Types of Metal Roofing

Types of Metal Roofing

This page will explain the different types of metal roofing, where to install them for best results, and the benefits of each type. Different environments require different materials be used. For example, particularly in the central and southern Maine areas, we have to be concerned about corrosion from sea spray and high winds from ocean-borne weather.

You can trust Carefree Metal Roofing’s 20 years experience to give you all the best information to help you make the right choice about the types of metal roofing that are best for your home.

See below to learn some basics, or contact our metal roofing contractors for any questions you need answered!

About the Different Types of Metal Roofing

Exposed Fastener

This type of metal roofing uses screws with special gaskets to hold the panels to the roof. The gaskets around the screws prevent water from getting in through the fasteners.

Metal Roofing Types in Portland, ME

  • MasterRib: This is our primary product used for installations. It is ideal for residential and post frame construction. These panels are durable and versatile. MasterRib requires a slope of 3 on 12 and can be installed over existing shingles depending on local building codes.
  • MasterRib XT: The XT in this product means “extra tough.” These 29 gauge MasterRib panels offer a Lifetime SMP coating system. These panels are specifically designed for post frame buildings.
  • ValueRib: The economy version of MasterRib, this product is not suitable in all locations, but may be ideal for sheds and small outbuildings. Check with your local building codes for application.
  • 5V Metal Panels: Featuring the classic look that metal roofing is known for, this type of metal roofing has extra deep V or U shaped seams to prevent links in high rain areas.
  • Standard Corrugating: Of all of the types of metal roof panels, standard corrugated are the most traditional and are most associated with rural or farm areas. Modern corrugating is specially coated to prevent rust and adds a classic look to restaurants and historical homes.
  • R, PBR, IR: These panels are designed for industrial applications with slope as little as 1 on 12 and spans of up to 5 feet.

Standing Seam

Standing seam refers to several types of metal roofing, which include screw flange, snap lock, and mechanically seamed panels. All feature clean, graceful classic lines.

  • Screw flange is a classic look that is highly resistant to wind uplift.
  • Snap lock features hidden clips that allow the roof to “float” over the decking below allowing for expansion and contraction in extreme temperature with similar resistance to wind uplift.
  • Mechanically Seamed panels are forced together with a special machine for architectural applications, and applications where a slight curve is necessary.

Stone Coated Metal Roofing Shingles

Of all types of metal roofing, stone coated looks most like traditional asphalt shingles. This panel is ideal for the customer who wants the benefits of metal, with interlocking look of asphalt. The interlocking design creates wind resistance and energy efficiency.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About the Different Types of Metal Roofing

Contact our metal roofing contractors today for more information about all of these types of metal roofing and to learn which alternative is best for your home.