Today I’d like to talk about the different styles of metal roofing that are available. One of the things that has impressed me over the years is that even though a homeowner may say “I bought my metal roof for its durability, for its energy efficiency, for its fire safety, all these other benefits,” at the end of the day once that roof was installed, they usually stand back and say “you know I just like the way it looks.” Oftentimes looks played a major factor in their roofing choice.
As they start investigating metal roofing, homeowners quickly find there are a lot of different products/styles available out there. Two very broad styles exist…
So you have two broad categories that homeowners can select from; vertical panels (which may be referred to as standing seam, through-fastened panels, or corrugated metal roofing), something that when you look at it primarily has vertical lines; or they can opt for a product that may (in the opinion of many homeowners) have more of a residential look to it by having that strong horizontal component as well. Again, being shaped to look like Cedar Shake, Slate, Tile, or standard shingles. Those are two very generic differences that homeowners can choose from when choosing the style of metal roof that they want.
Now beyond that they get into other considerations, such as how the panels connect each other, how the panels fasten; whether they have exposed Fasteners or Concealed Fasteners, and as you get to looking at those things, check out the other podcasts that we have that address those issues as well
Todd's expertise comes from his years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Isaiah Industries, based in Piqua Ohio, Todd runs a several of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing; Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Kassel & Irons, and Green American Home. His personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.
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