Most common types of metal roofing

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While roofing in Knoxville TN, we encounter some amazing situations that, at times, make you laugh, scratch your head and/or curse. Thus, we wanted to share these often unique roofing situations with you!

Metal roofing is becoming more and more popular since they offer a lot of benefits. Metal is lightweight, strong, fire resistance and energy efficient.  We believe metal is an excellent alternative.  You can drive around your neighborhood and see metal roofs in many different types and installed on all types of homes.  The key to the longevity of a metal roof is how the roof is installed. Is all the flashing installed properly?  Eave metal edging, chimney and skylight flashing, and the vent pipes are the areas that take extra care and experience to do correctly.  At Daniel Hood Roofing Systems we understand the cost associated with installing metal roofing and we make sure the metal roofing we install will give you years of worry-free service.
The best looking and the most expensive metal roofs are often called a Standing Seam.  This refers to a seam that is mechanically hemmed every 12 to 24 inches depending on the look you want to achieve.  The big advantage of a Standing Seam is there is no exposed fasteners on the roof.  The panels are attached to the roof deck with metal clips and screws.  These clips are hidden with the next panel.  Standing Seam roofs can vary in thickness or what is often called the gauge.   Daniel Hood Roofing Systems prefers to install a 24 gauge panel because it holds up better in hail and does not warp (“Oil Can”) like thinner metal but the thicker the gauge the higher the cost.  Oil Canning is a common term used and it is caused by the metal panels expanding and contracting in the heat and cold.  All Standing Seam metal does have some oil canning but at Daniel Hood Roofing Systems our years of experience have taught us some tricks to minimize this.
Below are 4 common metal roof profiles.  These roofs are considered a more standard panel while the Standing Seam metal panels are custom made for your home.  Therefore these standard panels will be lower in price than a Standing Seam.  It is important to talk to your Daniel Hood Roofing Systems representative to see which profile works best for your home and budget.   There is much to consider when choosing a metal roof.  Let us help answer your questions and concerns.

CF Panel

The fasteners are concealed, but the beauty is plain to see.  Concealed Fastener (CF) Panels feature a unique, lock-joint system that provides a remarkably smooth and clean look for your metal roof. Combined with our innovative paint system, CF panels deliver long-lasting color and vibrancy to your roof and your home. These panels are an excellent choice for new construction and applications where the existing roofing covering is removed to decking.

CF PANEL BENEFITS:

  • Up to a 30-Year Limited Paint Warranty
  • A Wide Range of Designer Colors
  • Hail Resistant – Underwriters Laboratories Class-4 Rating
  • Fire Resistant
  • Wind Resistant up to 140 mph
  • Practically Maintenance Free
  • 26-Gauge – Commercial Grade Steel
  • Energy Efficient
  • Greater Life Expectancy
  • Outstanding Durability
  • Possible Insurance Savings

AP Panel

AP Panel roofs offer the look of standing-seam roofs without the high cost. You get big benefits like extra durability, a gorgeous appearance and potential savings on energy bills and homeowner’s insurance. AP Panels are a smart idea for new construction and applications where the existing roof covering is removed to decking. They’re designed with residential roofs in mind, but work very well on commercial buildings, too.

AP PANEL BENEFITS:

  • Up to a 30-Year Limited Paint Warranty
  • A Wide Range of Designer Colors
  • Hail Resistant – Underwriters Laboratories Class-4 Rating
  • Fire Resistant
  • Wind Resistant up to 140 mph
  • Practically Maintenance Free
  • 26-Gauge – Commercial Grade Steel
  • Energy Efficient
  • Greater Life Expectancy
  • Outstanding Durability
  • Possible Insurance Savings

Note: AP Panel has a pass-though system. Screws will show.

U-Panel

U Panel is made of 26-gauge commercial grade steel, which is heavier than the 29-gauge material that’s commonly used on metal roofs. Many times, you can install the panels directly onto an existing shingle roof, which can save time, labor and disposal costs. These panels are also available in lots of great colors.

U-PANEL BENEFITS:

  • Up to a 30-Year Limited Paint Warranty
  • A Wide Range of Designer Colors
  • Hail Resistant – Underwriters Laboratories Class-4 Rating
  • Fire Resistant
  • Wind Resistant up to 140 mph
  • Practically Maintenance Free
  • 26-Gauge – Commercial Grade Steel
  • Energy Efficient
  • Greater Life Expectancy
  • Outstanding Durability
  • Possible Insurance Savings

R-Panel

The R Panel is a low-maintenance, durable alternative to conventional roofing. It’s ideal for retro-fitting over existing composition shingles, and it saves time, labor and disposal costs, which means a lower total project cost. Choose from many designer colors for a sleek, attractive appearance.

R-PANEL BENEFITS:

  • Up to a 30-Year Limited Paint Warranty
  • A Wide Range of Designer Colors
  • Hail Resistant – Underwriters Laboratories Class-4 Rating
  • Fire Resistant
  • Wind Resistant up to 140 mph
  • Practically Maintenance Free
  • 26-Gauge – Commercial Grade Steel
  • Energy Efficient
  • Greater Life Expectancy
  • Outstanding Durability
  • Possible Insurance Savings

 

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