A: Steep pitch (greater than 6 inches per foot) cross-seam detail.
B: Shallow pitch (less than 6 inches per foot) cross-seam detail.
The soldered cross-seam connector (c) can be replaced with a solderless
connector in terne or TCS.
by Walter Jowers
A generation ago, sheet-metal workers
built a lot of cornices, skylights and
roofs—usually standing-seam roofs. While
few new roofs of this type have been
installed on houses since about 1940, a
growing number of old-house owners today
are opting to replace their original
Most roofing contractors won't go near
the job unless they can tear off the metal
and install asphalt shingles or roll
roofing—or worse yet, coat the metal with