Metal roofs are a great upgrade from shingles. While it istrue that a metal roof costs more than the standard shingle roof, it has, byfar, a longer life span and comes in more styles and selections. There are metal products that have the appearance of shingles too. Other available products are “Standing Seam” panels and “PBR” panels.
Metal versus shingles?
If the desire when replacing a roof is to install a product that will last a lifetime then metal is the way to go. Metal roofs are known to have a lifetime warranty.
Is the underlayment for a metal roof the same as forshingles?
No, the underlayment that Liberty Roofing of Central Florida uses is a premium underlayment that is for tile and metal only. While Florida building codes allow the use of a synthetic underlayment when installing metal, we ONLY use the premium “Tile & Metal” peel & stick product on all metal jobs we install.
Are there many color choices?
Yes, the metal offers the most choices when it comes to color.
What are the advantages of a metal roof?
Metal roofs add additional value to any home or business. Metal is a stronger product, and as already mentioned, metal offers lifetime warranties.
*Available Product Options: SL-LOK and 5V
What is SL-LOK metal paneling?
SL-LOK stands for “snaplock” and refers to how the panels snap together. This is a standing seam panel with hidden fasteners, allowing for a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing appearance. SL-LOK has a 1.5” inch rib and a single panel can run over 15.5” inches. Using a floating clip system with installation, this panel can be applied for residential homes and light commercial.
What are the benefits of the clip system?
The floating clip system allows for thermal expansion and contraction. Floating clips allow the panels to expand and contract with the temperature changes, without causing tension on panels or fasteners.
Floating clip systems typically have longer life spans than fasteners systems. They also have weather-tight seals because the exterior siding conceals the fasteners underneath. This ensures that water will not seep into the roof.
What is the gauge of SL-LOK metal paneling?
SL-LOK metal paneling has a standard gauge of 24. Gauge indicates the standard thickness of metal. As the number increases, the thickness of the metal decreases. The most common gauge types for metal roofing are 22, 24, 26, and 29. 22 gauge is a lower number, but a thicker metal than a 29 gauge.
Thicker metal panels are also recommended for high winds and strong winds. They are also better protected against dents from hail storms. Therefore, 24-gauge metal paneling provides the structural integrity, durability, and low maintenance needed for a large commercial building.
Whatis the minimum slope of SL-LOK metal paneling?
The minimum slope for metal paneling is 2:12. This means that the height of the roof rises two inches vertically for every 12 inches of horizontal run. Installation of a tube sealant is recommended for pitches below 2/12.
What is the coverage of SL-LOK metal paneling?
It has a net coverage of 15.5” inches for each panel.
What are the materials for SL-LOK metal paneling?
The material substrate for metal paneling is Galvalume Steel Sheet. Substrate is a key part of the metal roofing system, which rests underneath the metal roof panels. Substrate acts as a base to which the metal roof material is attached. This secures the fasteners and clips used to hold the panel. Substrate also serves as a structural support for the roof.
Galvalume substrates are coated with an alloy of zinc plus aluminum. Galvalume substrates are also finished with an acrylic coating, which offers further protection. These substrates have superior performance against corrosion and weather damage.
What types of styles does SL-LOK metal paneling come in?
Metal paneling can be designed with striated panels, ribbed panels, and flat panels. No matter the type of commercial building, there is an option. Call us for more information regarding colors for your metalroof.
What is 5V metal paneling?
5V is the shortened name for “5V-crimp metal roof” and it is the traditional profile for a metal roof. 5V metal paneling is named for the five inverted V ribs running down the length of each panel, two at each end and one in the middle. 5V has five ribs and 24” inches of net coverage. 5V metal paneling is an option for residential homes and commercial or agricultural buildings.
What are the benefits of an exposed fastener panel?
Exposed fastener panels are durable and resistant to weather, pest, and fire damage. There is little maintenance required which saves money in the long run. Exposed fasteners are more economical, easier, and faster to install. They are also simple to replace if damaged. Liberty Roofing uses only lifetime screws for weather tight seals and a durable screw head on all exposed fastener panels.
What is the gauge of 5Vmetal paneling?
5V metal paneling has a standard gauge of 26. Gauge indicates the standard thickness of metal. As the number increases, the thickness of the metal decreases. The most common gauge types for metal roofing are 22, 24, 26, and 29. 24 gauge is the lower number, but it is thicker and heavier than a 26 gauge. 5V metal paneling with a gaugeof 26 is a stronger roof than SL-LOK metal paneling. A 26 gauge has more strength, is more impact resistant to hail, and can handle higher winds.
What is the minimum slope of 5V metal paneling?
Like SL-LOK, the minimum slope of 5V metal paneling is 2:12. This means that the height of the roof rises two inches vertically for every 12 inches of horizontal run. Installation of a tube sealant is recommended for pitches below 2/12.
What is the net coverage of 5V metal paneling?
The net coverage of 5V metal paneling is 24” inches.
What are the materials for 5V metal paneling?
The material substrate for 5V metal paneling is galvalume steel sheet or galvanized aluminum steel sheet. The enhanced design also offers maximum leak resistance, low maintenance, and a long lifespan for either steel or aluminum.
Aluminum is the lightest roofing material available. It is also known for having the highest strength to weight ratio. Since it is corrosion resistant, it's a great choice for coastal climates such as Florida. Liberty Roofing offers a coastal protective series for those who live near the coast. Salt spray would cause rust on steel roofs. Lastly, aluminum has impressive durability and a long lifespan so it's often agreat choice depending on your roofing need.
However, galvanized steel is also an option to consider if you don’t live near the coast. Steel is lower in cost than aluminum. In addition, steel is less prone to denting and just as durable. Steel is also energy efficient and has a long lifespan. For those concerned about color options, steel has more flexibility.
What types of styles does 5V metal paneling come in?
Liberty Roofing offers multiple colors for 5V metal paneling. The paneling can be designed with either striated or ribbed profile. Liberty Roofing also offers a Core Defender paint system and a Coastal Defenderpaint system.