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Definition of Standing Seam Metal Roofing [In Under 100 Words]

Have you ever heard the words "standing seam metal roof" and wondered what that means? Check out this simple and easy definition for standing seam metal roof systems.


What is standing seam metal roofing?

Standing seam metal roofing is defined as a concealed fastener metal roof system featuring a raised vertical seam and a broad, flat area between the two panel legs. 

There are a number of different panel profiles considered to be "standing seam," such as snap-lock, mechanical lock, batten panel, and nail down (nail flange or fastener flange). Standing seam systems can also be used as metal wall panels.

Standing seam's high performance levels and versatility makes it a common choice for many building types, including commercial, residential, architectural, and structural applications.

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