Metal Panels

JLC Field Guide: Metal Panels

Traditional metal roofs are made from flat-lock metal and site-formed standing seam panels. However, the increasing majority of metal roofs are made from several types of pre-fab panels, including screw-down, ribbed panels (similar to those used on agricultural buildings), and “modular” metal panels that mimic shingle, shake, and tile roofing.

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Low-Cost Metal Roofing

A metal roof specialist describes how to select the right agricultural-style roof panels for residential use. More

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Installing a Flat-Seam Copper Roof

Old-school metal still works as a premium roof option. More

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Soldering Seams

Regardless of the iron or tip used, soldering requires some prep work. Make sure that the tip is clean and that the four facets are flat and meet at a sharp point. More

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Restoring a Standing-Seam Roof

Properly maintained, this elastomeric coating can protect a metal roof indefinitely. More

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Metal Panels Instruction Articles

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Tinning Copper Roofing Panels

Is this step needed when soldering copper? More

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Metal Siding and Roofing – 10 Reasons It’s Awesome

While common for roofs, metal panel as not so common for siding. But there are... More

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Cutting Metal Roofing

What tool works best? More

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Fastening Metal Roofing

Could fasteners being driven through the valleys of the metal corrugation be the... More

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Aluminum Roofing

Q: How common is aluminum standing-seam roofing? It seems that this profile would be better suited for heat-related expansion and contraction than corrugated aluminum panels fastened through their face, but my local suppliers carry only steel standing sea More

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