Depending on your intended use, a thicker panel is not always better. A 24-gauge material is thick but must be softer than 26-gauge to be rolled into sheets and trim. Additionally, thicker material will cost more and may not be the best value for what you need. While both can be used on roofs, the majority of what we sell is 26-gauge which offers a great combination of thickness and hardness factors. We also offer our SSP panels in 29-gauge for less demanding applications and budget-driven projects.
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We manufacture tremendous value into every one of our AP Panel metal roofs, which offer the look of standing-seam roofs at a lower cost. You get big benefits like extra durability, a gorgeous appearance and potential savings on energy bills and homeowner’s insurance. AP Panels are a smart idea for new construction and applications where the existing roof covering is removed to decking. They're designed with residential metal roofing in mind, but work very well on commercial buildings, too.
AP PANEL BENEFITS:
- Up to a 30-Year Limited Paint Warranty
- A Wide Range of Designer Colors
- Hail Resistant – Underwriters Laboratories Class-4 Rating
- Fire Resistant
- Wind Resistant
- Practically Maintenance Free
- 26-Gauge - Commercial Grade Steel
- Energy Efficient
- Greater Life Expectancy
- Outstanding Durability
- Possible Insurance Savings
Note: AP Panel can exhibit oil canning, which is a waviness in the flat area of roofing panels. This is an aesthetic issue and not a reason for rejection. For more information about oil canning, click here.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Is a metal roof more energy efficient than an asphalt shingle roof?
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* Colors may vary by monitor settings. Please contact us to get the most accurate color representation. We will be glad to provide you with color samples.
** Galvalume Plus has no uniformity of appearance guarantee. Each individual sheet, even upon delivery, may have a different color, gloss, sheen, texture or spangled appearance. If uniformity of appearance is desired, a painted product is required.
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