need standing seam advice Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Slate Roof Central Message Board » Traditional Roofing Magazine » need standing seam advice « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

AJ
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I need to replace the standing seam roof on my house this summer. The roof is original equipment (120 years!) It has panels approx 18x28 that are flat seamed (and appear to be soldered?) to form the pans for the standing seam. (pans are 18 wide) Im assuming this is terne roofing and Id like to replace it with the same. I can get Terne II from Follansbee in 20x28 sheets. I know copper and stainless are better but Id like the roof to be painted red (as original).
Im not a roofer but Ive done asphalt and the modern snap seam type metal roofing. I think I understand the basics but Im not sure about soldering , chimney flashing, and, well ok Im not sure about a lot...
Where can I get detailed info?
Should I buy the (very expensive) SMACNA manual?
Does the Slate Roof Bible have info on standing seam?
Also, the roof is sagging approx 1.5 over 16 feet, can the pans form to this or will they buckle?
Thanks,
AJ
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Anonymous
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you make it sound like you want to change a standing seam roof then you talk about flat pan locked and soldered that are 18"X28" then you say they form the pans for standing seam. we'll i really don't understand what you are changing because i've never seen standing seam pans that small unless roof is only 28" from eve to ridge?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

AJ
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, I guess that wasn't very clear.
The roof is standing seam but the pans are made from small panels that are flat seamed and soldered. So each pan(approx 18 feet long) has about eight 28 inch panels.
I guess they didn't have rolls of steel to make a continuous pan in 1885 (?)

Like I said, I'm not a roofer, I think I understand the basic single and double seams(terminology???), I just need info on soldering and complex seams like chimney flashing, ridge, drip edge, etc...
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Walter Musson
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 04:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just because they used small sheets once doesn't mean you're bound by those same constrainsts.
The labor to fit and solder all those sheets,then have to make standing seams on each seems like a daunting task.
Why not have someone make you full runs with a pan former,so that you can just do the install.
Sounds like a tricky job for someone who doesn't make his living at this work.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Anonymous
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Need vents for a standing seam roof. Please advise
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Anonymous
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 07:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

roof mounted or ridge vents?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Anonymous
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you have a detail for the roof mounted?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Anonymous
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 09:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well no, but there are several ways to do it. First if it was me I would try to go with a ridge vent. This is for a few reasons. First it is easier, ridge vents are more efficient than roof mounted, requires less soldering and in my opinion looks ALOT BETTER.
If you go with roof mounted they must be made of copper or a capatable metal. Next you will have to lock, clip and solder the roof mounted vent into you standing seam panels and solder, this is with the front edge of roof mounted vent with an overlap lock to standing seam panel, sides it really dosen't matter which way you lock the seam (I always lock to the inside but, I don't see an advantage either way) and last the top or back of roof mounted vent will have to be locked to standing seam panel in an underlapping lock. Water runs down hill you don't want it running against the locking seam you want it running with the locking seam. All seams have (must) be soldered around the roof mounted vent(s). COPPER ON !!!

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action:

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Program Credits Administration