A standing seam metal roof, or standing rib roof, has a definable seam that extends vertically from the panel's flat surface. This seam helps provide additional rigidity and support, making a standing seam metal roof a favorite of both residential and commercial applications.
One of the biggest benefits of a standing seam metal roof is the hidden fastener system it uses. Since a hidden fastener system is used the majority of the time, standing seam roofs rarely see issues related to fasteners. Another big benefit of standing seam roofs is their ability to be engineered with solar and snow retention options. Due to standing seam metal’s high-performing characteristics, they’re often chosen for those wanting to install solar or snow retention accessories on their metal roofs.
Most standing seam metal roofing options come with hidden or concealed fasteners, referring to the clips, screws or nails being hidden from view on the installed standing seam roof. A key benefit of hidden fasteners versus exposed fasteners is the hidden fastener is not puncturing the standing seam metal panel itself, nor is it exposed to weather. This usually means your standing seam metal roof has a higher level of protection from the elements, it will require less maintenance and it will provide a more attractive and appealing look for your standing seam roof.
At Bridger Steel, we offer three primary standing seam metal roof types, each with slight variations depending on the application needed.
The Mechanically Locking Series of standing seam roofs is among one of our most structural and toughest panels. While the 2" Mechanical Lock Roofing Panel is a wonderful choice for bold standing seam metal roofing designs, the 1" Mechanical Lock Panel provides an equally appealing option for residential metal standing seam roofs. The Tru Snap Series offers an alternative to the mechanically seamed panel, and is often chosen for both residential and commercial standing seam roofing applications alike.
For an easy installation process that still provides the protection and long appealing lines of a standing seam roof, we have our Nail Strip line. A standing seam roofing panel that allows for a hidden row of fasteners to be installed between each panel as it is installed. This process makes this panel style among our best choices for DIY standing seam metal roof installation.
An increasingly used trend in mountain and modern applications alike, the weathering steel standing seam roof makes a statement with long lines and a beautiful patina. The natural patina process is a favorite among standing seam metal roofing options for residential homes and accent roofs. Weathering steel transforms a standing seam metal roof into something unique and one-of-a-kind, all while providing the unbeatable lifespan and durability of a metal roof.