Flat Seam Roof

Home > Metal Roofing > Flat Seam Roof

What is Flat Seam Metal Roofing?

Flat seam metal roofing refers to the joining of metal panels that are folded one over the other progressively, and hammered down to form a flat seam. Most commonly used on low slope and flat roof surfaces, flat seam metal roofing is fully soldered at the seams to provide a weather tight joint. Flat seam metal roofing can also be used on curved surfaces such as curves and vaults, and are usually made mostly of copper. The flat seam metal roof is so popular that it has been found on buildings dating back as far as 3000BC, and today covers a large majority of houses and buildings across America.

Advantages of a Flat Seam Metal Roof

A standing seam metal roof has one of the lowest life cycle costs available on the market, and will typically last up to 20 years with no maintenance at all. One of the primary advantages of a standing seam metal roof is its resistance to all kinds of weathering, and the mechanical seamer used to crimp panels together allows for a puncture resistant watertight seal. Concealed expansion clip fasteners are used on the panels, to allow them to move during thermal contraction and expansion, and thus eliminate the need for screw penetrations which are a common source for leaks.

A standing seam metal roof can also be installed directly onto an existing roof, which saves times and money during construction and reduces the amount of waste in landfills. Flat seam metal roofs are made usually from recycled metal components, and are environmentally friendly due to their energy efficiency. A flat seam metal roof also exhibits high reflectability of the sunís rays, and provides insulation that is 25% cheaper than other flat roofs. Our roofers can install lasting flat seam metal roofing system onto your building quickly and efficiently. Operating in all major areas, we are available at all times of the day.



Related Topics


Roofing DIY


Latest DIY Guide

Metal Roof Maintenance

Metal roofs are simple to maintain, and knowing the basics of how to metal roof can ensure your metal roof lasts its full lifetime. Proper maintenance of metal roofing will keep it in great shape for up to 30 years.


Roofing Glossary

Solar Roofing
Metal Roofing
Roofing Materials
Roof Shingles
Roof Tiles
Roof Styles
Roofing Services

Make Homepage   Send to a Friend   Add To Favorites
 Loading Roof101.com...