Metal Roof Paint Lowes

Metal Roof Paint Lowes

So the primary type of metal roof that both of these stores sell is a 5-rib (R-panel profile) 29 ga steel roof panels with acrylic coating. This is an “exposed fastener system that is VERY easy to install for roofers and homeowners alike, and provides great protection from rain, snow and ice. Unlike asphalt shingles, it is a long-lasting roof covering (with proper maintenance). Here is how a 5-rib metal roof is installed on battens, over old shingles:
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Metal Roof Paint Lowes

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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Metal Roof Paint Lowes

In most of the US regions, products like asphalt shingles are much more popular than metal panels, which would not sell as well, while taking up valuable retail space. On the other hand, the weather conditions in northern states and in the Midwest create a much bigger demand for metal roof panels from homeowners and small contractors.
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Metal Roof Paint Lowes

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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Metal Roof Paint Lowes

Home Depot sells the same type of 5-rib R Panel made by some “no name” brand – Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation. Honestly, I’ve never heard of them, while Fabral is a big player in the metal roofing industry.
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Metal Roof Paint Lowes

I have gathered more data on Lowe’s metal roofing than any other source, except for the company itself. The good part that I’m happy to share with you, is that since Sep. 2013, when I began tracking, prices have dropped by more than 20%!
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Metal Roof Paint Lowes

This is great news for ALL homeowners (and contractors) interested in CHEAP metal roofing options, because now this is on par with asphalt shingles, which have had only a marginal change of less than 2-5% depending on the brand and type of shingle. And this is when crude oil costs a mere $30 / barrel, and oil byproduct (bitumen) is the main and most expensive ingredient in manufacturing of asphalt shingles.
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Metal Roof Paint Lowes

For advanced flashing, such as skylights and chimneys, this is not a very good product – hence you don’t see much of it installed on residential homes. While it can be done with some custom flashing, I recommend that you hire a professional METAL Roofer, for any complex flashing details.