What Are the Different Types of Metal Roofing?

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Different Types of Metal Roofing

If you’re considering options for a new roof install, you may be wondering what the different types of metal roofing are. Standing-seam panels, exposed-fastener panels, metal tiles, and stone-coated steel are some of the popular metal roofs.

At the Roofing Center, we’re proud to offer a variety of time-tested, excellent quality metal roofs to our customers across Montana, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. In this article, we’ll be discussing a few metal roofing options.

What are the Benefits of Metal Roofs?

In general, metal roofs provide the advantages of being lightweight yet strong, energy-efficient, long-lasting, maximum snow and rain shedding, and the ability to mimic the look of other materials.

Standing-Seam Metal Roofing

Standing-seam metal roofs are a popular roofing system that allows the fasteners to be concealed within the panels. The raised seams, typically 1 to 2.5 inches in height, are adjoined by connecting panels that snap together.

The benefits of this system include a clean, lovely finished look, the ability for the panels to expand and contract with temperature changes, and plenty of airflows that allows for good roof ventilation. Popular metal choices for standing seam metal include steel and copper.

Exposed Fastener Panels

A classic type of metal roofing, exposed fastener panels are often made of steel with exposed fastener displayed on the finished product.

With this type of metal roofing system, the steel panels are attached to the roof deck or the battens down through the face of the metal panels. To be waterproof, the fasteners must have gaskets that seal around the site of penetration.

This type of metal roofing is rather economical and provides a classic steel roof look for businesses, homes, and agricultural buildings.

Metal Tiles

Metal tile roofing mimics the beauty of clay tile roofs but comes with the distinct advantage of being much more lightweight and easier to install.

This roofing system is offered in sheets of varying lengths and widths, rather than as single metal tiles. Many people like the modern flair of these metal roofs with the splash of Mediterranean elegance.

Installing metal tile roofing has the distinct advantage over clay or concrete tiles of now needing to build a more expensive roof structural frame to bear the load of the clay or concrete.

Manufacturers of metal tiles offer a variety of profiles and colors to match the aesthetic of your home or business.

Stone-Coated Steel Metal Roofing

Stone-coated steel metal roofing is a material that is significantly rising in popularity across the US market. This metal roofing is stamped into various shapes and textures and coated with stone to mimic clay, concrete, wood shake, and asphalt shingles.

The benefits of this roofing system are numerous. Stone-coated steel is lightweight but incredibly strong and long-lasting. These roofs can easily last at least 50 years and are often manufactured to resist hurricane-force winds, fire, hail, and weather aging.

Some stone-coated steel, such as the Tilcor CF shingle, offers a concealed-fastener system for a clean, modern look. This type of roofing can be installed direct-to-deck or on a battens system. This roofing system provides excellent energy efficiency due to increased airflow and UV reflection.

Contact the Pros at the Roofing Center

At the Roofing Center, we’re proud to offer top-the-line metal roofs to our Montana, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho customers. We work with excellent manufacturers like Tilcor and Boral Steel to offer the best metal roofing materials to our customers.

With over 35 years of experience in the industry, our expert team of professional roofers is here to provide lifetime roofing systems. If you’ve been considering the different types of metal roofing for your new install, and are ready for consultation, contact us today and see what our roofing team can do for you.

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