Prime Roofing installs two types of standing seam-style metal roofs for homeowners and builders in the Jacksonville and Beaches areas.
SUPERLOCK 1.5″ STANDING SEAM
Formal Profile: Englert A1000 or New Tech SS450
This style of standing seam is what many people imagine when considering a standing seam metal roof for their home. We call it a “SuperLock” because it uses both attachment clips like a traditional mechanically seamed roof but also has a modern design with a built-in locking profile to secure each panel to the roof. This panel has taller ribs that create dramatic roof lines and the quintessential standing seam look.
These panels are attached to the roof with heavy gauge clips that secure the panel to the roof deck. Adjoining panels lock on to the clip creating a solid attachment that also allows the panels to “float” during thermal expansion and contraction, reducing the appearance of dimples and waves in the metal.
This style panel is what we in the trade would consider a “proper” metal system and offers better aesthetics and a stronger installation over the standard 1″ SnapLock style, providing a truly exceptional roof system for your home.
STANDARD 1″ SNAPLOCK SEAM
Formal Profile: Englert A1101 or New Tech FF100
This is the most commonly installed standing-seam style panel in the Jacksonville area due to its simpler installation and availability. A SnapLock panel holds up well and provides a clean and elegant appearance and is a cost-effective way to get that classic standing seam look that will protect your roof for decades to come.
With a SnapLock style system, the panels are attached to the roof using the panel’s built-in fastening strip. The adjoining panels are “locked” together via a patented profile design that completely conceals the fasteners for a seamless and clean appearance.
A SnapLock roof is the most economical way to get a standing seam roof installed on your home. While the design is not quite as much of a show-stopper as a clipped style, it still looks great and is much stronger than a shingle roof.
An important note about metal roofs:
When doing research on metal roofing, things can quickly become confusing because of the many different names of systems/ profile types associated with various distributors, fabricators, and installers. In reality, only two companies produce almost all of the equipment used to form roofing panels; New Tech Machinery and Englert Metals. Furthermore, both of these equipment manufacturers have ties to each other and each company’s equipment produces almost identical panel profiles. Depending on the company or contractor using the equipment, the name of the profile is often changed, but they are in fact all the same profile! However, this does not mean the finished work of each company is the same. There are many different aspects of the fabrication and installation of a metal roofing system that can vary from company to company and it’s in those areas that Prime Roofing set’s itself apart!
Has no stiffening ribs and is most prone to the effects of oil canning
The most common way in Jacksonville to finish a panel and also the most effective at diffusing the appearance of oil canning
An effective but less common way to reduce oil canning and add design to a panel.
Galvalume is carbon steel coated with an aluminum-zinc alloy. It is strong, versatile, and cost-effective. The thickness of Galvalume is measure in gauge. The lower the gauge, the thicker the metal. Galvalume is the most common material used in metal applications due to its cost, availability, and strength
Aluminum is inherently resistant to corrosion caused by saltwater making it an ideal choice for roofing applications near the water. Aluminum is also more expensive than Galvalume but should not be considered superior in every application. Aluminum thickness is measured in decimals; the higher the number, the thicker the metal.
A mill finish panel simply describes a panel that is unpainted and has the appearance of bare steel. Mill finish delivers the classic silver-metallic look and compliments a variety of home styles
Kynar 500 PVDF describes the premium paint coating that is factory applied to colored panels. Kynar paint resists fading, chalking, and chipping; designed to stay looking great for the life of the roof. Kynar coatings also increase the corrosion resistance of the metal
Finishes can be applied to a variety of colors. Check out some of the color options available HERE
Oil canning describes the appearance of minor buckling and rippling in a roof panel. It is a natural feature of metal roofs and unavoidable. However, utilizing proper installation, quality materials, and a few tricks of the trade, it can be reduced greatly.