Getting Familiar with Metal
Prime Roofing installs both SnapLock style metal roofing and traditional Mechanically Locked metal roofs in the Jacksonville and Beaches area.
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.
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.
Has no stiffening ribs and is most prone to the effects of oil canning
The most common way in Jacksonville to finish a panel and also the most effective at diffusing the appearance of oil canning
An effective but less common way to reduce oil canning and add design to a panel.
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 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.
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 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
Finishes can be applied to a variety of colors. Check out some of the color options available HERE
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.