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Angle standing seam

Features of the zinc standing seam façade

Standing seam zinc cladding offers a directional design created by the continuity of the joints. Combined with the inimitable mineral appearance of elZinc surface finishes, this system creates clean and aesthetic façades.

The angle standing seam system is ideal for carrying out on your most original designs, whether flat or curved.

  • Traditional cladding system based on the double lock standing seam.
  • Principally used in façade cladding, on flat or curved areas.
  • Weather-tight from 25º of pitch and above if used in roofing.
  • Attractive design layouts complement different architectural styles.
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standing seam basic information

Basic system information

The zinc angle standing seam system is suitable for large surfaces, in a horizontal, vertical or inclined design.
Check out the details of the different components that make up the standing seam cladding system:

1. elZinc® angle standing seam roofing tray.
2. Angle Standing seam joint (horizontal, vertical or set at an angle)
3. Flat lock transversal joint
4. Welt of angle seam
5. Expansion gap at seam base
6. Seam centres dimension, normally from 430 to 600mm
7. Stainless steel ‘fixed’ clip – anchors the tray in position
8. Stainless steel ‘sliding’ clip – allows longitudinal expansion
9. Stainless steel flat lock clip – for clipping the transversal joints

You can also consult all the information about the standing seam for roofs.

Fixing and dimensioning

The width of the trays should be dimensioned using the information available in designing with elZinc®.

Aesthetic considerations sometimes mean narrower trays than those required to resist wind loading are chosen.

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Design: Appearance

Angle seam façades exhibit fairly pronounced directionality – the longitudinal angle seam is more visible than the flat lock cross joints and so it dominates the aesthetic.  The thin gauge zinc used can produce some degree of oil canning adding character to the façade.  If desired, this can be minimised by using 0.8mm elZinc® in narrower panel widths of 430mm.

Design possibilities

Angle standing seam offers the architect the opportunity to get creative with seam centres and cross joint placement to complement or enhance certain aspects of the overall design of the project.

A few of the more common designs are shown here. The horizontal designs can also be used vertically.  Long strip horizontal cladding is not recommended due to site handling difficulties


  • Seam centres: 430, 530, 580, and 600mm
  • Panel length: Maximum of 3000mm recommended.
  • Effect:  The cross joints will create some verticality as they line up


  • Seam centres: 430, 530, 580, and 600mm
  • Panel length: Maximum of 3000mm recommended
  • Effect:  The stepped cross joints impart a sense of movement

Varying panel widths

Unterschiedliche Scharenbreiten
  • Seam centres: 263, 430, 600mm shown
  • Panel length: Maximum of 3000mm recommended
  • Effect: Very longitudinal and very distinctive.  Gives the façade a very individual feeling

Long strip vertical or near vertical

Lange Scharen vertikal oder fast vertikal
  • Not recommended for horizontal formats due to site handling issues
  • Seam centres: 430, 530, 580 and 600mm
  • Panel length: Maximum of 10000mm recommended
  • Effect: Clean and elegant


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Façade cladding systems overview: Angle standing seam