Are you thinking about replacing your asphalt roof with a sustainable and long-lasting metal roof systems then you have come to the right place! But did you know that there are different types of metal roofs, types like standing seam, impressed-metal, r-panel, etc. What does it all mean? This can become very confusing so we have put together a list of the most popular and common types of metal roofs.

Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Standing seam is named after what it sounds like as they “stand up” typically 1 to 1.5 inches. The most popular metal roof on the market is Standing Seam. These metal panels are custom fabricated and installed by our expert Just Quality team. 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 comes 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 barnyard 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.

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