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Learn More About Metal

Get familiar with the basics of a quality metal roofing system

The Difference is in the Details

We are passionate about the metal roofing trade and have innovated our own specialized techniques and methods that provide dependable and consistent work. There are things we do for the roofs we install that are unique to the industry and result in higher quality, better-looking work.  

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1. Eave

Our heavy-gauge, oversized eave profile with locking design is secure and beautiful, ensuring your roof stays put even in high winds.

2. Gable/Rake

We site form seamless, fully hemmed gable panels for stronger wind resistance and a cleaner appearance.

3. Sidewall and Headwall

We utilize a sleek, low profile wall flashing design that is significantly less noticeable and more attractive than how most contractors handle this detail. 

4. Valley

Our custom-made valley has a built-in cleat that looks great and provides superior waterproofing crucial for this part of your roof.

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5. Ridge/Hip

Our proprietary locking ridge & hip detail installs straighter and is fully sealed to prevent water and debris intrusion.

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6. Pipes and Vents

The pipe and vent flashings we install are made in-house, specifically for your roof. This ensures they will match the look of your new roof and last just as long.

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7. Skylights/ Custom Details

Special and unique areas are not a problem for us. We have a full fabrication shop to ensure even tricky details are installed just right.

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8. Chimney and Chase Detail

We can fabricate chase covers for your chimney to match the style of your new roof or add an elegant finish to the home.

Getting Familiar with Metal

Prime Roofing installs both SnapLock style metal roofing and traditional Mechanically Locked metal roofs in the Jacksonville and Beaches area. 

STANDING SEAM

MECHANICALLY SEAMED STYLE

Mechanically seamed metal roofs are timeless in appearance and installed using traditional methods. They are versatile and extremely tough making them popular in hurricane prone areas. As the panels are installed, the ribs on adjoining panels are mechanically folded or “seamed” together. This panel can be installed even on very shallow roofs, down to 1/2:12 slope.

SNAPLOCK STYLE

A snaplock style metal roof installs quicker than a traditional mechanically seamed metal roof due to its’ unique profile, allowing each panel to “snap” together. This style is most common in Northeast Florida and less expensive than mechanically seamed roofing due to it’s simpler installation. Snaplock roofs typically require a mininimum 3:12 slope for installation in Florida.

STIFFENING RIBS

FLAT

Has no stiffening ribs and is most prone to the effects of oil canning

STRIATED

The most common way in Jacksonville to finish a panel and also the most effective at diffusing the appearance of oil canning

RIBBON BEAD

An effective but less common way to reduce oil canning and add design to a panel.

MATERIAL TYPES

GALVALUME
Galvalume is carbon steel coated with an aluminum-zinc alloy. It is strong, versatile, and cost-effective. The thickness of Galvalume is measure in gauge. The lower the gauge, the thicker the metal. Galvalume is the most common material used in metal applications due to its cost, availability, and strength

ALUMINUM
Aluminum is inherently resistant to corrosion caused by saltwater making it an ideal choice for roofing applications near the water. Aluminum is also more expensive than Galvalume but should not be considered superior in every application. Aluminum thickness is measured in decimals; the higher the number, the thicker the metal.

MATERIAL FINISHES

MILL
A mill finish panel simply describes a panel that is unpainted and has the appearance of bare steel. Mill finish delivers the classic silver-metallic look and compliments a variety of home styles

KYNAR 500
Kynar 500 PVDF describes the premium paint coating that is factory applied to colored panels. Kynar paint resists fading, chalking, and chipping; designed to stay looking great for the life of the roof. Kynar coatings also increase the corrosion resistance of the metal

COLORS
Finishes can be applied to a variety of colors. Check out some of the color options available HERE

OIL CANNING

Oil canning describes the appearance of minor buckling and rippling in a roof panel. It is a natural feature of metal roofs and unavoidable. However, utilizing proper installation, quality materials, and a few tricks of the trade, it can be reduced greatly.

Set up an estimate by calling 904-530-1446 or by filling out a quick form. Someone from our team will be happy to assist you and get you on your way to a better roof.

These guys did a great job on my new roof! Very reasonable pricing. Communication was good. Job only took a few days. Im very happy. Thanks again Mark.

Excellent work. Very professional, and communicated with us throughout the process. I Highly recommend them.

A great experience! Adam did a great job and was fast, proficient, and very professional. I highly recommend them!

Great roofing job and great warranty. Would use again, but hope I won’t need to!

They went above and beyond. Some of my neighbors have also had roof work done by them as well.

Two weeks later other repair services had not returned my call. Within an hour Prime had called and someone was here to see the problem in 2 days. The repair was completed within a week.

They did a great job at a great price. They did everything they said they would do and were very professional and reliable. I would highly recommend them.

They replaced the skylights and did some roof repairs as well. Professional, prompt, and reasonably priced. I highly recommend them.

Prime Roofing was very prompt and professional. They kept me very informed of all aspects of scheduling, inspection, etc. I would highly recommend this company.

Quick, courteous and quality service. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing roof repairs. Thank you Mark.

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