Creating the weathertight seams of your standing seam metal roof is the most important step in its installation process. After all, these seams are what connects its metal panels together and ensures the roofing system’s structural integrity. Unfortunately, this important step isn’t always given the attention it deserves, resulting in some serious issues and voided warranties.
In this post, roof repair experts from Pritchett Roofing, Inc. discuss the five things that makes good metal roof seaming.
Equipment – When it comes to seaming your metal roof, it’s important that the equipment being used matches the specific system of the roof panel that’s being installed. Usually, these equipment are rented out by the manufacturers themselves so there’s really no need to look far and wide for these things. Using the wrong equipment can only end up being costly once the panels and seams are ruined during the installation of the metal roof.
Crew – One of the reasons some homeowners face poor seaming in their metal roofs is because the roof replacement personnel they hired isn’t experienced enough to properly do the job. Since this is a critical step, the crew that you hire to do this should be adequately trained in the proper installation training needed.
Hand Crimper – Once your metal panels are in place, they’re often secured with metal clips. It’s vital that hand crimpers be used to form the seams around these clips and the end laps to prevent faulty seaming. Otherwise, you and your roofing system may suffer in the long run through various types of damage.
Electrical Sources – To complete the seaming process of your metal roof, an electrical seamer will be required. Of course to use this, the appropriate electrical source will be needed as well. Your professional seamer will bring an AC/DC motor with them to get the job done and this motor usually requires 15 amps and 120 volts of energy. Make sure that there’s a dedicated electrical panel that they can use to get the job done properly.
Electrical Seamer – Once your metal panels are in place with the hand crimper and there’s an available power source, the electric seaming process can now commence to finish your metal roofing system. If you’re working on low-slope roofs, you have to walk alongside the seamer and ensure nothing is in its path so the job will be completed properly. On the other hand, if there is a problem with your seamer or the seams it’s producing, stop using it and request a replacement immediately to prevent damaging the panels.
Turn to Pritchett Roofing, Inc. for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of siding and roofing services. Give us a call at (770) 375-2490 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Woodstock, GA and other nearby areas.