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Metal Roofing – What are the Different Types?

Posted on December 10, 2018 by baker-admin

If you have been looking into sustainable and long-lasting roofing systems then you may have come across metal roofing and quickly realized how many options there are on the market today. With names like standing seam, impressed metal, r-panel… What does it all mean? What are the different types of metal roofing? Let’s look a few of the most popular and common types.

Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Standing seam is one of the most popular and luxurious metal roofs on the market. Metal panels are custom fabricated and installed by our expert installers with great attention to detail. Standing seam is named for the seam that “stands up” typically 1 to 1.5 inches. These panels come in smooth, striated or ribbed styles. The latter two adding to the aesthetics and durability of the panels. Adding ribs or striations can help to prevent the metal from heat warping, also called oil canning.  Standing seam metal roofing come in several beautiful color options.

Impressed Metals

Impressed metals roofing systems are designed to offer you the unique aesthetics of slate, tile and wood shake with the durability and longevity of metal roofing. In fact, these are wonderful solutions for replacing old wood shake shingles with high quality metal roofing while maintaining the original feel of the home. With so many different styles and colors, impressed metal is a perfect option for any home.

Stone Coated Steel

While impressed metals offer high value and added strength over composition shingles, stone coated steel increases that value with durability and eye appeal of the house. Just like impressed metal roofing, stone coated steel is designed to mock other roofing systems but with the addition of a coating of stone chips and an acrylic film for added strength and beautiful color finishes.

R – Panel Metal Roofing

R panel is the standard barn yard metal and may be known as w metal or u panel. While R-panel is the most affordable metal roofing system, r-panel does present some weakness in that it is an exposed fastener system. This simply means that the screws are visible, exposed to the elements and only seal with a rubber washer. Although the metal will last for many years, it is likely that the screws will need to be replaced in 7 – 10 years as the washers deteriorate.

Choosing a Metal Roof? Baker Roofing In Dallas Can Help!

You now know the most popular types of metal roofing available, it is time to choose which type is right for your home and budget. Baker Roofing can supply you with all the information you need and guide you on which system would work best for you and your home. And don’t forget, Baker Roofing & Construction is more than just a roofing company.  Lean more about our gutters, siding, windows and other exterior services for your home or business. Get in touch with us today!

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