Field-Lok Offered in many different seam heights, the Field-Lok is a standing seam metal roof system that must be mechanically seamed in the field. Capabilities and options vary by seam height. 2″ Field-Lok Information 1 1/2″ Field-Lok Offered in many different seam heights, the Field-Lok is a standing seam metal roof system that must be mechanically seamed in the field. Capabilities and options vary by seam height. 1″ Field-Lok Information PC System A non-structural standing seam metal roof where the seam is snapped over the clips and fasteners, concealing the fastening system. PC System Information

Seamless Metal Roof

When most homeowners begin thinking about a metal roof, all they can envision are the roofs they have seen on barns and commercial buildings. Those types of metal roofs typically have panels that run vertically up the roof. These types of metal panel roofs are called “Standing Seam” because their prominent visual feature is the raised interlocking seam which joins one panel to the next. Often called “commercial roofing,” or “agricultural panel roofing,” or even “barn roofing,” these products do provide the great protection and durability for which metal is known. Classic’s ClickLock Standing Seam provides the look of the products that you see everywhere on restaurants and farm outbuildings.

Seamless Metal Roof

At Classic Metal Roofing Systems, we hear from thousands of homeowners each year who want the durability and added value that a metal roof provides but they don’t want their home’s roof to look like one on a barn or shopping center. We understand their feelings completely. That’s why, even though we produce the best standing seam available with ClickLock, our real passion lies with metal roofing products that have unique and special beauty to complement any home design. This is why we have engineered products like Rustic Shingle, Country Manor Shake, and Oxford Shingle. These products provide all the benefits of metal roofing but with the beauty of traditional residential roofing products like dimensional shingles, slate, and wood shakes.

Seamless Metal Roof

Standing seam roofs are generally made from thicker grades of steel than corrugated steel roofs. While many corrugated steel roofs are made using a very thin 29 gauge steel, a minimum of 26 gauge G-90 galvanized steel or more commonly galvalume steel (better) is used for manufacturing of standing seam metal panels. A 24 and 22 gauge steel can also be used for residential and commercial styles including architectural (requiring a roof deck) and structural (requiring a suitable roof frame only) profiles. A mid-panel stiffening technique is sometimes employed by the sheet metal fabricators, suppliers and manufacturers for a 16 inch and wider standing seam panels in order to prevent “oil canning” of the panels. A metal coil from which standing seam panels are manufactured is usually factory painted with a high-end Kynar 500 paint finish. — this is unlike its close cousins corrugated and ribbed metal roofs (featuring exposed fasteners) that are often painted with cheaper, acrylic paints.

Seamless Metal Roof

Metal roofing is considered a “cool roof” material by the United States EPA. No matter what color the roof is, it will reflect solar heat and prevent heat gain in the summer. This is ideal for warm climates as it can reduce the cost of air conditioning. Of course, painting the roof a lighter color will produce a better result. Standing seam metal roofing can withstand a beating from violent winds and rain. It is fireproof and resistant to mold, water damage and other environmental concerns that plague homeowners. It also easily sheds snow and ice. Warranties are generally 50 years to life.

Seamless Metal Roof

All metals were not created equal. Besides the type of metal you buy, the gauge, or thickness of the metal, will affect the bottom line. A 29 gauge is the minimum recommended gauge for homeowners. The smaller the number, the thicker the metal. Overall, the gauge will not change the overall price too much, but it’s something to consider before installing a standing seam metal roof.

Seamless Metal Roof

As you have hopefully seen from other roofs, all standing seam metal roofs do not look the same. That’s because they have different coatings. In fact, metal roof coatings protect the roof from “chalking,” a white, ugly haze.

To no surprise, roof installation is no easy task. It involves a lot of heavy lifting, roofing experience and working from compromised positions. After all, you can’t fall 12 feet while putting up a picture frame or reglazing your bathtub. In addition, since most metal roofs come in 1-2’ panels, they can be heavy for some. Overall, your safety can be compromised if you don’t know what you’re doing. Therefore, we highly recommend you let the pros install your standing seam metal roof.

Standing seam metal roofing is an increasingly affordable premium alternative to asphalt shingles for many homes across the country. It provides durable protection, long-lasting stability and a variety of aesthetic options for homeowners. Standing seam metal roofing has a distinct appearance due to its construction, and it is ideal for humid and high-heat environments because of its protective properties. Continue reading to see all the costs that come with standing seam metal roofing and once you’re ready to change your roof, ImproveNet can connect you with a local roofing contractor.

Standing seam is a metal roofing system featuring vertical metal panels running from the ridge of the roof all the way down to the eaves. The upturned edge of a metal panel connecting it to the adjacent panel creates a distinctive vertical line known as a standing seam, which gives this system its characteristic, trendy, modern look.

Standing seam metal roofs generally cost 25% to 35% more to install than metal shingles. This is largely attributed to a more tedious labor necessary to install a standing seam. In terms of performance, there is no significant difference between the two systems, however the quality of your installation and strict adherence to your system’s manufacturer’s specifications is by far the single most important factor determining longevity and performance of any residential or commercial, high-end metal roof.

It’s true that you can also buy prefabricated standing seam metal panels at Lowe’s or Home Depot for about $2.00 per sq. ft., but those panels will be limited to standard lengths, colors, and will normally be made out of low-end, thin (26 gauge) galvanized steel, not Galvalume. For high-end residential metal roof installations, you should aim for 24 or 22 gauge (smaller number for gauge is better — the smaller the number, the thicker the panel) Galvalume steel (better quality, zinc-aluminum coating — Galvanized steel is coated with zinc — Galvalume steel will perform better and longer than galvanized steel) or aluminum panels finished with Kynar 500 paint. Note: Never buy low cost metal panels finished with acrylic paint for residential applications. — Unlike, Kynar 500 finish, acrylic paint will peel and fade.
Seamless Metal Roof

Homeowners Associations and Architectural Review Boards love our shingle, slate, and shake products. They want to allow their residents to enjoy the added property value that a metal roof provides, but they don’t want to diminish the aesthetics of their communities with roof styles more commonly seen in agricultural and commercial applications. And, once they find out that the cost of beautiful products like Rustic Shingle or Oxford Shingle and Country Manor Shake is actually often less than that of a quality standing seam, their excitement only grows.