Sunday, November 13, 2011

Choosing the right Panel Profile (Part 1)

When we hear or talk about metal roofs, we automatically draw in our heads the imagine of a noisy, non thermal, rough and unsightly roof. If we were in the 1800's or even the 1900's I will agree with this kind of thinking, but, in the 21st century, things have changed and we can find a wide range of profiles and alloys.
Now, you can choose between:

  • Exposed or concealed fasteners
  • Commercial and/or Residential use
  • Mechanical seamed or snap lock
  • With or without clips
  • Large variety of colors and textures
  • Factory formed or on site roll formed

Things to keep in mind when choosing a profile:

  • Minimum slope required for the profile
  • Allowed substrates for the chosen panel
  • Be sure to follow the Building Code in your area. Certification and testing.
  • See if there is any restriction in your subdivision for installing a metal roof

For more information, ask your roofer for guidance on this points and remember that the best choice will be the one that fulfill your needs and expectations.

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See you in the next post...

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