The Different Types of Metal Roofing
Standing Seam vs 5V Crimp
When it comes to metal roofing, homeowners and business owners alike have options to choose from. Two basic metal roofing types, standing seam and 5V Crimp, may seem identical to the average passerby. However, they differ in the benefits that they have to offer. What are the differences between standing seam and 5v crimp metal roofing? The table below highlights the features of both types of metal roofing.
|Standing Seam||5V Crimp|
|Appearance||lightweight – Clean, sleek appearance Available in variety of colors or bare Galvalume steel||A low-profile metal roof – comes in variety of colors as well as plain steel. Classic appearance of 5 raised ridges, running lengthwise across the panel|
|Technical Specs||12-16” exposed panel, with a seam height of 1-2”Mechanically fastened or snaplock seams make these roofs extremely wind-durable||Double overlapping rib, about ½” high.5 support ribs providing strength and rigidity to panel.|
|Application/Uses||Used for residential as well as commercial buildings||Lightweight metal roofing option, perfect for residential and light commercial use|
|Installment||Concealed fastener panel attached to roof deck enables roof to expand and contract as needed. Mechanical seamer folds the overlapping edges together. This locks them in place and affixes them to the roof.Snap-loc is formed with bends that enable the panels to be locked in place immediately after being joined together.||Attached directly to roof with screws and a neoprene washer under the head.Over time these washers can shrink, letting water under the hundreds of holes in the metal sheets.|
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