You have numerous options available to you when you choose to install a metal roof on your structure. Metal roofing comes in many varieties, and batten roofing is a specialized type of metal roofing system that utilizes an understructure to provide benefits you don’t get with most other types of metal roofing.
Before you have a metal roof of any kind installed on your building, you should consult with a skilled professional. A roofing expert will be able to inspect the structure for you and tell you what kind of roof will work best. Metal batten seam roofing may be your best option in some cases, but you want to hear your roofer’s recommendations before making a decision.
This kind of roofing style is visually pleasing and can be very durable, when installed properly and when you use high-quality materials.
How Batten Seams Benefit You
With batten seam roofing, you need an underlying framework to mount the metal panels. The panels will be placed between a raised batten strip, and then a cap will be installed to hide the seam. This keeps the panels together and prevents the panels from slipping or coming apart. It also creates a waterproof layer that does an excellent job of protecting your structure and the interior from damage.
The batten beams used to be made of wood, but now most roofs use metal ones to create an entirely metal framework. It’s a more durable roofing system now and it can hold up to some severe abuse over the years and still function beautifully.
Batten seams are great at keeping water from pooling, and they work as natural guttering for your building, allowing the water to run off. That’s especially true when they are used in architectural designs with steep slopes, which is the kind of roof they are most commonly used for. Most metal batten seam roofs have pointed or sloped designs. These are roofs that are able to stand up well against strong winds too, and they are ideal for complicated or unconventional roofing systems.