METAL PANEL ROOFS STANDING SEAM - EXPOSED FASTENER - STAMPED METAL
Metal Panel Roofing
Roofing Force is the best sheet metal roofing contractor in the midwest. Metal Panel Roofing is growing in popularity due to its aesthetic appeal, low maintenance and long lifespan. Roofing Force's professional roofing crews are experienced and accredited in the installation of a large range of sheet metal roofing types including: Standing Seam, R Panel, Galvalume, Corrugated, AG Panel and other Vertical Metal Panel Roofs. Roofing Force also installs Future Roof stamped metal roofing. The Future Roof products are available in barrel tile, slate, shake, shingle and diamond profiles. Visit our Gallery to see examples of different roofing materials.
STANDING SEAM METAL ROOFING
Standing Seam is the most common and recognizable type of sheet metal roof. These vertical panel roofs have raised seams or ribs that are either mechanically seamed or connected by concealed fasteners. The standing seam look is often associated with certain types of Contemporary, Country/Cabin, or Key West style buildings. The metal is generally available in an array of gray, blue, brown, green, red and other earthy colors. Metal roofs have an excellent lifespan, are very energy efficient, and have excellent wind, fire, ice dam, and earthquake resistance. Metal is very tough, but it's not impervious to all hazards. The sheet metal in this type of roofing can sometimes be penetrated by heavy falling limbs or dented by large hailstones. Most Standing Seam panels come in a 26 or 24 gauge thickness. However, a thicker (22 gauge) metal panel is sometimes used on higher quality roofs. Standing Seam can be used on roof slopes as low as 1/12 with some mechanically double seamed profiles.
Because Roofing Force has its own Standing Seam Fabrication Machine, and specially trained installers, you will save money by choosing Roofing Force to install your roof quickly and properly.
EXPOSED FASTENER METAL ROOFING
Exposed Fastener Metal Panels, sometimes known as Ag Panel, Agricultural Panel, Corrugated Metal Roofing, PBR Panels, R-Panels, 5V Crimp Panel, Tin Roofs or Screw Down Panels, are a similar looking but less expensive roofing option than Standing Seam.
As compared to Standing Seam Panels, Exposed Fastener Panels are quicker and easier to install; the thickness of the metal is usually thinner (i.e. 29-26 gauge) and they are more likely to be dented or penetrated by hail or falling branches; the fasteners that attach to the roof are exposed/visible; because the fasteners penetrate the metal, they are more susceptible to leaking and should not be used on low slope roofs; the paint is usually a lower quality; and these panels require more maintenance as they get older and the flexible washers used to help prevent leakage may need to be replaced.
Exposed Fastener Panels have been traditionally used on barns, warehouses and industrial buildings. However, they are now being used in residential applications due to advances in underlayments, materials and installation methods in addition to the lower cost benefits.
STAMPED METAL PANEL ROOFING
The Stamped Metal Roofing products that Roofing Force installs are available in a variety of slate, shake, tile, diamond and shingle profiles and colors. These products have the benefits of other metal roofing but have a very different look. These panels are painted with a special Alunar Coating System or are available in real copper. The panels are also installed horizontally rather than vertically across the roof. Roofing Force is the exclusive installer of Interlock (aluminum) and Future Roof (steel core and uncoated real copper) products in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Because roofs in the midwest are susceptible to damage from large hailstones, Roofing Force generally installs steel core rather than aluminum stamped metal systems. All Future Roof roofing systems come standard with a Lifetime Limited Non-Prorated Transferable Warranty.
STONE COATED STEEL ROOFING
Stone Coated Steel roofing is a type of stamped metal because the initial panels are pressed in a similar way as painted stamped metal, but that is where the similarities end. As the name suggests, Stone Coated Steel is covered with stone granules and has a completely different look than the other materials discussed in this section. Please follow this link for an in depth description of Stone Coated Steel Roofing.