When it comes to building a successful standing seam metal roofing system, a residential roofing contractor knows that it takes more than getting the best panels, substrate and frame. It should not only look great, but also performs as well as it should be. Even the small details are taken into consideration, particularly what’s holding it all together.
In this post, we talk about the importance of choosing the right clip type for your metal roofing system and what needs to be considered. You’ll find them in two categories: high or low clips and fixed or floating clips. Here’s what you need to know:
High or Low Clips
These clip systems are primarily determined by how much insulation will be installed. This is the amount of insulation that can be compressed between the roof panel and the substrate. For instance, a low clip can go up to four inches of insulation while a high clip can have a maximum of six inches of insulation.
Roof repair contractors understand how these clips are designed with a type of “stand-off” that elevates the roof panel above the substrate. This allows insulation to pass between the roof panel and the substrate at the structural attachment points. A low clip is usually a 3/8-inch stand-off; a high clip can be 1-inch, 1-3/8-inch or even 2-inch, depending on the type of metal panel to be installed. Knowing the right stand-off size is crucial in determining whether your roof will be difficult to install or perform properly. The clip stand-off accommodates your insulation system, after all.
Fixed or Floating Clips
These clip systems are dependent on the substrate and how much movement is needed for the roof size. This is because they have no moving parts, so their ability to expand and contract is completely dependent on the substrate. Floating clips are installed if the roof needs to be installed over a solid substrate, or the roof plane is over a slope of more or less than 100 feet. A floating clip system allows the roof panel to expand and contract independently from the substrate where it’s installed
If you’re not sure which type of clip system is appropriate for your roof replacement, you’ll need to work with a trusted roof maintenance contractor to know which is best for the project. Call Pressure Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC today at (541) 688-7663, or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve our customers in Oregon, including Springfield and neighboring areas.