Wind

Our fastener flange panel has a UL rating for winds at 90 MPH. No more shingle tabs  in the yard.

Hail UL 2218 class IV

In the UL 2218 test, steel balls are dropped onto roofing materials to simulate hail damage. To achieve a class 4 hail rating, a roofing material must withstand the impact of a 2" steel ball weighing 1.15 lbs being dropped from a height of 20 feet.  This testing is done on new materials at roof temperature.  In a real hailstorm, weathered shingles are at a disadvantage.

But is it noisy when it rains?

If you've ever run for cover to a machine shed to escape a Midwest thunder storm you know where this question is coming from. The noise in the shed is the rain is drumming on steel between the nailers and there is no ceiling or insulation to absorb the noise. This roof is on a solid deck and the inside noise level is very comparable to a shingle roof.  

 

Hidden screws—our roofs are fastened with screws, but they are underneath where you can’t see them and where they will never leak.

 

 Thicker steel—24 gauge is our standard.  The lower the number, the thicker the steel. 

 

Kynar500™ paint is field proven to be the leader in fade and chalk resistance. Don’t just take our word for it—research it for yourself!

 

 

 

The fastener flange panel is a streamlined innovation that offers the same hidden fastener benefits and classic appeal as the traditional standing seam roofs that have been protecting homes for many years in other parts of the country. 

 Our panel is screwed to the roof by a fastener flange which is covered by the next panel. The screws are not a potential leak point and are neatly out of sight.

Besides aesthetic appeal, concealed fasteners offered the practical benefit of eliminating nail penetrations in the surface of the panel

The neoprene washered screws used today in most "screw through" roofs  are a huge improvement over the lead-headed nails of yesteryear. Still, mathematically, the odds are that if the washers are only 99.9% effective, you will be left with two small leaks on an average sized home. (2000 screws x .001 = 2)

 

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