Mark from Canada wrote:
I have been reading and it seems that there is some debate whether Metal Roofing can be installed on a very low slope roof such as my own at 2:12 pitch. I understand that there may be some manufactures that have a metal product that CAN be installed on such a roof. Is there a list of such manufactures and do you know where I may be able to access it? Thanks.
Very low slope roofs (usually those less than 2:12 pitch) require a mechanically seamed standing seam, also called double or triple lock.
These are run as simple pans and then once placed on the roof a seamer is run down the seams to crimp them closed.
A couple of options:
Most vertical seam panel manufacturers will offer this so you can contact the manufacturers listed on www.metalroofing.com …
or use that same site to search for a contractor in your area who installs vertical seam panels; chances are they will offer a mechanical seam option.
Todd's expertise comes from his years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Classic Products, Inc. based in Piqua Ohio, Todd runs two of the world's leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing. His personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.
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