Standing Seam is the Best Material for Low Slope Roofs
AMT Metal Roofing is a roofing company specializing in low slope roofs in Edmonton. Our team of in-house metal roofers are experts in installing the standing seam metal panels on low pitch roofs. Standing seam metal panels are one of the best options for low slope roofs due to their durability, longevity and curb appeal.
The aesthetic of a low slope roof is modern and sleek, but it comes with its own set of challenges that need to be addressed when choosing roofing products for your Edmonton home or business.
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What Is Roof Pitch?
The pitch of a roof is generally determined by calculating how much the roof rises vertically over the span of 12 horizontal feet. (For example: a pitch measurement of 0.5:12 would mean that for every 12 feet horizontally, the height would increase by 2 feet – this would be considered low pitch.) Depending on the pitch of a roof, different roofing materials are recommended.
Low Pitched Roof
Low pitched roofs are a popular choice for contemporary house design and commercial buildings. However, as mentioned before, low slopes can create potential problems for your Edmonton home if you do not choose the appropriate roofing materials or do not have them installed properly.
The main concern with low slope roofs is reduced drainage. Water is far more likely to pool on the roof top, which can lead to serious problems, such as roof leaks. In colder climates, like what we experience here in the Edmonton area, the freeze-thaw cycle of pooled water is particularly concerning for flat roofs.
Temperature changes can cause roofing materials to shrink or expand, creating gaps between material. Water is far more likely to seep between any small crack or gap because of the low slope and when that water freezes it also expands, causing potentially irreparable damage.
Water infiltration can lead to cosmetic and structural damage of your house, as well as mold and mildew growth, which can have serious health implications for you and your family.
The Standing Seam System
The good news is that despite the concerns that come with low slope roofs, there are roofing materials specifically designed to mitigate these issues.
The Standing Seam metal roofing system offered by AMT Metal Roofing is the perfect solution to the common problems of flat roofs for residential and commercial buildings in Edmonton and surrounding areas.
The Standing Seam system is unique in its architectural profile. Standing seam panels perfectly compliment the modern aesthetic of flat roof homes and commercial buildings.
The metal panels are available with either self-locking or mechanical-locking seams.
Self-locking (also known as snap locking) panels are easily joined together without the need for mechanical seaming.
Seams on mechanically locking panels are usually double folded, thus providing the best protection against water penetration. These panels utilize a hidden clipping system and can be used in different widths to create a unique roofing pattern.
With a Standing Seam metal roofing system, you can rest assured that your home or business will be fully protected from the top, down. The many benefits of standing seam panels effectively mitigate the potential concerns that come with low slope roofs, making it the superior roofing material option. Your home or business is sure to look amazing and be fully protected with a Standing Seam metal roofing system.