In general, it is standard practice to hem the last 1″ of the standing seam panel and lock it to the drip edge. Hemming the panel is a way of concealing the exposed (and sharp) end of the roofing panel. Hemming can be done with very simple tools, such as a bar folding tool, or more versatile and precise tools, like roll benders. See below for the variety of hemming solutions that we offer at Stortz Tools.
This locking tool will pay for itself time and time again
Once the panel edge is prepped and hemmed, the panel is slid into place. To achieve a complete and finished look to the panel, the hemmed portion is squeezed, or locked onto the drip edge. The Eaves Seam Locker is the quick and professional way to finish your panel.
In this video, Craig Hardin of Hardin Exteriors & Roofing is showing his technique for prepping a panel that will than be installed at the eaves edge. Please note that this is an alternative method for finishing the panel.