Contemporary roof design and manufacturing is a place of continuous innovation and exploration. Zahner has played a role in this architectural feature since the company's founding in 1897. Over the years, Zahner has been involved in thousands of roofing projects, from historic standing roof systems to flat seam, bold batten roofs, and even glass roof systems.
Today the company continues in that tradition. In the late twentieth century, the company began developing proprietary roof systems. This includes the Inverted Seam roof, which was designed for both its clean aesthetics as well as its powerful internal guttering system. This system can be used to channel and control water on near-level roofs.
In 2016, the company developed a completely new system which was used on the slow-curving roof of Grace Farms in Connecticutt. Randy Stratman, Director of Engineering, discussed how this was developed. This is the kind of continuous innovation and development that represent the engineer and fabricators at Zahner.