Standing Seam Metal Roofing – North Naples, FL
Recently we completed a reroof of a home in North Naples, FL. This home had an asphalt shingle roof on it before. The homeowner asked for an alternate quote for standing seam metal. After some debate and questions about the metal roofing, they decided to go for it. This is the old roof before we replaced it with a new metal roof.
Complete Tear Off of the Old Roofing
We completely tore off the old asphalt shingles and tarpaper. Then pulled all the nails and got the deck cleaned up. Very minor wood repair was needed.
Once the deck was cleaned off, we nailed off the existing plywood with 8d ring-shanked nails 6″ apart on all the trusses, this is required by the Florida Building Code, and is an upgrade on the wind mitigation inspection.
Once this was finished we applied a self adhered underlayment for metal roofing. This material is required for the secondary water resistance in the Florida Building Code, and is also an upgrade for the wind mitigation inspection. Now the roof is completely dried in and ready for metal.
New Standing Seam Metal Roofing
The new metal roofing system material is 24 guage galvalume, mill finish. This is a premium metal roofing material. The standard or minimum is 26 gauge, which is thinner than 24 guage. Mill finish is the natural color of the metal, which is silver. The metal roofing panels are custom fabricated to length so there are a limited number of seams. The metal roofing panels are a snap-lock system.
This means we apply a clip to one side of the panel 16″ apart, and the other side of the panel “snaps and locks” onto the previous panel. This roof has no horizontal seams due to limited penetrations. This home only has 1 plumbing stack on it, so we did not have any panels to split. The longest panel runs on this home were 25′.
The fasteners for the panels are not visible, as they are covered by the next panel. The bottom of the panel is bent over the dripedge. This creates a cleat for the standing seam metal roofing panels to grab on to and limits the system from catching the wind. Once all the panels are installed, the hip and ridge flashings are then installed. A series of “z” flashings are fastened in place to accept the hip and ridge and compensate for the seams or standing seams of the metal. The hip and ridge flashings are fastened to the “z” flashings with rivets. These rivets are not readily visible. Once everything is in place, the new standing seam metal roofing system is a great upgrade to any home.