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138 T Standing Seam Metal Roofing : Simple Design = Predictable Quality Installations

Thu, May 21, 2020 @ 07:00 PM | Perry

The 138 T standing seam metal roofing  performs in ways that other types of standing seam metal can not  even come close to. But it's not because the 138 T has many bells and whistles that have to be mastered so they work, in fact it's just the opposite. The 138 T is a simplified version of standing seam metal that solves the traditional problems of standing seam through smart design.

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Imagine if we took  all the traditional  standing seam metal roofing profiles and threw them into a large vat and distilled them down to remove imperfections. Then the 138 T  emerges, a simplified, better system, where metal  roofing reality gets much closer to the  ideal metal roofing theory.

So the 138 T is a great metal roofing product, But what does this have to do with you as a building or home owner?

Actually a lot, the more systemized a product  is and its installation process are, the easier it is to train a labor force and the more consistent the outcomes will be on the job site. In other words, the 138 T standing seam is a simple and easy to install metal roofing which makes it easy to teach and learn. Professional roofers quickly learn the steps in the installation process and can repeat them to provide predictable, quality, and timely installs.


Roofing Crews Become proficient with the 138 T and installation times shrink making  the high value metal roofing even more affordable in the marketplace. This gives the consumer the ability to purchase a comparably  much higher value product or service in the same price range as the much lesser value product or service making the choice easy, or what we can call a no brainer. And providing more value for your dollar not only makes the 138 T a smart roofing panel, it makes you a smart buyer.

Still can’t see it ?

Let's look at what a tricky, hard to install metal roofing would be like.

  1. Not every worker will be able to do it
  2. Quality of work will vary depending on which crew gets sent to your job
  3. Large swings in cost due to highly variable and inconstant install times by crews
  4. No consistency in flashing details among workers or crews begging the question, if we have it done in multiple different ways, which way is the best?

If this sounds familiar, especially to General Contractors or Architects, it's because these are just a few of the many problems with traditional standing seam metal roofings.