When most homeowners begin thinking about a metal roof, all they can envision are the roofs they have seen on barns and commercial buildings. Those types of metal roofs typically have panels that run vertically up the roof. These types of metal panel roofs are called “Standing Seam” because their prominent visual feature is the raised interlocking seam which joins one panel to the next. Often called “commercial roofing,” or “agricultural panel roofing,” or even “barn roofing,” these products do provide the great protection and durability for which metal is known. Classic’s ClickLock Standing Seam provides the look of the products that you see everywhere on restaurants and farm outbuildings.
Through Fastened Standing Seam
Also called “exposed fastener”, these are sheets of corrugated metal that laid on the roof, with screws are driven through them to secure them to the roof deck. These panels have no built-in allowance for the metal’s movement with temperature change. As a result, the fasteners bear the forces of thermal movement. This causes fastener holes to wallow out and fasteners to back out or even break over time.
Nail Hem Standing Seam
These panels have a nailing strip running down one side, usually with elongated holes designed to allow for the expansion and contraction of the roof panels. If the fasteners are over-driven or if the fasteners are not all located exactly in the middle of the slotted hole, the allowance for expansion is ruined. This causes ripples to appear in the panels. Many of these products also have lower quality coatings.
ClickLock – Concealed Fastener Standing Seam
These panels are designed with clip fasteners that allow the metal roofing panels to float as needed with the naturally occurring expansion and contraction of the metal caused by temperature changes. Additionally, standing seam panels and their accessories are designed to have only concealed fasteners. The highest quality standing seam systems will have PVDF coatings noted for their fade and chalk resistance.
ClickLock has been engineered in narrow 12” panels for a clean, contemporary look that is architecturally scaled for the scale of any home rather than for the larger scale of a barn or shopping center. Manufactured from heavy-duty, rust-free aluminum, ClickLock stands apart from most standing seam panels that are steel. Additionally, in comparison to most agricultural panels, ClickLock has all concealed fasteners, eliminating failure-prone rubber washers beneath exposed screw heads.
For homeowners who want a metal roof with a traditional appearance, ClickLock is designed to be the best. The stainless fastening clips and screws ensure secure and lasting attachment with no chance for problems resulting from expansion and contraction. The trims used to complete a ClickLock roof have also been carefully designed for beauty and durability.
One thing to consider when looking for a standing seam roof is how it will be produced. Portable roll-formers make standing seam roofing easy to produce and many contractors use these field-formed systems. Unfortunately, easy does not mean better as the quality and exactness of the machinery can be compromised when moved from site to site. Additionally, unknowing contractors can use low-quality, cheap metal never intended for residential applications.
ClickLock, on the other hand, is produced with precise tolerances under controlled conditions in our main 120,000 square foot factory in Ohio. Using only the best first-run aluminum and quality Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000® PVDF resin-based finishes, it is Certified ‘Premium’ under the Metal Construction Association Certified Roofing Panels program. ClickLock is truly top-of-the-line standing seam roofing for your home.