Low Slope Roofing
June 17, 2009 | Filed under: Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Installation
Q: 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 manufacturers that have a metal product that CAN be installed on such a roof. Is there a list of such manufacturers and do you know where I may be able to access it? Thanks.
A: 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 Miller has spent his entire career in the metal building products manufacturing industry. He is president of Isaiah Industries, an organization recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers. Todd is currently Vice President of the MRA (Metal Roofing Association) and a Past Chair of MCA (Metal Construction Association). Through his website, he strives to raise the bar on standards and practices to provide property owners with the best possible products for successful roofing projects.
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