This is the first in an occasional series of posts about metal roofing, which has become increasingly popular in recent years, because of its durability and ability to add to the aesthetic appeal of virtually any building – residential or commercial. Although primarily focused on residential applications, our post content is relevant for commercial installations as well.
A metal roof can provide beautiful, watertight protection for 50 years or more – far exceeding the life span of a traditional shingle roof.
There are many different types of metal panels used by the construction industry. Each type of panel has its own application, depending on the type of building it’s being installed on. Standing seam metal roofing is a popular option for homeowners because, when the right materials are installed by the right contractor, a metal roof can provide beautiful, watertight protection for 50 years or more – far exceeding the life span of a traditional shingle roof.
Most homeowners and many contractors believe that any metal on a roof is “standing seam,” but that is incorrect. Often when a roofing contractor proposes standing seam to a homeowner, they are intending to install ribbed (bi-rib or classic rib) metal roofing panels, also known as “barn metal.” Barn metal panels are made from thin (26 or 28-gauge) metal and used extensively in agricultural and pole barn installations.
|Your home’s long-term appearance and structural integrity are important, and that’s why you should trust Royalty Roofing with your metal roof installation. In addition to using the proper roofing materials, our standing seam installation crews are highly trained and qualified, and undergo regular safety instruction. We are fully insured, bonded and licensed for your peace of mind.|
Our next post in this series will go into more detail about the differences between standing seam and ribbed panels, and attachment methods.