Home Depot Metal Roofing Panels

Home Depot Metal Roofing Panels

Shop The Home Depot for Roofing & Gutters The Home Depot has everything you need in roofing materials and rain gutters for practically any construction or home improvement project. We carry all the major brands and a wide variety of metal roofing materials, rubbing roofing materials, corrugated roofing, shingles and rain gutter covers and guards. Whatever project you are working on – metal roofing installation, new sheet metal roofing, rain gutters, metal roofing shingle replacement – we have the roofing materials and rain gutter parts to get the job done.If you are a pro looking for commercial roofing materials, go no further than The Home Depot for all of your roofing supplies. From resilient roll roofing for roofs with low slope, to a distinctive architectural shingle that is thicker and offers a dramatic appearance – we have every type and style of roofing material that you are looking for.Beyond our expansive inventory of roofing and rain gutter supplies, you can always turn to The Home Depot for advice, Buying Guides and step-by-step instructions for any roofing or gutter projects – even professional roof repair or gutter installation. When you’re in the store, the knowledgeable associates at The Home Depot can help you decide which insulation is the best for your individual needs. The Home Depot is the best resource for do-it-yourselfers and professionals.
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Home Depot Metal Roofing Panels

The Home Depot has everything you need in roofing materials and rain gutters for practically any construction or home improvement project. We carry all the major brands and a wide variety of metal roofing materials, rubbing roofing materials, corrugated roofing, shingles and rain gutter covers and guards. Whatever project you are working on – metal roofing installation, new sheet metal roofing, rain gutters, metal roofing shingle replacement – we have the roofing materials and rain gutter parts to get the job done.If you are a pro looking for commercial roofing materials, go no further than The Home Depot for all of your roofing supplies. From resilient roll roofing for roofs with low slope, to a distinctive architectural shingle that is thicker and offers a dramatic appearance – we have every type and style of roofing material that you are looking for.Beyond our expansive inventory of roofing and rain gutter supplies, you can always turn to The Home Depot for advice, Buying Guides and step-by-step instructions for any roofing or gutter projects – even professional roof repair or gutter installation. When you’re in the store, the knowledgeable associates at The Home Depot can help you decide which insulation is the best for your individual needs. The Home Depot is the best resource for do-it-yourselfers and professionals.
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Home Depot Metal Roofing Panels

Whereas our research shows Lowe’s having limited options (under 10) for metal roofing panels, Home Depot offers at least 25 options, and more when taking color into account. Home Depot carries 2 brands when it comes to metal roof paneling: again the popular Fabral brand as well as Metal Sales, which is the predominant offering from Home Depot. Metal Sales is a manufacturer that’s been in business roughly as long as Fabral, though not as well known.
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Home Depot Metal Roofing Panels

The important thing though is the web pages for these manufacturers shows that the retail stores are carrying a very limited selection of what each offers. Looking at the Metal Sales page, you’ll notice they have a number of concealed fastener metal roofing systems, though Home Depot (not to mention Lowe’s) carries none. Sticking with the Metal Sales product page (for residential), each panel is nicely presented, with pictorial measurements, available steel gauges, and a number of related resources (specification type sheets) to name a few things. Below their Product Finder is a link for “Colors and Finishes.” Again, Metal Sales was the only product line at both stores that has more than one color offering, and their main website shows at least 3 times the color options Home Depot carries for Metal Sales products.
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Home Depot Metal Roofing Panels

Home Depot provides standing seam panels. But the majority of what is provided from the two stores is the exposed fastener variety of panels. Another significant difference between the two is that the interlocking panels allows the overall metal roof to naturally expand or contract depending on how heat naturally affects metal. High heat (hot days) will lead to slight expansion while cooler temps (winter days) lead to contraction in the metal. With exposed fasteners, the difference is slight, but enough so that over several years, the fasteners will be impacted, loosened, and thus breaking what was otherwise a solid seal. The metal material itself is likely good to go for another 30 years or more beyond this, but because of the exposed fastener system, it may need to be addressed by re-fastening all areas. Standing seam with its concealed fasteners, will generally last a solid 40 years, even up to 75 years, as the seals are not as impacted by the hot/cold cycles.
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Home Depot Metal Roofing Panels

If corrugated metal panels are what you are seeking, then Home Depot is not the place to shop. There is an asphalt corrugated offering, but that is outside the scope of our article. Home Depot carries mainly ribbed style paneling and some standing seam options. In other words, metal roofing for the home, as well as other possible exterior applications.
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Home Depot Metal Roofing Panels

Lowe’s and Home Depot sell metal roofing, but only in select locations – mostly in northern states and in the Midwest. This is because there is not enough demand for these products in every store. Why? Well, smart guys at both of these companies did the market research and figured out that it does not make sense for them to stock metal roofing in every store. However, you can order online or at the Pro Desk, and in a couple of days your panels will be shipped to your nearest store, for pick-up.
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Home Depot Metal Roofing Panels

When it comes to exposed fastener metal roof systems, Lowe’s has a small amount of corrugated and ribbed style panels. They primarily carry two manufacturers, the popular Fabral brand and the steadfast Union Corrugating Company (established in the 1950’s). The product offerings from Lowe’s by these 2 metal roofing companies are nearly identical, and the quality is essentially the same. The gauge for their corrugated metal panels is around 31, and for the ribbed panels, it is 29, possibly as low as 26.
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Also with corrugated metal panels, Lowe’s makes it a point to say these panels are ideal for: garages, patio covers and utility buildings. Thus, not so ideal for residential roofing, but that is obviously up to the home owner. All Lowe’s corrugate panels are noted as not impact resistant. This means impact from heavy weather (i.e hail) or from person walking on it. Either could damage or dent the material. Not that this is probable, but is indication of what limitations the buyer may wish to place upon it, before making a buying decision. With corrugated panels, there is no warranty for the material, and the rationale there (our guess) is because the material is not premium, thus not intended to last say more than 20 years. It could last longer with proper installation and routine maintenance, but is essentially understood to be decent material at low cost, for secondary remodeling projects.
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Like all things roofing, a professional contractor is your best bet for installation of metal roof. This article, however, is taking a different approach as we focus on products you can obtain through Home Depot and/or Lowe’s. A local carpenter or professional roofer may still be how the product gets installed, but depending on the home remodeling project and your needs, the DIY approach is within reach for many metal roofing applications.
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In our research, Lowe’s offers less options for metal roofing than Home Depot. It doesn’t appear to provide any standing seam panels, and the color availability is significantly less than what you’d find at Home Depot. With Lowe’s online, the information tends to vary by region, thus challenging, for us, to convey information that may not be accurate for all readers.
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There are a few caveats to consider if going through Home Depot or Lowe’s as the middlemen in purchasing products. Color options will be limited quite a bit. For the average consumer, metal tiles, metal shingles and metal shake are not readily attainable from these stores. With that in mind, we will focus on the metal panels that are offered and available, plus make note of the other materials needed for installation, all of which are available from these stores.
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States where ice dams, hail damage or wild fires are common problems, are prime locations to carry metal panels, because metal roofing is excellent at preventing ice dams, stopping hail or fire. In fact, in many states where wildfires are a big problem, homeowners can get home a insurance discount if they install a metal roof.
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Pricing for ribbed style panels is better at Home Depot than what you’ll find at Lowe’s. Keep in mind, most if not all Home Depot panels include colors baked in, which will include a warranty of 25 to 45 years for the paint (to last before it fades or chalks). That right there is worth a few extra dollars per panel, and yet, it is actually lower than Lowe’s, comparatively.