can I bend a hem in a standing seam metal roof without the correct tools?
I have never done a standing seam roof before.
I am building a 4500 sq ft workshop.
I thought a standing seam roof was out of my budget … and it is if I have a contractor install it.
They I found a standing seam roof that can go over purlins ….. $7K to sheet the roof … $1500 if I put 2 x 4’s every 24″ ….. that brings the metal roof in line with a standard shingle roof.
I found roofing that is snap lock so I don’t need to worry about a machine to seal the seams.
My only issue it the two long seams at the start and finish of the roof … a 37 ft long hem!
I watched all the videos … looks like they use a rolling bender to get the 90 … then a disc bender to get it over the rest of the way.
There tools are expensive and once I do the 4 hemmed edges, I will not need them again.
I called a few rental places … no one has one to rent.
I looked on ebay and facebook marketplace … no cheap version of the tools and no used ones for sale.
So, my question, can I make this bend any other way?
I thought about using the 18″ bender I will need at the bottom of each panel and going along with it but I was worried it would leave a mark at the end every time I move it.
Here is a link to some videos of he project of youtube: workshop videos
Here is a link to a post I put up yesterday showing the shop: facebook post
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!