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Trap-Tee Recover

Trap-Tee Recover

McElroy’s Trap-Tee standing seam system is a versatile panel that is equally well-suited for new construction, remove, and replace retrofit, as well as recover applications where the existing roof is left in place.

The Trap Tee's symmetrical panel design also delivers greater wind uplift capability and a quicker install process making it a highly effective yet cost-conscious workhorse.

This panel also boasts a 2 3/4" tall standing seam roof mechanically seamed to resolve the three major shortcomings of conventional trapezoidal standing seam roof systems.

For panel lengths over 40' site forming is available to eliminates end laps that tend to leak over time, oversized seams and special clips dramatically increase wind uplift capacity, and the symmetrical design allows for easy repair or alteration after the roof is installed. 

Our standard paint system for the Trap Tee system is Kynar 500® (PVDF), the industry's best coating for long-term protection against panel chalk and fade. For budget-conscious or low-sloped applications, this panel is also available in acrylic-coated Galvalume®.

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Advantages of Recover vs. Replacement


50-60 Year Service Life


Minimal Occupant Disruption


Individual Panel Replaceability

Extremely High Uplift Capacity

Long Length Panels Eliminate Leak Prone Panel Laps

Onsite Rollforming & 24" Wide Panel Options Offer Greatest Labor Savings

Onsite Rollforming Option Minimizes Damage, Storage Requirements & Debris

Original Building Design Protected

Multi Span Clips Offer Unparalleled Uplift

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Trap Tee Advantages Include:

  • Ease of installation
  • Individual panel replaceability
  • Watertight seam design
  • Outstanding wind uplift
  • 1/4:12 minimum roof slope
  • Single-piece panels up to 250' long
  • No lap conditions = Improved weathertightness
  • Bi-directional seamaer
  • Ideal for: new construction; remove and replace; and recover for open frame buildings

Specifications & Details

Profile 2 3/4" Mechanically Seamed
Manufacturing Facilities Houston, TX
Seam Cap Seam cap includes 2 beads of continuous factory-applied sealant
Minimum slope 1/4:12
Installation Can be installed over a solid deck or open framing
Suitability Best suited for simple sloped roofs without dormers, hips, valleys or other special conditions.
Note Oil Canning is a natural occurrence in metal panels and is not a cause for panel rejection
Uplift Test ASTM E1592
Air Infiltration ASTM E1680
Water Infiltration ASTM E1646
Testing Data For any available Test Data, Section Properties, or Load Tables, please visit our downloads section
Panel Info
Panel Width 18" & 24" Site Formed
18" Factory Produced
Panel configurations Minor Ribs
Coating Acrylic Coated Galvalume®
Kynar 500® (PVDF)
Substrate Standard 24 GA Galvalume®
Optional 22 GA & 20 GA Galvalume®

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