Snap Lock Metal Roofing System

Snap Lock Metal Roof Installation

What Is Snap Lock?

In metal construction, snap lock panels are a type of standing seam. With a Triple-Lock design, standing seam panels offer the greatest wind uplift resistance of any roof system. Standing seam metal roof panels with Snap Lock have male and female leg that snap together. On the roof deck, clips are used to attach the panel. In order to maintain the clean look of a standing seam roof, they are fastened underneath the panel. This roof system features a double-folded, “hooked in”, standing seam that prevents seam failure between supports inhibits side lap unfurling and adds structural integrity. Roof systems can be expanded and contracted using Snap Lock’s expansion clips.

Snap Lock Characteristics:

Clean/Durable finish

Roofs can be finished with a clean, durable finish using Snap-Lock concealed fastener roofing panels.

Concealed Fastener roof system

 It is a concealed fastener roof system that offers a clean, durable finish. Metal roofing panels with these characteristics are generally considered the most attractive on the market because of their clean line design and concealed fasteners Panels are interlocked at the site using a power-driven mechanical seamer. Due to Concealed fasteners, fasteners cannot leak.

Size Availability

 Its primary specialty is 12″ coverage. In addition to 12″ and 16″ sizes, 26 gauge and 24 gauge options are available. 26 gauge Tru-Gauge™ is considered the best Gauge.

Color finishes /Color availability

 A total of 16 standard colors are offered. This non-structural single-locked or double-locked roof panel is installed with an expansion clip. Due to their cool colors, They are also certified by ENERGY STAR® as environmentally friendly. specially designed to reflect infrared light, helping to reduce heat gain in the home.

Long Lasting Paint warranty

It is the longest-lasting roofing sheet available, whether it is pre-painted Galvalume or bare Galvalume. A 40-year limited warranty is provided for the high-quality factory baked-on paint system.

Superior performance

 Architectural professionals prefer Snap Lock’s flat pan/vertical rib profile because of its superior performance and traditional appearance.


Materials and installation for a Snap Lock standing seam system range from $10 to $16 per square foot.

Vertical interlocking application:

These roofing sheets are Designed to allow installation from either direction beginning at any point from any location

Pre-slotted fastener flange

This system provides a Pre-slotted fastener flange that allows expansion/contraction of the panel.

pitch recommendation

It is recommended that the minimum pitch be 3:12: for lower pitches. A minimum pitch/ lower pitches can be arranged upon request

Standard panel lengths

We offer standard panel lengths of 3′ to 40′: we can supply longer panels upon request.

Options for panning:

There are two pan options: Accent Ribs and Striations

Advantages of Snap Lock Metal Roofing

Best suitable for residential buildings. Residential metal roofs were originally Snap-Loc.

There are no mechanical seams in this roofing system, so the installation process is much faster and easier.

Because of its ease of installation, it is more affordable since it requires less labor and fewer hours to complete.

This roofing system provides Leak resistance.

Its paints and structure are Durability and warranted.

It requires very Low maintenance as compared to other roofing systems.

Curb appeal

The installation is straightforward even for homeowners; however, safety precautions need to be observed.

Safety Measures:

Always wear proper safety equipment when you work with metal roofing panels or trims.

When working with sheet metal roofing products, use eye protection, ear protection, gloves, and fall protection.

Until the panels are fully attached to the substrate, you shouldn’t walk on them.

On windy days, avoid handling metal panels.

Whenever metal surfaces are wet or covered with frost, they can be extremely slippery. If the roof is wet or covered with snow, do not work on it.

Whenever you walk on a metal roof, wear shoes with rubber soles to prevent damage.


Not for low-sloped/ flat roofs. A roof with a pitch of less than 3:12 cannot be covered with these types of panels. A lower-sloped roof is more prone to leaks because of its increased risk of water infiltration.

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