How wide is metal roofing? What may at first glance appear to be an oddball question, it’s actually quite apt when it comes to discussing metal roofing systems.
But before we get into this topic, here’s another question for you: Is your old roof giving you trouble?
Maybe it is missing shingles, or it is starting to wear down and no longer providing the type of protection you need from the variety of Pacific Northwest elements.
If you are looking to replace your roof and want to steer away from a traditional asphalt shingle roof, look no further than metal roofing.
Now, let’s talk about the width of metal roofing panels.
Width of Metal Roofing Panels
Metal roofing is one of the best options for homes of all styles. The metal sheets come in a variety of sizes, too. Corrugated metal panels are generally 26 inches wide. However, there are metal panels that come in 24 inches, 36 inches, and 39 inches.
The standard length varies between 8 feet long and 24 feet long, but most of the time, you will see 16-foot panels. Depending on the length of your roof and how much overhang there may be along the side of the roof, the length will obviously vary.
If you choose standing seam roofing (standing seam panels) that interlock rather than overlap, the standard size is 26 inches.
Metal shingles come in different styles and colors and are each about 12.5 inches wide. Traditional roofing, as opposed to steel and aluminum or other types of metal roofing, lacks many of the attributes (curb appeal, saves energy, withstands harsh weather, longevity, etc.).
Metal Roofing Benefits
The benefits of metal roofing far outweigh other roofing options. It is one of the most durable roofing materials on the market today and will last 50 years or longer. Not to mention, it is fire-resistant, virtually maintenance-free, and can withstand all sorts of different weather changes.
Not sure what size you need? Our roofing experts at Mountaintop Metal Roofing will make sure to measure the roof with precision. That way, we know exactly the number of metal panels needed.
The cost of the roof will depend on what type of metal you choose, what gauge you want, and the overall shape of your roof. We will also factor in labor costs to ensure you have an accurate quote.
Summer is a great time to get your roof replaced. Choose metal!
Call our experts at Mountaintop Metal Roofing today to learn more about your metal roofing options (standing seam metal roofing, cedar shake profile, and more!) or to schedule your free quote.