Today were going to talk briefly about Standing Seam Roofing in Florida.
( Standing Seam Roofing Florida)
All standing seam roofing that you can buy for your home or business in the state of Florida goes through rigorous testing in the underwriter laboratories(UL) located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This is where the engineers figure out just how many fasteners are needed per panel during installation to meet the high velocity hurricane zone requirements and other zone requirements of the state’s building code. Once a product has completed this process it is assigned a Florida product approval number and/or a Miami-Dade product approval(NOA) depending on what the manufacturer applied for. Once that step is complete the product can be legally sold throughout the state(assuming the manufacturer has all their ducks in a row). A Miami-Dade product approval is tougher to get than a regular Florida approval because South Florida’s geographic location is un-debatably hurricane central thus causing for a more secure construction process throughout the buildings envelope. This is a good thing, and usually the only difference between the two pre-engineered installation specifications comes down to the amount of fasteners needed to meet the wind uplift requirements.
So, every vertical panel has some type of raised seam, some panels have multiple seams while at the bare minimum each panel will have two raised seams. The raised seams create very effective water channels for rain drainage off the roof. For the purpose of this blog post we are going to discuss the panels that have two raised seams more commonly known as standing seam roofing panels and hidden fastener roofing panels. These roofing systems are designed to hide and protect the fasteners from that elements of nature, hence the terms ” hidden fasteners standing seam roofing” or “hidden fastener vertical panel roofing”. A standing seam roof panel can be installed using special clips that are designed to let the roof expand and contract as it heats and cools throughout the day. In return this creates less strain on the fastener which directly affects how secure it remains in the plywood decking over time. For faster, less technical installations some prefer snap lock standing seam panels where the actual metal has notches cut out on the side of it for the screws or ring shank nails to be placed. Usually snap lock standing seam panels are used for residential homes where the panel length stays under 30 feet.
Both are excellent choices when looking for a permanent roofing solution for your home or building. All metal reflects heat naturally saving you on your energy bills and most metal roofing systems can be installed directly on top of existing shingles making it a win-win for the environment.
– Lake Roofing Systems