Those who are getting a new metal roof usually go for concealed fastener metal roofing options because they are worried about exposed fasteners looking unsightly. However, many aren’t aware that exposed fasteners are more cost-effective and easier to install.
A trusted expert in pre-engineered steel buildings shares the benefits of exposed fastener metal roofing.
Installers drill the fasteners directly into the panels, which is faster than installing standing seam roofs. Standing seam roofs are often mistaken as exposed fastener roofs but they are not the same thing. Fasteners aren’t visible in standing seam roofs.
Wide Range of Options
Sheet panels that fit exposed fasteners are available in various styles, including 5V crimp, 7.2 panel, PBR, and retro R. At Metal Warehouse, Inc., our R-Panel is a Class 4 UL Rated material. It comes in a wide variety of colors in 26 gauge. Also, it can be cut to the exact length because we have our own in-house roll forming machine.
A Cost-Effective Option
The materials for exposed fastener roofs is less expensive than concealed fastener options. You can also save on labor costs because it doesn’t need as much time to install. The lower cost of the materials and reduced labor time can result in lower project estimates.
Tips for Preventing Problems
Get your roof inspected at least twice a year to help ensure that they are working properly. It would also help to get a roof inspection following an extreme weather event. Never delay repairs because it will only make the problem worse. It can also affect your roof’s performance and cause the damage to spread into the other parts of your home or building.
Turn to Metal Warehouse, Inc. for all your metal building needs. We specialize in pre-engineered steel buildings, metal panels, fencing equipment, and more. Call us at (903) 465-6699 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.