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If you are looking for a roof that can give your home an exquisite, modern look coupled with superb durability and longevity, a standing seam metal roof is the perfect system to meet your needs. Standing seam roofs are quickly gaining in popularity among discerning homeowners who want to invest into an environmentally-friendly, premium quality roofing system that offers a true peace of mind for many decades to come.


What is it all about?

A standing seam roof is a metal roofing system, where continuous interlocking panels run from the ridge of the roof all the way down to the eaves. The upturned edge of one metal panel that connects it to adjacent panels creates distinctive vertical lines and a trendy, modern look. Most of residential standing seam metal metal roofs are designed as watershed systems, often (but not always) requiring a minimum roof slope of 3:12 (14 degrees) or greater.
Residential standing seam panels are generally 12 to 19 inches wide. They are typically made out of painted galvanized steel/G-90 Steel (zinc-coated steel), galvalume steel (zinc and aluminum alloy coated steel) offers better protection from corrosion than galvanized steel), or pre-painted aluminum.
It is also possible to order panels made out of copper, or zinc.


Manufacturing Process

Standing seam panels can either be pre-formed at a manufacturing facility or a sheet metal shop, or site-formed. Site-formed panels are formed from a roll of metal coil, which is fed through special equipment which crimps the metal into rigid panels. Forming standing seam panels right on the job site offers the advantage of speed, convenience, and makes it possible to form panels of considerable length that would otherwise be difficult to transport. In regards to panel length, it is important to be aware that longer standing seam metal panels require consideration during the design process to account for greater contraction and expansion.


Snap-Locked and Field-Locked Systems

There are a number of different types of standing seam metal roofing systems. The most common type in residential construction is a field-locked standing seam. This type of system requires a special seam locking tool to adjoin panels together. Another common type is a snap-lock standing seam, which locks the panels together when one side is adjoined with the one next to it.


Our Products:

Zinc
Zinc, like copper, is a very long lasting material: in a rural environment this can be up to 100 years needing no maintenance or treatment throughout its lifetime, although good roof ventilation has to be ensured when designing roof construction for this to be achieved.
 
Zinc is naturally resistant to corrosion, is extremely durable and does not require costly maintenance. In addition, the flexibility, malleability and versatility of zinc, combined with its pleasing appearance, make it the material of choice for imaginative building projects from individual homes to commercial complexes, public buildings and private projects.
 
Zinc is 100% recyclable. More than 90% of zinc used in the building industry is recycled. Zinc requires minimal to no maintenance due to its naturally forming patina which is self-protecting. Zinc lends itself to both traditional and contemporary design, whether new build or refurbishment. Architects frequently comment on how well the material blends with wood, stone and concrete, whilst also providing a contrast with the plethora of glazing finishes currently available.
 
As a non-ferrous metal, Zinc is naturally self-protecting. With time, it forms an attractive light grey patina. It does not rust, requires little or no maintenance, is remarkably resistant to corrosion and is perfectly watertight. Zinc offers durability and long-term cost-effectiveness, together with the potential for all types of working and shaping.

This product  is also available in a variety of colours please see our suppliers website for further information.

 

Prelaq Nova PLX:

Prelaq Nova PLX is a high quality roofing and cladding material produced by SSAB Swedish Steel and distributed across the UK and Ireland by Newell Roofing Products Limited. The material is used for Standing Seam roof or wall cladding (also called Long Strip Roofing) and to produce interlocking cassette panels. Prelaq Nova PLX has been used extensively across Europe and in its home country of Sweden where it has been developed to withstand the Nordic climate where the summers are warm and the winters are cold. Such low temperatures and harsh environment do not compromise the material.
 
Prelaq Nova PLX offers a high level of flexibility, and as it has no spring-back, it has a feel of Zinc or Copper when bent by hand. This malleability means the material is easy to combine with other building materials offering unlimited possibilities to create bold roof designs. The high strength and guaranteed long -life of Prelaq Nova PLX ensures it is an excellent Zinc or Copper alternative.
 
Prelaq Nova PLX can be used for industrial, commercial, or residential applications where factors such as appearance, mechanical resistance, fire safety and long lifetime are important. The material is suitable for the renovation of roofs and can be combined with extra thermal insulation to meet current building criteria on many roof designs including either cold or warm roof build-ups.


Benefits:

Durability and Longevity: Standing seam metal roofs are famous for their exceptional durability and longevity. This roof will not crack, shrink, erode, or perforate. It offers superior protection against fire and strong wind. A standing seam metal roof is the most stable form of roofing during hurricanes. Most metal roofing manufacturers provide systems rated for up to 110 mph wind uplift. You will have real peace of mind with a standing seam metal roof, as it will last over 50 years, requiring virtually no maintenance.

Impervious to Moisture: seams are a the weakest point in any roof, often becoming the potential entry point for leaks. In a standing seam metal roof, seams are raised above the level of the roofing panel, making their impervious to moisture. Also, standing seam metal roofs have less seams in total than other types of roofs.

Sheds Snow and Ice: A standing seam metal roof is specifically designed to easily shed snow and ice. This keeps the roof light, improves ventilation and prevents ice-dams from forming. This makes a standing seam roof perfect in regions with prolonged winters and heavy snow snow storms.


Sustainable:

Increasing numbers of homeowners today are looking for a green roofing solution. Standing seam one of the few truly environmentally friendly roofing systems on the market. Since it is made of metal, the roof is completely recyclable, and standing seam also contains a significant proportion of recycled metal content. Moreover, a standing seam metal roof’s cool reflective properties will help you reduce energy waste and realize significant saving on your electric bill throughout the year.

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