Standing seam metal roofs are one of the most sought-after roofing materials in both residential and commercial applications. Installing them, however, requires a steady hand from experienced, properly-trained pros. The process of seaming metal panels together is crucial to making sure the roofs maintain their structural integrity and provide a tight seal against the elements.
Here’s a look at the best practices for successfully carrying out the seaming process involved in standing seam metal roof installations.
Use of Appropriate Equipment
Aside from well-trained personnel, the use of seaming equipment is likewise important. It should match the specific roof panel system being installed. Manufacturers often rent it out to make sure the panel profiles are not compromised through the use of ordinary equipment. Otherwise, it can be costly for everyone, especially if the panels and seams fall apart.
The Importance of the Hand Crimper
Roof repair and replacement pros always make sure not to commit mistakes while they tackle a roofing project. Everything must be according to the construction needs, which is why a hand crimper comes in handy whenever they set in place metal panels. This tool is used to form the seams around the metal clips that hold the panels together. This is a critical step that must not be overlooked—improper use of tools is the leading cause of faulty seaming in metal roof installations.
Safety guidelines must be observed to prevent any harm or injury during the seaming process. The electrical seamer must be properly secured with a safety line, which should be the same type used for workers. It should then be attached to a rigid part of the building.
At Patriot Roofing LLC, we are committed to improving with the constant changes in the industry to make sure we are always producing only the highest quality metal roofs possible. Our standing seam metal panel roofs offer distinctive beauty, durability and energy efficiency. We can even perform a gutter installation to complement your new roofing system.
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