You’re about to replace your asphalt shingle roof for the 3rd time and you’re wondering if there’s something better. Something that lasts longer and maybe even helps keep your home cool during the hot Summer months. You’re in luck. Today’s new metal roofing panels in Colorado are just what you’re looking for. They’re durable, long-lasting, hail resistant, cool, come in a huge array of colors, are solar panel and eco-friendly, and often cost less in the long term compared to traditional shingles.
Excellent contractor (Dominic) and crew (Kendal). The office staff was also very helpful. An overall good experience, excellent workmanship, and reasonable price.
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they recently re-roofed 2 building at centennial village, the gazebo and the carpenter house, the roof material chosen makes the structures look amazing, they were prompt, and stuck to the estimate and the timeline, the site was kept clean during the process.
After my chimney was removed, my roof had only a rough patch over the hole. Bob Behrends team repaired that perfectly. Then they replaced the whole roof so it is properly sealed. Now, I can stop worrying about winter weather. Looks gorgeous too.
Sheet Metal Roof Options in Colorado
Metal Roof Advantages
- Hail Resistant
- Fire Resistant
- Mold, Rot Resistant
- Cool/Energy Efficient
- Huge Variety of Colors
- Solar Panel Friendly
- Low Long-Term Cost
Standing seam and PBC/Corrugated new metal roofing panels are great products. The primary advantage to these is their durability. They are more durable than any other roofing material because: they’re resistant to fire since they don’t burn, they’re slick so heavy snow slides right off, there’s no organic material to them so it doesn’t rot, there are fewer seams so they’re more resistant to wind. Our standing seam roofing panels are 110mph+ warrantied, when properly installed, and are UL 580 Wind Uplift (Class 90) rated. This is the highest wind uplift rating Underwriting Laboratories awards.
PBC/Corrugated metal roofs have all the same advantages as standing seam, but with one extra one – they’re even more hail resistant. That’s because of its wavy shape. The peaks and valleys are the strongest points of PBC/Corrugated metal. When a hail stones strikes these points, they often shatter or bounce off. When a hail stone hits in between the peak and valley, they’re deflected away. When a large enough hail stone strikes the flat surface of standing seam, it may dent. There are not any flat surfaces with PBC or corrugated.
As with metal shingles and PBC/Corrugated roofing panels, standing seam is among the longest-lasting roof. They last so long because they are so durable. On average, if properly installed, you can expect 70 years or more out of your metal roof. Traditional asphalt shingles, even impact resistant ones, often only last around 25-30 years. You might replace your asphalt shingle roof two or three times in the lifespan of one metal roof.
Standing seam and PBC/Corrugated are also cool, meaning they help cool your home. If you’re looking for the best roof to help lower your Summer cooling bill, these metal panels are it. They have the highest solar reflectivity and heat emittance. Solar reflectivity refers to its ability to reflect solar energy. Heat emittance refers to its ability to emit or release heat. The better a matter is at both of these functions, the cooler it is.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive roof, think long-term cost, not short term. Although asphalt shingles cost less initially, they often cost more over the long run due to how short-lived they are. Metal roofing, even though they cost more initially, often cost less in the long run since they last so much longer than asphalt shingles.
There are more color options available to you with standing seam and PBC/Corrugated roofing. In fact, standing seam and PBC metal roofing come in more colors than any other roofing product. Period. Asphalt shingles come in, at most a dozen colors. Even stone-coated metal shingles are just as limited to the number of colors as asphalt shingles. Wood shake is just a few variations of brown. Standing seam and PBC, on the other hand, comes in dozens of colors. Dozens!
Want an eco-friendly roof? One that’s more eco-friendly than wood shake? That’s metal. That’s because metal is not only recyclable, but it doesn’t take trees to make it. Some consider wood shake the most environmentally-friendly. However, wood shake comes from, you guessed it, trees. With metal, no trees are harmed during its production. We have identified metal recycling centers in Greeley, Fort Collins, Denver, and Boulder. We send used metal roofing material to a local metal recycling center, unless the owner requests otherwise.
Standing seam and PBC/Corrugated roofing panels are solar panel friendly. Many homes in Colorado are having solar panels installed. It’s makes sense when many cities offer solar rebates. All the solar panel installation companies we’ve contacted along the Front Range, all have metal roofing mounts for their solar panels.
Wondering if a new metal roof is right for you? Contact us for a free consultation.
PBC vs Corrugated Metal Roofing
PBC and Corrugated metal roofing panels often refer to basically the same product. The word “corrugated” refers to the wavy shape or profile of the material. Technically, PBC is also corrugated, because it, too, has this same wavy profile. Rib heights and color availability are what separates the two products. PBC is often available in more colors, in additional to silver galvanaized. Corrugated is only available in galvalume (ganvanized) silver. Corrugated has a taller rib height at 1 1/4″ to 2 1/2″, versus PBC is typically shorter, such as 7/8″. PBC is also available in a wider range of gauges, such as 22, 24, 26, and 29 (the smaller the number, the thicker the metal.) Corrugated is frequently thinner with 26 and 29 guages.
7/8″ rib height
Guage: 22, 24, 26, 29
Coatings – Galvalume Plus®, Signature® 200, Signature® 300
2 1/2 Corrugated
Rib Height – 1/2″
Rib Spacing – 2 1/2″ on center
Gauge – 29, 26
Coatings – Galvalume Plus®, Signature® 200, Galvanized
1 1/4 Corrugated
Rib Height – 1/4″
Gauge – 29, 26, 32
Coatings – Galvalume Plus®
New Metal Roof Panel Installation
When choosing the most durable roof, it’s a good idea to also choose a professional metal roofing installation company. You don’t want to get an expensive roof installed and not have it last as long as it should. A high quaulity roof doesn’t neccessarily mean it will last. Getting that high quality roof also professionally installed, does. The last thing you want to do is spend money on the most durable roof, then watch it blow away or leak because it wasn’t installed correctly.
You don’t have to worry about that with Bob Behrends Roofing. Bob Behrends has over 30 years experience installing all types of roofing, including standing seam, PBC/Corrugated. We also stand behind our work with a 5-year workmanship warranty. For those looking for metal roof panel installation in Colorado, we also offer free estimates and inspections.
The Bottom Line
Metal roofing panels are truly superb. They have many advantages over other roofing products: durability, cool, longevity, cost, colors, recyclability, and solar panel-friendly. And, whether it’s standing seam or PBC/Corrugated, it fits right in here in Colorado. For your home, office, or outbuilding, you can’t go wrong with standing seam or PBC/Corrugated, and Bob Behrends Roofing. Think metal roofing is too expensive? With our roof financing, you can have that perfect roof sooner than you think. Contact us for a free, no-obligation roof consultation, inspection, or estimate.