Metal Roof Guide: How to Choose From 5 Types of Metal Roofing
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Metal Roof Guide: How to Choose From 5 Types of Metal Roofing

With all the different products available on the market, it might be confusing what the right decision is when picking roofing for your home. You want to not only create an aesthetic quality you love but increase your curb appeal for resale value later.

Here are five options to choose from for all the various types of materials that can involve metal seam roofing.

The Screw

One option is called The Screw and is traditionally found on pole barns. Not only is it the cheapest choice, but it also offers the longevity of a traditional metal roof at an affordable price.

The Screw’s metal is still high quality material with only one drawback: the rubber washer. The washer will only last 20-25 years, so it will need some maintenance over time. We combine the panels with a sealing substrate and paint system resistant to fade and chalking, so you know you have a product that will last.

Here are some of the popular features:

  • Exposed fasteners
  • Edge rust inhibitors
  • 28 gauge metal
  • Every 9" they have 3/4" ribs raised
  • 40 year limited warranty
  • 10-year labor warranty

The Snap

The Snap design offers a hidden fastener variation. This means that the screws are under the panel and installed with ease. One benefit is that it needs less labor-saving you money for the installation.

The Snap system also offers high aesthetics and performance, and the eve edge is hand folded to provide a seal for the roof. One concern customers have had is whether the material can unsnap over time. We have never had this happen to any of our roofs.

Some of the highlights are:

  • Hidden fasteners
  • Striated for durability and refraction of light
  • 1.5" Standing seam
  • 20-year labor warranty
  • 40 year limited material warranty

The Seam 26 and 24

This design is known for creating a seal that will hold up in the harsh conditions of winter. The 26 and 24 are based on the gauges of thickness but are otherwise the same.

The Seam system comes with hidden fasteners, which creates a tightly sealed 90-degree angle. The Seam "gap" is also 1.5" off the roof instead of being on the deck to create a more excellent seal.

It offers:

  • 26/24 gauge metal
  • Light refraction properties
  • Hidden fasteners
  • 16" panel width
  • Limited 40-year warranty
  • 30-year labor warranty

The Shingle

Metal shingle roofing is a go-to when it comes to protection in the Minnesota winters. It has a hidden fastener system but with the same grade paint and substrates are known for its high durability to withstand even the most challenging winter conditions. Aesthetically it resembles modern-day asphalt shingles.

Here are the benefits:

  • Leak prevention with hidden fasteners
  • Aesthetics of slate or shake
  • 12" by 48" panel exposure
  • 28 gauge stamped metal
  • Limited 40-year warranty
  • 30-year labor warranty

The Stone Coated

The last option to choose from is The Stone Coated, and even though some people use it in the northern states, it is recommended for areas where the snow load is lighter, like Arizona, Texas, or Florida.

The Stone Coated offers pleasing aesthetics but with one drawback: the roof's friction makes it more challenging to let snow build up and slide off. It is made from high-grade and durable steel, much like The Shingle, so if you want aesthetics that resemble shingle or shake style with high-grade steel, stone coated might be the right choice.

  • Above sheathing ventilation
  • A 50-year warranty
  • 30-year labor warranty
  • 26 gauge metal
  • 12” – 14.5” x 48 “ panel exposure
  • Shake/tile/shingle aesthetics

The Metal Roof Company: Getting the Job Done Right

There is no doubt that finding the right for your roof can be a confusing experience to navigate alone. The Metal Roof Company Minnesota works hard to provide the best customer service on the market and offer the metal roofing services you love.

If you would like to learn more, give us a call at 763-634-1277 or click on the link to schedule an appointment.

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