Standing seam metal roofing is one of the most dependable types of roofing systems popular among both commercial and residential property owners. Although the metal panels themselves are durable, much of the system’s resilience also relies on the clips that keep those panels in place. Here’s a quick rundown of these clips.

A Guide to Standing Seam Metal Roofing Clips

Fixed Clip sand Floating Clips

Contractors can classify standing seam metal roofing clips based on how they are secured. Fixed clips are completely rigid and directly secured to a substrate. On the other hand, floating clips have an extra part: a tab that comes in contact with the standing seam panel’s “rib” that allows the panels to move a bit as it expands or contracts depending on the temperature.

High Clips and Low Clips

Roof repair contractors can also categorize clips based on how much gap they have between the top of the clip and the actual substrate. High clips create space as high as 2 inches while low clips do not go past 3/8 inch. High and low clips allow you to customize how much insulation can be put between the panels and the substrate.

The Right Clips for the Right Roofs

Picking the right clips is important because it will affect how well your roof will hold out and insulate your home in the long run. For homes with consistent weather, thermal warping isn’t that much of a big deal so fixed clips should be a viable option. On the other hand, areas with extreme temperatures can benefit from floating clips. Homes in areas with consistent climate can also save with low clips while those with very hot summers or cold winters can benefit from having extra insulation possible with high clips.

Professional Assistance Required

Regardless of what type of clip you’re using, you should never try to DIY standing seam roofing installation. Roof experts say that each part of the home must be installed according to manufacturer’s specifications in order to function at full efficiency, so hire a certified contractor to have your roof installed right.

Get a standing seam metal roof with help from our team. Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC is the leading roofing contractor in Sherman and Denison, TX. Call us at (903) 364-6183, or fill out this contact form to request a quote.

Published On: April 15, 2021Categories: RoofingTags: , ,


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