Choosing The Right Standing Seam Roof Panel For Your Roof Pitch

Standing seam metal roof systems are one of the most popular types of roofing for both commercial and residential buildings. They are known for their durability, energy efficiency, and low maintenance for the metal roofing system.

When choosing a standing seam metal roof panel, one of the most important factors to consider is the roof pitch. The pitch is the angle or slope of the roof and is typically expressed as a percentage. For example, a 4/12 pitch roof has a 4-inch rise for every 12-inch run.

Picking the right standing seam metal roof panel for your roof pitch is essential to ensuring the longevity and performance of your roof. In this article, we will discuss the different types of metal roofing systems and how to choose the right one for your roof pitch.

Types of Metal Roofing Systems:

Hydrostatic roof systems:

Hydrostatic roofs are also known as hydrostatic or hydraulic roofs due to their unique design characteristics that allow water to flow off without any impediments.

Hydrostatic roof systems are the most common type of standing seam metal roofing system. They are used on flat, low-slope and moderate-slope roofs. The most common hydrostatic roof panels are single-ply, which means they have one ply of steel facing and one ply of aluminium facing. They can also be double-ply or triple-ply for increased durability and energy efficiency.

Hydrokinetic roof systems

Hydrokinetic roof systems are designed to be used on roofs with pitches of 3:12 and above, but there are some exceptions. Hydrokinetic metal roofs can be used on both commercial and residential buildings because they can withstand the elements better than other types of metal roofs.

Hydrokinetic roofs are made up of multiple panels that have a series of interlocking seams. The seams are placed so that they match up with each other when installed, creating a seamless look that blends in with the surrounding area. These seams can be used as drainage channels for water runoff so that it does not pool on top of your building or cause leaks underneath it.

These roofs come in a variety of colours and styles, including traditional standing seam, ribbed standing seam and corrugated panels. They are easy to install and require little maintenance once installed correctly

Factors affecting the selection process of Standing Seam Roof Panel For Your Roof Pitch:

The substrate is the surface on which you are installing your metal roofing system. The installation process will vary depending on your substrate material. For example, installing a standing seam roof panel onto concrete is different from installing it onto wood sheathing.

The assembly process for standing seam metal roof systems can be broken into three different categories: single-row, double-row, and triple-row. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks when used in different applications and at different pitches.

For example, single-row systems are typically used on 4/12 pitch roofs, while double rows are used on steeper pitches such as 6/12 or 12/12 pitches. Triple rows of panels can be installed on steep pitches such as 6/12, 8/12 or 10/12 pitches, but only if they're spaced properly apart so that there isn't any overlap between panels during installation.

The main factor to consider when choosing a standing seam metal roof panel is the maintenance and repair considerations. Most standing seam metal panels are designed for low-pitch roofs, so it’s important to ensure that your roof pitch is within the recommended ranges.


Standing seam metal roof is the preferred choice when it comes to steep slope applications and can be used on residential, commercial, and agricultural structures, and industrial structures as well. Get a free estimate for your new metal roof with Bryant Roofing Services.

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