Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular for homeowners across America. Installing a metal roof is one of the best investments you can make as far as your home or building is concerned.
Metal roofing is an alternative to asphalt shingles, wood shake, and other types of roofing made from large, thin sheets of coated metal that are screwed onto your roof.
Five of the most common materials used in metal roofing are Galvalume, stainless steel, aluminum, zinc, and copper.
Also called “standing seam,” has no exposed screws, making them the most weathertight and maintenance-free system. Standing seam is a good choice for commercial and high-end residential projects but requires higher-skilled craftsmen and more labor costs for installation. But it looks great and works very well.
You want to make sure that all exposed fasteners are long-life; it will make all the difference in the performance and lifespan of your metal roof. Exposed-fastener panels are typically 26 to 29 gauge, compared to the heavier 22 to 24 gauge used in standing-seam roofing. A specifically designed fastener with a sealing washer to fasten through the panels. These panels require less labor for installation and are economical for many residential and some light commercial projects.