Types Of Metal Roof

Types Of Metal Roof

Home Metal Roofing A-Zinc Types & Styles Types of Metal Roofing Metal Roofing is available in a variety of materials. These metals bring a combination of strength, flexibility, and longevity that will compliment any home. Vertical Seam Panels Thru-fastened panels are long-length panels that have ribs running from the eave to the ridge of the roof. These panels are fastened with gasketed screws that penetrate the panel into the roof decking substrate. Typical of this type of roofing is 5-V, which is used extensively in the Southeastern U.S. Many mountain homes and cabins also use thru-fastened panels very successfully. Residential standing seam panels with an attachment flange hidden by the next panel are growing in popularity throughout the country. The fact that the attachment point is covered by the adjacent panel makes for a very clean looking installation and protects against weather.These panels are steel, aluminum, copper, zinc or terne metal. On longer length standing seam panels (over 20 feet) hidden moveable clips are attached to the roof deck and the seam of the roof panel. This arrangement allows for movement of the panel due to thermal expansion and contraction of the roof panel during the day and night. Modular Press-formed panels-prepainted Modular Press-formed prepainted panels are painted interlocking panels with standard dimensions and shapes and are growing in popularity for residential applications. They may be steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, or terne metal. These panels may resemble wood shake, tile, slate or shingles. The roof panels are attached with hidden fasteners directly to the roof deck in most applications. They are usually 4-way interlocking to provide exceptional wind up-lift resistance. Modular Press-formed Granular Coated Modular Press-formed granular coated are standard dimension panels that are either thru-fastened or attached with hidden fasteners and coated with an acrylic coating with embedded stone granules on the surface. Shake, tile, and shingle shapes are all made out of 26 gauge steel. The panels may be installed over a batten/counter batten wood grid system or directly to the roof deck. To view examples of different types of metal roofing check out the Product Gallery.
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Types Of Metal Roof

Hello Bob, As far as I can tell, a standing seam metal roof may indeed be a better option for you, and here is why; you mentioned that the area you live in is subject to some serious winds and hail storms that can easily damage an asphalt shingle roof. If you go with asphalt, there is a significant risk of some serious roof damage from wind and hail down the road. You may save some money today, but you may well have to replace your roof again, just a few years from now, at which point I am pretty sure you will go with metal. Why not do it off the get go!? – You could get security and piece of mind by installing a metal roof, which would be a much better defense against strong winds and hail storms compared to a 30 year shingle roof. Also, as you have mentioned, there your homeowner’s insurance premiums would decrease if you choose to go with a metal roof. Furthermore, consider some significant energy savings if you opt for an energy star rated metal roof, which could help you save some 20% to 30% on your cooling costs. I dare say that in Central Arizona, it can add up to a good chunk of change!
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Types Of Metal Roof

I am currently looking to replace my damaged shingle roof w/ metal roofing of some kind and I am having trouble deciding which type of metal roof to go with. My home is a manufactured home (also known as a double-wide in some places) so I have a very simple roof w/ the exception of 1 dormer, 2 skylights, the furnace chimney, and several vents (I know that 3 of them are for bathroom/kitchen exhaust fans). The rest of the vents I assume are for roof ventilation (there are 6 all in a row along the ridge of the house). There is also venting in the soffits. I do not have an attic, I have vaulted ceilings. At this time, I have no tree cover in my yard & my home sits facing East/West so it is in the sun all day long & my home gets very hot as a result. I live in central WI. My questions: 1) My home is less valuable than a stick built home & metal roofing can be very expensive. Which type of metal roofing would you install? So that I wouldn’t “price myself out of the market” as realtors like to say 2) I have a question about ice/water shield. On one estimate, the contractor quoted for 3 ft of ice and water shield & another quoted for 6 ft. from my reading it sounds like 2 ft inside the wall space is to code. Which would you go with? Is more better in this case? Does it depend on the kind of metal roofing ? Please remember that my eaves are much smaller than a standard house. 3) Due to the sun/heat my roof will have to endure I am concerned with “oil canning” if I go with standing seam metal roofing. Is there something that can be done during the installation that can prevent it? 4) The last wind storm in my area had wind gusts of approx. 60 mph (which is how my roof became damaged in the first place). The prevailing winds usually come out of the West. Is there something that can be done on installation to help prevent wind damage in the future? 5) Can the venting be replaced with a ridge cap vent & still provide adequate ventilation? Sorry it’s so long but thank you in advance for any help
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Types Of Metal Roof

Hi Holly, 1) Normally, a ribbed (R panels) metal roof should be considerably less expensive than standing seam. Ribbed metal roofs normally have exposed fasteners, so that is one downside, but if your roof’s slope meets manufacturer’s specs. then it could be a nice way to keep your house cooler in the summer. Make sure you go with a Kynar 500 equivalent, CoolRoof rated color. A metal shingles roof could be another less-costly than standing seam option for you. Flashing details around dormer and skylights may be tough with a ribbed metal roof. 2) Ice and water shield is more important to have for a roof covered with asphalt shingles where melted water can actually rise up underneath the shingles. I think 3 feet of ice and water on each side should be plenty. But, what about the underlayment? What kind of underlayment are you getting? You should be asking for a breathable synthetic underlayment such as Deck Armor by GAF. They sell it at Lowe’s and Home Depot. 3) If you go with standing seam and oil canning is a concern, there is a simple way to prevent it; getting mid-panel stiffening ribs, for the full length of a metal panel. Also, the wider the panel the higher the chance of oil canning to occur, so keep the width of the panel in mind. 4) Properly installed metal roofs should withstand the wind gusts of 100 mph and then some. You should check the system specs. before the installation. 5) Ridge Vent only works if there are soffit vents. So, the answer is yes, as long as you have soffit vents. Good Luck!
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Types Of Metal Roof

I’m doing the research to replace my cedar shingle roof, which is failing (it is original to the house, 1985). Some of the shingles are nearly 2 inches thick, nice quality shingles. However, we want a metal roof. The house is about 100 yards from the Pacific Ocean, so I understand from reading this site I should be looking at aluminum, and a thick gauge since I’m in Oregon with extreme winds, at times. My question concerns the fasteners. Do I understand correctly that the standing seam roof uses fasteners that are not exposed to the elements (salt spray)? A contractor I talked with indicated the metal roofs in this area have had problems with rusted fasteners even if the roof is okay. I wonder if they did other type of metal roofs, or if I’m just too close to the ocean to have metal. Also, I went to the 150Points.com web site and there are no contractors in my area for over 100 miles. The down side to living the quiet life. Can a regular contractor be trusted to properly install a metal/aluminum roof? Thank you. This site has great information.
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Types Of Metal Roof

Hi Cardel, The roofer you consulted is either purposely misleading you or does not know what he is talking about. While most asphalt shingle roofs get blown away in a hurricane, most properly-installed metal roofs remain on houses they were designed to protect. That’s why many architects prefer metal over shingles when specifying roofing systems for homes. Since most modern metal roofs are rated for hurricane-grade winds, you’ve got nothing to worry about with a properly installed metal roof. Energy efficiency and longevity are also important to consider even if the initial/upfront cost of a metal roof is higher than shingles. As far as your concern about wind uplift, most asphalt shingles roofing systems are only rated for up to 60 mph winds. Should you decide to save a bit of money upfront and go with shingles, look for a system that is rated for hurricane-grade winds. Look for a high-end architectural/dimensional (heavier and thicker grade) of asphalt shingles from companies such as GAF, Owens Corning, or Certainteed, but remember their warranties are pro-rated and pretty much meaningless. — The roofer should also use 8 nails per shingle to make it less prone to being blown away in the storm. With metal roofs, many systems are rated for 110 to 160 mph winds. I know stone-coated steel roofs from manufacturers like Gerard or Decra are popular in Florida, although I personally prefer the look of metal shingles or better yet standing seam (more costly). You can find a quality roofing contractor and estimate the cost of installing a metal roof on 150 Points. Their database of roofing pros is growing, and their roofing cost calculator is second to none. Hope this helps and Good Luck!

Types Of Metal Roof

Types Of Metal Roof