Did you know.........?
Industries is the FIRST in the Asia-Pacific region to use
the latest State-of-the-art
to cure our high performance pre-painted steel paint
coatings (instead of the
conventional gas-fired ovens where hot air is mechanically
blown over the metal strip to cure the paint coating).
IR curing is
superior to conventional gas curing for the following
dry and cure paints at low temperatures to avoid
overheating the outer layers, which can leave the layers
underneath wet, creating blisters, and producing a weak,
unattractive finish. IR curing uses infrared radiation
to heat paints and coatings from the inside out, which
produces superior looking and more durable finishes.
infrared heating process is the purest and most direct
application of heat.
systems do not require high airflows common in
Infrared curing avoids circulating dust particles that
can ruin your product's finish - unlike conventional
convection methods that are unreliable to control
does not migrate as there are no high airflows. Hence
paint film thicknesses are always consistent across
next time you specify COLOURCOIL®
pre-painted steel for your metal roofing project, you can
rest assured that you will be getting a lead-free end product
with finishes that are brilliant, smooth and blemish-free,
exhibiting excellent colour retention and film durability
properties.............colours that last.
Learn more about
performance pre-painted steel
Standing-Seam Metal Roofs Basics
standing seam metal roof can be fabricated on the jobsite in
a few days--and last for the life of the home.
Metal roofing's attributes are impressive. Durable and long
lasting, a metal roof requires little maintenance, can be
retrofitted over many existing roofing materials, is
available in a wide range of colors and styles, and is fire
resistant. Standing seam metal roofs have shed their
industrial roots to become an architectural statement.
A standing seam roof is constructed of many interlocking
panels that run vertically from the roof's ridge (the top of
the roof) to the eave. The interlocking seam where two
panels join together is raised above the roof's flat
surface, allowing water to run off without seeping between
Standing seam roofs come in many shapes and sizes. In some
instances, the vertical panels are cut to length at a
factory and delivered to the job site. Other types are
shaped and cut right on the job site using portable
equipment. Other options include standing seam "shingles"
that arrive prepackaged (typically in three- to five-foot
lengths) and are installed in a staggered pattern for visual
Two types of methods are commonly used to secure the panels
to the roof sheathing. Hidden fasteners are secured to the
raised portion of each panel, and subsequently covered by
the next adjoining panel during installation.
There are many
categories of metal panels. The term standing seam often is
used as a generic description for a class of metal roof
seams. The name standing seam is derived from the fact that
the seams are joined together above the panel flats. The
term also is used to refer to a panel profile that includes
a standing seam, the vertical leg/flat pan.
Fig 1.0 Typical examples of
architectural standing seams
Standing seam metal roof
roofing manufacturer/contractor will first equip himself a
with a spool of thin-gauge sheet metal (i.e. pre-painted
steel material) that would be formed
and cut to length using a self-contained, portable
metalworking tool called a brake.
of sheet metal maybe purchased from coil coating specialist
such as Colourcoil Industries.
section of the metal roof is individually formed to the
desired length. This reduces jobsite waste, as short and
long panels can be cut to the appropriate length. The
shaping machine, called a brake, is specifically designed to
form the interlocking panels.
Although some hand trimming is
involved, the panels are formed and cut to length and ready
to install in just a few minutes.
Individual roof elements are
installed in a specific sequence to create a watertight
seal. First, roofing paper or felt paper is installed over the roof
sheathing. Next, the roof's valleys (formed where two roof
sections meet at an angle) are covered. A preformed ridge
cap covers the roof's peak. Each of the vertical roof
sections will be attached to the ridge vent for a uniform
Each roof panel that runs from
ridge to eave tucks neatly into the ridge vent. Clips secure
each panel to the roof sheathing. Using hidden fasteners
creates a more polished look once the job is completed. The
next adjoining panel will cover the clips that secure each
panel (left). The raised seams formed by the panel ends are
crimped together to form a watertight seal.
Each adjacent roof panel is
crimped together. Each panel hides the clips that secure the
adjacent panel to the roof sheathing. By completely covering
the fasteners, they are not exposed to the
elements--reducing the possibility of water damaging the
roof sheathing or the structural system below.
The final results: Ridge cap,
valleys and vertical sections all come together to form a
watertight seal against the elements. A properly installed
metal roof can go many years with little or no maintenance.
Often, a fresh coat of paint is all that is required to
return a twenty-year-old roof to like-new status.
article only provides some basic information on
architectural standing seam and we recommend that you
obtain qualified expert advice confirming to the suitability
of this type of metal roofing before any application.
standing seam metal roofs can be seen on our website
When selecting metal roofing or wall cladding for
your home or prestigious project, two important items to
look at are (1) the grade of pre-painted steel material and
(2) the metal roof or wall cladding profile.
Did you get
what you specified?
high performance pre-painted steel for metal roofing are
brand-marked on the back of the colour coated sheet for your
peace of mind. This is to protect you as an end-user so that
you will not be shortchanged into getting something that you
did not specify.
Hence, if you
have specified our high performance pre-painted steel for
your metal roofing or wall cladding project, always check on
the back of the roofing sheet to make sure that you get what
you or your client paid for.
As an alternative, you may call and check back with us for
proof of purchase by the metal roofing manufacturer. Just
simply ask him for the coil reference numbers. FYI, every
pre-painted steel coil leaving our factory is tested with a
unique number assigned to the coil. A sample of each
pre-painted coil is also retained by our factory laboratory
for future testing.
Presentation at JKR Terengganu
Colourcoil Industries was
recently invited on the 19th November by JKR (Jabatan Kerja
Raya, i.e. Public Works) Terengganu to give a technical
presentation on our high performance pre-painted steel for
metal roofing and wall cladding. The seminar was attended by
some 70 people comprising of technical staff from JKR Terengganu
including district engineers as well as architects from the
private sector . Representing
Colourcoil Industries were Francis Chiu - our Director,
Peter Wong - speaker, commercial manager as well as our
Colourcoil marketing staff, Mashita and Wai Hing. For most of the
participants, the seminar proved to be interesting as it is
the first time they attended a technical presentation given
by coil coating company.
Special thanks to the Pengarah,
Tuan Haji Rosly Bin Zainal, Tn. Hj. Mohd Annuar bin Dato' Hj.
Ngah, Ar. Yezreen bt. Mohamed Yusof, En. Abd. Ghafor bin
Maidin, Tn. Hj. Che Husin bin Che Muda and Pn. Siti Norlaili
binti Mohd Maasom for arranging and giving us the
opportunity to present our products.
Need more info?
Whether you are an architect, engineer, developer, house owner or a metal roofing manufacturer, our marketing team will be most delighted to discuss with you on your specific product requirements.
If you wish to obtain a free brochure or complete specifications and colour charts, please contact our courteous and friendly marketing staff by calling the nearest office or just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.