There are several styles and colours of vertical rib, standing seam and tile profile that compliment any home. The only difficulty is deciding which one is best for your home.
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A profiled steel sheet is fastened to the supporting structure with screws through the ribs of the sheet. These screws can have heads painted to match the colour of the sheet to blend in. Panel widths are typically about 30 inches wide or greater and can be supplied in custom lengths to fit the application. This type of steel roofing system is very popular in many applications all across Canada.
Pre-painted steel panels formed to create the appearance of clay or concrete tiles are often used in residential construction. The wide sheet widths and long lengths eliminate the many joints found in clay and concrete tile roofs. In addition, their reduced weight spells savings in the roof structure. There is a wide variety of colours and textures available.
These designs are characterized by their linear shadow patterns. They vary greatly in the spacing and the design of the ribs or standing seams. These seams vary from flat, hidden seams to wide battens. There is a variety among manufacturers as to the design and the anchoring systems. The height and width of these standing ribs, as well as their colour will express a broad spectrum of aesthetic expressions.
Steel shingles are designed as an alternative to common asphalt shingles, but with toughness and long-lasting qualities of high-strength steel roofing panels. They are lighter than asphalt shingles, concrete and clay tiles, cedar shakes and slate roofing. Steel shingles will not rot, curl, crack, break, chip, peel or perforate under normal use and minimal maintenance. There is a wide variety of colours and textures available.