STANDING SEAM ROOF PANEL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
3TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 3
4PACKING 4 TRANSPORT 4 UNLOADING 4 PANEL STORAGE 5
5WORK SAFETY 5
WALKING ON ROOF PANELS 5
PERFORMING A DIY MEASUREMENT OF THE ROOF 6
ROOF PLANE VENTILATION 7
ROOF MEMBRANES 7
DIRECTION OF INSTALLATION OF THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANELS 8
INSTALLATION OF THE GUTTER FLASHING 8
INSTALLATION OF ROOF PANELS 8
FASTENING THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANELS 9
SPLICING PANELS 10
VALLEY GUTTERS 11
GABLE OF THE BUILDING 13
ROOF RIDGE 13
FLASHINGS FOR THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANEL
ROOF SAFETY ACCESSORIES
The ELEGANT standing seam roof panel is a product that combines tradition with modernity on contemporary architecture, religious buildings and architectural monuments.
The ELEGANT standing seam roof panel is a cost-eff ective, durable and versatile solution. Is can be used on roofs with very low-slope roofs (minimum 14%) and with complex roof structures. It does not require the use of costly roof structure elements as is the case with alternative, heavier roofi ng. The ELEGANT standing seam roof panels are easy and quick to install due to the use of an installation technique employing ready-to-use snap locks.
SPECIFICATIONS ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANEL WITH CONCEALED FASTENING
ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANEL WITH EXPOSED FASTENING
Modular width [mm] 305 510 335 540
Snap lock rib height [mm] 25
Minimum length [mm] 1 000
Maximum length [mm] 10 000 NEW! the longest on the market, the maximum reduction in joint
Sheet metal thickness 0.50, 0.60, 0.70 mm
Steel grade S250GD - S280GD + Z275, titanium-zinc, stainless steel
Coatings SP polyester, matt pearl SP polyester, matt HDP polyester, galvanized,
CESAR PUR 55® - a polyurethane coating with polyamide balls, superior life & durability NEW!
Colours wide colour palette of Balex Metal
Profi ling double lining wide NEW!
Weight approx. 4,5 kg/m2
Technical requirements CE acc. to PN-EN 14782:2008
Minimum roof slope 8° (14%)
FIGURE 2. THE LOCK IN THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOFING PANEL WITH EXPOSED FASTENING
FIGURE 1. THE LOCK IN THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOFING PANEL WITH CONCEALED FASTENING
ELEGANT standing seam roof panel manufactured by Balex Metal is available in two variants of fastening:
• with concealed fastening – a specially shaped lock hides points of fastening panels to the roof structure (Figure 1.)
Trucks with an open-load carrying body or a semi-trailer, allowing for loading on both sides, are the primary means of transport.
The following technical conditions are recommended for vehicles intended for transporting panels:
• an open load-carrying body with a canvas cover ("curtainside" type);
• the open load-carrying body must be supported along its entire length;
• transport straps used to secure the load should be placed on the supports of a crate (tightening of straps cannot cause deformation of panels inside the crate).
To avoid damaging panels during unloading operations we recommend using a spreader boom or a fork lift.
When using a spreader boom, straps must be placed over the supports of a crate.
When unloading manually, do not slide panels directly one on top of the other or on the fl oor. Otherwise, organic coating of a panel can be permanently damaged and the appearance of roofi ng can be negatively aff ected.
When unloading manually, use protective gloves.
For unloading operations, we recommend using the following rule: 1 person for unloading each 2,50 m of panels. This is to avoid exposing panels to bending and damage.
FIG. 4. TRANSPORT OF ROOF PANELS
FIG. 5. UNLOADING ROOF PANELS WITH A CRANE
FIG. 6. MOVING PANELS
< 2,50 m 2,50 – 5,50 m
The Elegant standing seam roof panels are packed in crates, where they are stacked one on top of the other.
Depending on the dimensions of roof panels, one crate contains:
• for panels of width over 0.50 m, length up to 4 m – 70 pcs.;
• for panels of width over 0.50 m, length over 4 m – 50 pcs.;
• panels of width up to 0.50 m are packed individually.
To secure the loads where the number of panels is less than maximum, the package is fi lled with protective material.
In the case of longer panels (max. 10 000 mm) the load is centred in reference to the length of the crate.
FIG. 7. ROOF PANELS STORAGE
We recommend storing panels in covered, closed and ventilated rooms, away from fertilisers, acids, lye, salt and other corrosive substances. Storing panels without cover is not allowed. Panels must be placed on supports, no less than 250 mm above the ground level or stored in factory packing with fi lm removed. Only two packages may be stored one on the other, arranged at an angle to ensure proper drainage.
In the case of short-term storage under a canvas cover (max. two weeks), ensure free fl ow of air. Should the storage period exceed two weeks, panels must be placed in a properly ventilated space and left uncovered, with the unobstructed access of air to all layers. Failure to observe the above recommendations can cause discolouration of coating, the so-called "white rust", as well as loss of warranty.
Do not walk over stored panels or place anything on the packages.
WALKING ON ROOF PANELS
When walking on roof panels, one must step on depressions only. Do not step on profi led places! When walking on panels, use soft shoes only. The shoes should be wiped each time before entering the panels (particularly from metal swarf). Installation must be organised to limit walking on roof panels as much as possible.
FIG. 8. WALKING ON ROOF PANELS
The protective fi lm on the panel surface must be removed no later than 3 weeks after the production date placed on bulk packaging. Otherwise, the fi lm can perma-nently stick to panel surface.
Installation methods described in the instructions are exemplary, and their application to diff erent roof types can require modifi cation. Should you encounter any question, please contact the designer or your account manager. To get more information, visit www.balex.eu
During all works performed on the roof - including installation and measure-ment works, the basic safety rules must be followed.
Flat head screws (FIG. 10A and 10C) are used for fastening of the Elegant stan-ding seam roof panels. This type of fastening allows roofi ng to adapt to tem-perature changes.
For installing the Elegant standing seam roof panels with exposed fastening and fl ashings, as well as for fastening within valley gutters, self-drilling "farmer" screws are used (FIG. 10B). Screws must be driven with a power screwdriver with a clutch. When driving a screw, care should be taken to set the tightening force so it does not crush the EPDM washer. The EPDM washer should slightly go beyond the edge of the top steel washer.
Lapping and splicing should be performed with leak-proof blind rivets (or pop rivets). For roofi ng made of stainless steel or titanium zinc, stainless steel screws must be used.
A B C
self-drilling screw for steel with a fl at
screw for wood with drilling ability
up to 1.50 mm
assembly screw for wood with a fl at
FIG. 10. SCREWS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE ELEGANT ROOF PANELS
PERFORMING A DIY MEASUREMENT OF THE ROOF
Roof structures are often complex, therefore Balex Metal recommends the in-stallation to be performed by a qualifi ed contractor. If the Customer decides to measure and install roofi ng as a DIY project, he or she should have basic technical knowledge and consult the project with a professional.
To specify the necessary panels and timber boarding, it is necessary to measure the roof plane, as shown on Fig. 9.
1. Determine the length of the roof plane L corresponding to the length of roof panels and counter battens.
2. Determine the width of the roof plane W. This value defi nes the length of battens, and when divided by the covering width of a single panel, it also defi nes the number of the Elegant standing seam roof panels.
Measurements should be performed based on the dimensions of the fi nished roof truss system. When installing roofi ng as a DIY project, our ready-to-use fl ashings will be very helpful.
Size of battens depends on their spacing as well as the spacing of rafters. The larger this distance, the bigger cross-sectional area of a single batten is required (Table 2).
The recommended spacing of battens is 250 mm.
FIG. 9. PERFORMING A MEASUREMENT OF THE ROOF
DISTANCE BETWEEN BATTENS (0.50 MM THICK) [MM] DISTANCE BETWEEN RAFTERS [MM] BATTEN SIZE [MM] 250 600 30 × 50 900 35 × 50 1200 40 × 50 TABLE 2.
L the length of the roof plane
The Elegant standing seam roof panels delivered by Balex Metal are cut to a desired length. When installing roofi ng, it is necessary to cut them to size in some places, such as corners, valleys, around vents or windows.
Use a power nibbler (FIG. 11A) for cutting panels, and hand shears for fl a-shings (FIG. 11B). Do not use angle grinders and other tools generating high temperatures during cutting – using them can damage corrosion protection coatings.
Secure the panel before starting the work, beacuse sharp swarf can damage it. After cutting and drilling, carefully remove all metal scrap and swarf that could cause discolouration of panel surface. All damage to coatings caused during installation must be mended with touch-up paint.
FIG. 11. TOOLS FOR INSTALLING THE ELEGANT ROOF PANELS
B. Hand shears
ROOF PLANE VENTILATION
Before the commencement of installation, pay attention to a proper design of the roof ventilation system. To remove water vapour, air should fl ow with-out any obstruction from the eaves to the roof ridge. The underside of panels can suff er damage if roof ventilation is not suffi cient. Proper ventilation during hot weather prevents the roof, and thus also the attic, from excessive heating. Therefore always use at least 25 mm thick counter battens and install roof vents on roof planes.
In reference to vapour control, two solutions can be used with the Elegant standing seam roof panels. The fi rst solution, created especially with fl at panel roofs in mind, is the AQMetal structural membrane. The membrane consist of an underlayer and an 8 mm high profi led mat. Besides the base function of providing vapour permeability, the mat maintains clearance between the roof and the drainage layer and allows for roofi ng movement due to temperatu-re changes. It is intended for installing on full boarding. The second solution is to use the Aspira Plus or the Aspira Standard traditional roof membrane.
FIG. 12. ROOF PLANE VENTILATION
FIG. 13. INSTALLATION OF THE STRUCTURAL MEMBRANE ON TIMBER BOARDING
When installing the fi rst roof panel, pay special attention to laying the pa-nel perpendicularly to the eave fl ashing. This will facilitate the installation of the remaining panels.
A right angle (90º) can be established with a right-angle shaped tool.
FIG. 17. ESTABLISHING A RIGHT ANGLE ON THE ROOF PLANE
DIRECTION OF INSTALLATION OF THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANELS
The Elegant standing seam roof panels can be installed in any direction. When making this decision, it is best to consider winds prevailing in the area. To en-sure the highest possible tightness of roofi ng, panels should be installed in the direction opposite to prevailing winds. (FIG. 14)
INSTALLATION OF THE GUTTER FLASHING
The installation of roofi ng starts with the eave fl ashing. The gutter fl ashing is installed straight in the eave line, fastening it fi rst with galvanised nails or fl at head screws to the fi rst batten. Next, after checking levelling, fasten the entire fl ashing with screws.
If the length of the roof plane requires joining of gutter fl ashing elements, these are lapped side by side. If battens are made of steel, to reduce the noise due to rain or wind, use the PES sound deadening strip under each sheet.
FIG. 14. DIRECTION OF INSTALLATION OF ROOF PANELS
FIG. 15. INSTALLATION OF THE GUTTER FLASHING Direction of panel installation
Direction of wind
INSTALLATION OF ROOF PANELS
Roof panels are always installed in parallel to the eave line.
The fi rst panel must be positioned to be fl ush with the eave fl ashing (gutter fl ashing), and then fasten it with one fl at head screw to the fi rst batten in the bottom corner.
FASTENING THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANELS
A panel is fastened by driving a screw through the centre of a hole. Screws located on the gutter fl ashing ensure proper position of the fl ashings. Tighten the screws enough to allow the panel to move due to thermal expansion of steel.
After establishing a right angle, the inner part of the panel is fastened with screws to each batten. The outer part, in respect to the roof plane is fastened when fi tting barge fl ashing. Until then, the panel should be fastened to prevent it from moving, e.g. due to wind gusts.
FIG. 18. FASTENING A PANEL TO THE ROOF PLANE
FIG. 19. FASTENING A ROOF PANEL THE EAVE
Fastening of panels to battens should conform to the following assumptions (Fig. 20):
• the fi rst and the last two uncut panels are fastened to each batten at the edge for roof panel fastening;
• panels in between are fastened to the upper batten, to the lowest three battens, and to every other batten in the middle.
These rules of installation apply for buildings located at the ground level with the shortest horizontal dimension less than or equal to 12 m and the height of the building not greater than 15 m). Other cases must be consulted with the designer in reference to spacing between battens as well as fastening.
Consecutive panels are installed by pressing the panel on its lock rib, moving from the eave to the roof ridge.
FIG. 20. FASTENING OF PANELS TO THE ROOF PLANE
Locks of the lower panel are removed at joints (Fig. 26.). The removal of a lock means cutting out the external part of both ridges of the spliced panel along the length corresponding to the length of the overlap.
FIG. 26. CUT-OUT LOCKS OF THE LOWER PANEL
FIG. 25. CROSS SECTION OF A PANEL JOINT AT THE OVERLAP
After snapping the lock, carefully move the panels, so their bottom end is aligned. A rubber mallet can be used for this.
Fasten the panel to the battens in accordance with the guidelines, and continue laying panels in their assigned locations.
When the roof plane is longer than the maximum allowable length of roof panels (10 m) it is necessary to splice panels.
The width of the overlap of two panels (the B parameter on FIG. 23.) is determi-ned based on the roof slope angle and is min. 200 mm for angles greater than 15º and min. 400 mm for all other slopes.
FIG. 22. ALIGNING PANELS AT THE EAVE
FIG. 23. OVERLAP WHEN SPLICING PANELS
B 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 4
FIG. 24. ARRANGEMENT OF PANEL JOINTS ON THE ROOF When more than one splice is needed, we recommend staggering them,
as shown on FIG. 24. The distance between splices should be not less than 700 mm.
The joint of panels can be hammered down along the length of the overlap with a wooden mallet (FIG. 28.).
FIG. 28. HAMMERING THE JOINT OF PANELS When laying another panel, its lock snaps onto the lock of a previously fastened
panel. We recommend using a roof sealant or a butyl sealing strip (minimum two bands for roof slopes lower than 30º).
FIG. 27. LAYING ANOTHER PANEL WITH AN OVERLAP
A bent valley gutter must be installed before the commencement of the installation of panels.
When splicing sheets, we recommend using the overlap of 200 mm and a roof sealant at the overlap. On the bent valley gutter, trace lines for the location of panels in the valley gutter.
FIG. 31. INSTALLATION OF THE VALLEY GUTTER At the joint, the lock can be additionally crimped with a hand bending tool
(roofi ng pincers). Following that, fasten panels to battens.
FIG. 30. CRIMPING THE PANEL LOCK AT THE OVERLAPS
FIG. 29. TOOLS FOR CRIMPING THE PANEL LOCK
Angled roofing pincers
During the installation, make sure that the angle of bending of the valley gutter corresponds to the lines traced. If necessary, adjust the shape of the triangle-shaped template.
Panels in the valley gutter are fastened with self-drilling screws. For fastening each panel used two self-drilling screws 4.8x20, placing them evenly at the distance of one-third the width of the sheet from each side.
FIG. 35. PANELS INSTALLED IN THE VALLEY A triangle-shaped template can be used to mark the cutting angle of panels
installed in the valley. The angle is carried over to the consecutive panels, that are then cut to size.
Fasten the cut-to-size panel to the ridge of the valley. At the overlap of panels in the gutter valley we recommend using rubber roofi ng or a butyl strip.
FIG. 34. MARKING THE PANEL CUTTING ANGLE FOR ROOF PANELS AT THE VALLEY GUTTER
FIG. 33. HAMMERING THE VALLEY GUTTER AND THE STANDING SEAM ROOF PANEL
200 mm 250 mm 250 mm
The minimal spacing between the traced lines (defi ning the position of individual panels) must be at least 200 mm. The metal sheet of the valley gutter must overlap at least 250 mm under the roof panel.
To seal the joints between the valley gutter and the standing seam roof panels, hammer their edges at the length of 2 cm (FIG. 33.). This will allow for avoiding blowing rain and snow underneath and extending the life-span of the roof plane.
GABLE OF THE BUILDING
Cut the last panel on the roof plane as follows:
At the point of plane end, draw a line, and then cut the panel to size, so it reaches 30 mm over the plane edge (FIG. 36). Manual or electric shears may be used for cutting. (FIG. 11)
FIG. 36. CUTTING OF THE PANEL ON THE GABLE OF THE BUILDING
Excess sheet metal must be cut upwards so as to form a standing seam. Then the panel must be fi xed to the gable board using screws in pre-drilled holes with the diameter larger by 3 mm.
The barge fl ashing must be fi xed to the gable board with self-drilling screws 4.8x20. The barge fl ashing must be fi xed on the other end of the roof in the same manner.
The ridge of the roof and the edges where two roof places meet at a wide angle must be protected with a roof ridge. The roof ridge must be fi xed in a way that enables fl ow of air through one or two air voids. This can be achieved, among others with ridge tile fl ashings for the Elegant standing seam roof panel (PDG). In order to determine the place of installation of the ridge tile fl ashing, the ridge tile must be placed at the top of the roof and the places where the edges of the tile fi t must be marked on the panel. The ridge tile fl ashings for the Elegant standing seam roof panels (PDG) must be installed 20 mm above the drawn line so as to cover them with the tile. The PDG fl ashing is fi xed to the roof plane (not to the battens!) with two sheet metal screws.
The ridge tile must be fi xed to the fl ashing with self-drilling screws at intervals that are not larger than 500 mm. The overlap on the roof ridge must be equal to at least 100 mm.
FIG. 39. ROOF RIDGE - FIXED ROOF RIDGE TILE
FIG. 38. ROOF RIDGE - RIDGE TILE FLASHING FOR A STANDING SEAM ROOF PANEL
FIG. 37. CROSS-SECTION OF THE RIDGE OF A ROOF COVERED WITH ROOF PANELS
After each plane has been assembled, the surface must be cleaned with a soft brush to remove any metal fi llings produced during cutting and drilling. If ne-cessary, small scratches must be covered with a repair paint.
FIG. 40. CLEANING OF THE ROOF SURFACE
FIG. 41. FLASHINGS FOR THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANEL
ROOF SAFETY ACCESSORIES
FLASHINGS FOR THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANEL
• Snow fence
• Chimney sweep step
• Chimney sweep bench
30 45 15 40 122 30 30 30 65 Ridge tile GT
Barge fl ashing for the Elegant panel
Ridge tile fl ashing for the Elegant panel
PDG Chimney fl ashing OK Valley gutter RK Above-gutter band PN
DETAILED FEATURES OF THE ELEGANT STANDING SEAM ROOF PANELS
1. G u t te r
2. Gutter hook
3. Gutter-pipe connector
4. Pipe elbows
6. ELEGANT standing seam roof panel 7. Batten
9. Wind barrier
FIG. 42. ROOF CROSS SECTION AT THE EAVES
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
FIG. 44. SOLUTIONS ON THE ROOF TOP
1. R i d g e t i l e
2. Ridge tile fl ashing
3. ELEGANT standing seam roof panel 4. Battens
5. BALEX ASPIRA roof membrane 6. Counterbattens (e.g. 25 × 50)
1. B a rg e f l a sh i n g
2. Screw 4.6 x 35
3. Screw 4.8 x 35
4. ELEGANT standing seam Roof Panel with exposed fastening
5. BALEX ASPIRA roof membrane
FIG. 43. ROOF CROSS SECTION AT THE ROOF RIDGE
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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