FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These are the Question a lot of our customers ask us.
BEFORE YOU ORDER
This is probably the first question to a lot of our customers. Unfortunatley it is tricky to answer in short, as this depends on a lot of variables.
–which panels are used (Standing Seam is a more expensive roofing option than for example a tiled roofing Panel. The wider Panels are generally cheaper per m2) .
–which coating is used longer warranties mean higher quality raw materials are used
–what lengths are used Shorter Panels are easier to ship (as well as install) and lower the shipping costs.
On the example of Standing Seam Panels, we provide the most cost effective solutions currently available on the market making our Standing Seam around 50-60%cheaper compared to traditional Zinc. Another huge price advantage with all our roofing materials is, that it can be installed by yourself and/or a general builder eliminating the need of specialist trades in many occasions.
In short: Yes . All our systems are designed to eliminate difficulties and streamlining the installation process in order to make it accessible to the general public. We are providing a wide range of Videos and Tutorials helping you on the way.
We do hold a large stock of our most popular items so in many cases, specially with smaller projects, delivery can be made within 7 days.
For larger projects and unusual Tiles/Colours/Coatings we usually have it produced within 20 days and shipped out to you within 30-40 days depending on schedules.
This depends a little on how difficult your roof is and how deep you would like to dive into the art of Metal roofing. Generally our roofs can be installed with general DIY tools (cordless drill, Tin Snips, Jigsaw…) . In some situations it might come handy to have some extra roofing pliers or small bending(turnup) tools. Please see Tool guide for more details.
With up to 60 years warranty , in reality these roofs will outlive all of us. Please see our coating section for details to different warranties
Zinc roofs used to be one of the best solutions for metal roofing as they give customers a very long lifespan. As technology progressed over the last decades, cold rolled metal now is on a similar standard when it comes to lifespans, without the costs of a Zinc roof.
The advantage over Zinc roofs also is the variety of colours that our roofs can be produced in as well as the speed of installtion. With our SnapLOCK Standing Seam, the installation times are a fraction of traditional Zinc roofs.
Even though specially the StandingSeam system has many upsides (price, quality) , there are a few limitations. Any curved roofs can not be provided from a Snaplock pre formed Panel, as curving the panels would destroy the snap lock mechanism and therefore make the panels unusable.
We have an article that goes into some details here:
Best to check our Roof Build Up Page for more details.
It is advisable to always have enough ventilation in your setup . Many roofs fail, not because of water damage from the outside , but because of water damage due to condensation. So when we advise our customers on the buildup for building envelopes, either cladding or roofing, the moto is:
Ventilation, Ventilation, Ventilation
We provide you all the parts you need to finish your roof. But as each roof is different (different eaves overhangs, different Fascia depths, different pitches …) it is near enough impossible to provide a kit that fits everybody.
It also depends on how many parts you want – some customers are happy to have no soffit flashings, other want those .
All our Quotes include a rundown of the parts that are included and you can find a list of standard flashings in our flashings page.
If you would like any different shapes or widths, that will accomodate for your specific measurements, you can get any flashings custom made.
You can also find some Installation details about flashings in our BLOG
Even though we are trying to answer most questions via our website and Youtube channel – sometimes it happens that our customers get stuck with a new/unique problem. We are always available to help in those situations .
Even though our Click system is extremely straigh forward to understand and install, some of our customers do not feel capable doing it themselves. We do have recommended Installers all over the UK and can recommend someone near you that will be suitable to finish the job on a high standard.
Even though we are trying to answer most of the technical questions via our FAQ
section , there are sometimes parts that you cant find or that are simply not available on the website.
All our team has years of experience in construction on the practical as well as the theoretical side, so just get in touch and we will certainly be able to help.
You can find all spec sheets of each panel under technical details
Should there be a Panel or part you are interested in without a spec sheet in our technical section, please let us know.
Yes. As Standing Seam and Metal roofs (as well as cladding) are classed as a “material” and not as a “system” – there is no problem with that. Just like you can Install wooden cladding with any timber available without this having to come from a specific sawmill – metal roofing materials are an acceptable roof covering material as long as the basic principles of installing metal roofs are followed.
Similar to a timber cladding/facade – where any timber can be used as long as it is back vented and installed to best practise established by building control , it is the same with metal roofs.
The name “Zinc roof” is not really a specification of any shape but more a specifiaction of a type of metal . But in reality the name “Zinc Roof” is most of the time used in place for Standing Seam.
In this case any Standing Seam Roof is acceptable to the Planners/Architects and we are more than happy to liaise with them to clarify this.
Our Standing Seam is often chosen as a replacement for Zinc Roofs as the warranties are similar and the price of MetalS tanding Seam Roofs is much more competitive compared to Zinc . On top of that , installation is much faster and easier and does not rquire specialist contractors on site.