All of the exposed fastener roofing panels require hundreds or even thousands of screw holes to be drilled through the metal and into the sub-roof membrane. In order to drill all these holes through the metal, the metal needs to be thin by steel standards. The heaviest/thickest panel available is 28 gauge. Some manufacturers even use panels that are as thin as 30 gauge. The thinness of these “Pole Barn” panels can make the roof easily damaged by hail denting, heavy snows or by being blown off by a wind as low as 50 miles per hour.
Our entire roof system including the trim is 24 gauge steel. Compare the thickness difference between 24 gauge and 28, 29, and 30 gauge in this chart. Metal Thickness Gauge
The extra thickness of our panel can maintain its water tightness with any size of hail mother nature has to deliver. As well, our 24 gauge system cannot be dented with hail under the size of a baseball. Our state-of-the-art roofing design can easily withstand winds in excess of 100 miles per hour because all of the panels are hemmed at the bottom and locked in with our custom made 24 gauge drip edge.
We truly enjoy talking about our roofing system and would like to answer any questions you may have. With some information from you about your roof, we can give you a FREE ESTIMATE as to what a new standing seam steel roof will most likely cost you.
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