September 23, 2023
Standing Seam

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Benefits of a Standing Seam Roof

A metal standing seam roof, or raised rib roof, has a definable joint that extends vertically from the flat surface of the panel. This joint helps provide additional stiffness and support, making a vertically seam metal roof a favorite for residential and commercial applications.

One of the greatest benefits of a standing seam roof is the concealed closure system it uses. Since a concealed fastener system is used most of the time, a ceiling with vertical joints rarely presents fastener-related problems. Another great benefit of a standing seam roof is its ability to be designed with solar and snow retention options. Due to the high performance characteristics of standing seam metal, they are often chosen for those who want to install snow or solar retention fixtures on their metal roofs.

Hidden vs Exposed Fasteners

Most metal standing seam roofing options come with concealed or concealed fasteners, referring to the clips, screws or nails that are concealed from view in the installed standing seam ceiling. A key benefit of concealed fasteners compared to exposed fasteners is that the concealed fastener does not pierce the vertical gasketed metal panel or is exposed to the elements. Typically this means that your standing seam metal roof has a higher level of protection from the elements, will require less maintenance, and will provide a more attractive and attractive look for your standing seam roof.

Standing Seam Roof Options

At Bridger Steel, we offer three main types of standing seam metal roofing, each with slight variations depending on the application needed.

The Mechanical Locking Standing Seam Roof Series is among one of our strongest and most structural panels. While the 2 “mechanical lock roof panel is a wonderful choice for bold raised seam metal roof designs, the 1” mechanical lock panel offers an equally attractive option for residential roofs with metal joints.

The Tru Snap series offers an alternative to mechanical seam panel and is often chosen for both residential and commercial raised seam roof applications.

For an easy installation process that still provides the protection and long, attractive lines of a standing seam ceiling, we have our Nail Strip line. A standing seam ceiling panel that allows a hidden row of fasteners to be installed between each panel as it is installed. This process makes this style of panel one of our top picks for DIY standing seam metal roofing.

Rusted Standing Seam Metal Roof

An increasingly popular trend in both mountain and modern applications, the weather-resistant steel standing seam roof makes a statement with long lines and a beautiful patina. The natural patina process is a favorite among standing seam metal roofing options for residential homes and decorative ceilings.

Weather-resistant steel transforms a metal roof with vertical joints into something unique and one-of-a-kind, while providing the unmatched service life and durability of a metal roof.