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Traditional metal paneled roofs have remained an extremely popular choice for both homes and commercial buildings. In fact, they are one of the most popular options that Austin roofing company clients request. However, some types of metal roofs make more sense to install than others depending on the kind of structure that an individual is building. There are a wide variety of options available when people choose to have a metal roof installed, and these can make a big difference in their longevity and performance. Some of the most common types of metal roofing systems include standing seam concealed fastener "Snap Lock" paneled roofs and R-Panel metal roofs.

Concealed fastener "Snap Lock" paneled roofs can be painted in advance to match a building's exterior or come with a raw metal finish. These panels come in widths that range from 12 to 16 inches with 1.75, 1.5 or 1 inch seams. When having a metal roof installed, it is always best to make sure that the roofing company uses Z bar and custom fabricated trim with cleated edges. This will allow installers to affix the roof to the building without the use of exposed fasteners that can fail over time. This is important because some companies still use external fasteners at the ridges, valleys, and eaves when attaching the roof to the building.

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It is also best to make sure that concealed fastener roofs are customized to specifically fit a building. They should also be made with at least 24-gauge steel. These roofs can be installed in any home or building and will last for a very long time.

R-Panel metal roofs are another great choice for home or business owners. They are Energy Star compliant, and this means that people may be able to take advantage of rebates available from state, local, and federal governments. In addition, individuals can save money on their home owner's insurance with R-Panel roofs as they offer Class 4 impact resistance. These panels will require some amount of maintenance after a few years as the fasteners are exposed to the elements. However, they are less expensive upfront than concealed panel roofs, and this can offset the inconvenience. R-Panel roofing is painted with SMP paint that comes with a five-year warranty. It is also available with a raw metal finish if people prefer. The panels are made from 26-gauge steel that can last for many years. With this, they are an excellent choice for any new construction or redoing an existing roof.

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