Are you in need of a new roof, and are curious about getting a snap lock metal roof? This form of standing seam metal roofing is quite different, and it will help to know more about it.
What Is Snap Lock Metal Roofing?
What makes snap lock metal roofing unique is that each panel has a male and female edge that snap together during the installation. It makes it easy to create a seam that is not going to leak water because of the way that the panels overlap.
There are not any exposed fasteners either, which is because the roofing material uses special clips that are secured to the roof's surface and go over the female edge of the material. The male end then snaps on top of the female end, which secures it in place and hides the metal bracket. This makes snap lock metal roofing a step up from a corrugated metal roof where you can see all those fasteners.
The snap lock metal roofing material itself is also covered with resin-based premium paint. This gives the panels increased durability which is going to help the material look great for a very long time.
How Is Snap Lock Metal Roofing Created?
You may be surprised to learn that snap lock metal roofing can actually be created on-site at your home. The metal material lives on a large roll that is fed through a machine that creates the form of the roofing panels. This allows the panels to be created to the exact size needed for your roof without having to take measurements in advance.
When Can Snap Lock Metal Roofing Be Used?
There are a few conditions that should be met to install a snap lock metal roof. You do want to have a pitched roof since the material itself is not watertight. It does a great job at shedding water, but it won't work on a flat surface where the water can pool. Water can still get underneath the seams due to how the panels lock into place if it is lying flat and there is a heavy rainstorm. It's also important that you have a solid plywood deck with an ice and water shield underneath the material. This will help protect your home and ensure that the material is installed in the right conditions.
Reach out to a local roofing company for more information about residential snap lock metal roofing.