Blogging the construction of a modern home at Timber Springs Farm. Stover, MO
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Standing seam metal roof
The standing seam metal roof was installed this week. We choose a commercial grade snap-together standing seam system with a 1 3/4" seam by McElroy Metal. This provided the greatest performance and weather tightness with a factory applied sealant placed at seams, although we did have to make a few compromises on trim details. We had hoped to "wrap" the back eave where the roof folds into the vertical wall with a seamless transition (w/ mitred ribs) to enhance the aesthetic of a folded plate. Unfortunately because of concerns over metal expansion and the risk of water infiltration at this point, we opted for the safer detail of a continuous eave cap, but made sure this piece was as narrow as functionally possible to create a crisp and narrow line at the transition.
Custom trim profiles at eaves and clerestory windows