STANDING SEAM TOOLS FOR METAL ROOFING
It makes a big difference having the right standing seam tools for the job...
Standing Seam panels offer outstanding resistance to water penetration but for good results you need to choose skilled and experienced installers and the right tools for the job.
Standing seam panels require some specialised tools including machine tools and some specialised hand tools.
Read on to learn more about some of the hand tools your experienced No 1. Roofing and Building Supplies installer will use on your new standing seam roof.
STANDING METAL ROOFING & CLADDING
Standing seam panels are a superb modern cladding that will look stunning on any building from homes to schools and commercial premises.
Standing seam panels combine clean sharply defined lines with multiple construction and flexible design possibilities and have the added advantages of outstanding strength and longevity.
Available in a number of profiles with differing rib heights and seal sealing characteristics but all the standing seam variants offer superb weather tightness, speed of installation, and value for money.
What roofing contractor would be without a hammer?
Well, your No 1. Roofing expert uses a range of hammers and mallets to ensure a perfect standing seam installation every time.
Dead blow soft faced hammers, 32 mm: these hammers feature soft striking faces usually made of nylon and are designed for finishing work on soft metal materials such as zinc or copper.
It is important to avoid damaging the zinc layer on metal roofs as this can speed corrosion. The soft hammer face prevents scratch damage on metal surfaces and coatings and gives the installer a great degree of control in the hammering action.
A larger head made of pvc and featuring a wedge shaped end and a flat end makes the tinman’s mallet the perfect tool for both precision work and heavier duty shaping. The pvc nylon is tough, provides shock absorption, and eliminates damage to the metal surface.
Grooving hammers and angle flat scapers: generally used to form sharply defined lines and angles. These tools serve are essential precision tools in the hands of an expert but in the wrong hands can do potentially serious damage to a metal roof.
SEAMING PLIERS & IRONS
Seaming pliers and irons are used in conjunction with the various hammers to provide a sharply defined straight edge; critical for perfect seams even in the tightest corners.
We may use a range of seaming irons of varying size and shape but the basic design has been around for a very long time.
Seaming irons are used like mini anvils to provide an opposing surface for shaping metal seams.
In addition to long nose and flat nose pliers clinching and seaming pliers come in a range of widths from 22mm to 200 mms and may be straight or bent at various angles.
Long handles provide excellent leverage and allow the operator to fold small seam sections such as in tight corners or finishing off under eaves.
Straight clinching pliers are used to provide a sharply defined straight edge; come in a range of widths from 100 MM to 22 MM.
Bent clinching pliers are for bending curved sheet metal; come in a range of widths from 100 MM to 22 MM.
STRAIGHT CLINCHING PLIERS
BENT CLINCHING PLIERS
Benders, as the name suggest, are designed to make folding metal panels quickly and accurately.
These specialised tools generally feature rollers on adjustable arms and can be set to create a wide range of fold and counter fold sizes up to 350mm deep.
Using the right bender for the right job can speed the seam forming process up considerably but careless use, as with any tool, can damage the metal panel.
For a complete range of metal roofing benders, contact our sales team..
Seam folders allow the standing seam joins to form the tightly interlocking weather-tight seal that makes the standing seam such a high performer in Australia’s challenging weather conditions.
Different sized and shaped seam folders are designed for a range of jobs including eaves edging and closing, square seams, and double seams.
STANDING SEAM METAL ROOFING AND CLADDING
Standing seam panels are an amazingly cost effective roofing solution for Australia’s harsh climate but it still represents a big financial investment. That’s why it’s so important to use only the most experienced roofing installers.
Using the wrong tool or even the right tool in the wrong way can spell danger for your roof and the installer.Don’t take the risk; choose the experienced professionals with the right tools and the expertise to use them for a smooth, fast and safe standing seam panel installation.
When you call on the services of Sydney’s No 1. Roofing team you are getting some of the most experienced roofing suppliers and installers in the Sydney area.
Come and talk to us for expert friendly advice and find out what a difference we can make to your new roof installation experience.
You can’t go wrong with No 1. Roofing and Building Supplies.
STANDING SEAM METAL ROOFING TOOLS
No 1 Roofing & Building Supplies are a leading supplier of all metal roofing tools and products and are able to supply all the top quality brand tools to all our Sydney customers.