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5 Types of Metal Roofs You Must Know

Nov 17

We'd all be able to do metal roofing in no time if everyone knew everything. While we don't mean to make fun of metal roofing, it is important to understand what you are signing up for when you decide to install it. Teamwork Exteriors will show you five types of metal roofing that our customers most frequently choose.

  • 5V Metal Roof Panels

Our list will start with the oldest metal roofing panels. Its popularity is due to its low maintenance requirements and ease of installation. These panels are very light and reflective. These panels are an excellent choice for homes in Florida.

5V panels are extremely popular because of their ease of use. It's as simple as threading one screw using rubber washers through both the sides and tops of the lower profile or ribs. Screws can be found along the valley, ridgeline, and eve.

  • Corrugated Metal Roof

These panels look more traditional than corrugated steel panels and were once used on barns and shacks. They have a new look thanks to galvanizing technology.

Corrugated metal panels can be used to cover roofs of commercial and residential buildings. These panels are believed to give a building a traditional appearance. These panels blend well with modern architectural materials like fiberglass.

Corrugated metal roofing is a popular choice because it resists corrosion and is very energy-efficient.

  • R-Panel Metal Roofing (#3)

R-panel metal roofing is an attractive option for customers who are looking for an affordable solution for their roofs. R-panel metal roofs can be easily installed and are less expensive to dispose of. For roofing projects that require extensive work, R-panels can be a cost-effective choice.

R-panels, like 5V panels, come in a variety of colors to enhance the roof’s overall appearance. In Florida, solar panels aren't often used on residential roofs.

R-panels cannot be used in heated structures. Regardless of how simple they may be to put together, the screws can become loosening if exposed to heat. Roofs could leak or corrode. If the roof is exposed to sunlight, it will fade.

  • Architecture: Standing Seam

Many people have embraced metal roofing over the years because of its durability. Architectural standing seam roofing is also known for its durability.

It conceals fasteners by being a panel. Each panel is flat and has one leg. These vertical legs serve as seams that hold the roof structure together. Standing seam panels are used both for roofing and as walls due to their reliability. This is especially true for domestic architecture.

  • Metal Shingles

Metal roofing is often a choice homeowners are reluctant to make because of concerns about the end result. Metal roofs can look too modern or barn-like. These solutions do not suit typical residential areas.

Metal shingles are a good option if you want a traditional look. This roofing system offers all the advantages of a metal roof but retains a traditional look.