Hip patterns: 9″12

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Learn to fold metal roofs: Pinch (standing) seam intersection at 90

This is a foundation seam. With this technique you can construct standing hips, bread pans (the alternative to z strips), curbs, or any place where you want or need an alternative to a lay-down seam.

With some drafting/pattern making knowledge you can use the seam in the video to construct lots of unique intersections.

TECU Master Seams: a primer in metal roof seaming

There is very little information in english on traditional metal roofing. This is what prompted me to begin studying seaming, and publishing the metal roofing bible in 2018 after years of study and work in this field. I found all of the American resources lacking in this department, and most of the leaders in the field of historical roofing in America lacking in their knowledge of time-honored methods for folding and seaming. This short brochure is one of the few examples that show basic seaming techniques.

Although it does not offer instruction on how to create patterns for unique situations, it gives the reader the basics of the “knots” used to accomplish different details in metal roofing without cutting, soldering, or sealants. These techniques allow the roofing elements to be free-folded, and more importantly it allows the roof to be repairable in the future without disrupting the entire assembly. This is not possible with american flat-lock methods where pans are soldered together creating a monolith.

hip patterns series 4:12 and 6:12

Over my time in the shelter from November, thru the beginning of February, I worked on these hip patters. These are useful for creating folded hips on a standing seam copper roof, although any light gauge material that will not rust can be used. Eventually I will get them all scanned and available on an index page. One-off patterns are always available. Contact for metal roofing design and pattern work!

Print out the PDFs and align to the un-formed pan end.


Print out the PDFs and align to the un-formed pan end.


Print out the PDFs and align to the un-formed pan end.


Print out the PDFs and align to un-formed pan end