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METAL PANELS & FABRICATION

Classic Rib Metal Panel

CLASSIC RIB METAL PANEL

29 Gauge

Built for beauty, durability and value, the Metal Sales Classic Rib is a hard-working roof panel that performs in all seasons. Ideal for a variety of structures including pole barns, equipment storage, stables, garages, sheds and houses, this lightweight metal panel is easy to install to protect your investment beautifully and affordably. Classic Rib has a low profile rib height of 3/4" and is designed for attachment to the roof substrate with fasteners that penetrate the face of the panel. Fastener heads are exposed to view and feature a gasket that prevents leaking. Classic Rib comes standard with ColorFit40, a superior four-layer coating system that has undergone rigorous real-world weathering tests to prove its long-term ability to stand up to the elements. All color options are listed with ENERGY STAR and improve energy efficiency by reflecting sunlight before it can be absorbed as heat. This reduces the amount of energy needed for cooling your building. Classic Rib also provides you with decades of worry-free service with low maintenance requirements.

  • Ribbed steel construction for durability

  • ColorFit40 system won't fade and holds up to the elements

  • Provides almost maintenance-free results for convenience

  • Carries a 40-year finish warranty for durability and aesthetics

  • Withstands severe weather conditions including high winds and fire – advantages that may lower insurance premiums

  • Environmentally responsible choice containing a minimum 30% recycled content and is 100% recyclable

  • Virtually maintenance free and resistant to mildew, rot and pests. Occasional cleaning will maintain its appearance

  • Energy Star

PBR Metal Panel

PBR METAL PANEL

26 Gauge

PBR galvalume panels are the rugged workhorses of agricultural roofing and siding. PBR is a heavy-duty 26-Gauge exposed fastener panel, using hex head screws with a built-in gasket to prevent leaking. The distinctive galvalume finish will stand up to all kinds of wind and weather and is Florida Code approved for residential roofing applications. PBR panels are cut with aviation shears and their strength-to-weight ratio makes them easy to use and transport.

  • Galvalume is a trusted, low-maintenance product that is known for durability

  • Light weight for ease of use or transport; cuts easily with common aviation snips

  • PBR panels will not rot, mildew or warp and can form an effective pesticide-free barrier against termites and other insects

  • Non-combustible; resistance to fire increases your security and may result in lower insurance premiums

  • 26-Gauge PBR galvalume panels are UL 2218/class 4 impact resistant

  • Gibraltar's PBR panels are a good choice for the environment; after a long service life they are still 100% recyclable

  • 26-Gauge thickness, recommended for roof slopes of 1/12 pitch or greater

  • 37-1/2 in. panel width yields 36 in. coverage

Mechanical Standing Seam Metal Panel

STANDING SEAM METAL PANEL

24 or 26 Gauge 

Mechanically seamed panels are also roll formed with specific edges that line up with each other. Once the two panels are engaged, a hand or mechanical seamer is used to bend the edges and lock the panels together. There are two different versions of mechanical seams: Single lock 90-degree seams and double lock 180-degree seams. 

Single Lock (90-degree seam) Quick Facts:

  • Single lock refers to ONE fold of the seam (or 90 degrees).

  • While single lock profiles won’t perform as well as a double lock, single lock still performs well in milder environments. Again, check to make sure the engineering allows a single lock to be used.

Single locked systems require less labor, and it’s easier to replace a damaged panel than double lock profiles.

Double Lock (180-degree seam) Quick Facts:

  • Double lock mechanical systems feature TWO folds of the seam (or 180 degrees).

  • Double lock systems are suitable for low-slope applications needing extra weather-tightness.

  • 2-inch double lock profile: Can generally be installed down to a .5/12 pitch with in-seam sealant (based on geography).

  • 1.5-inch double lock profile: Can generally be used down to a 1/12 pitch with in-seam sealant (based on geography).

  • Double lock panels perform better; plus, there is less of a chance for panels to come unseamed.

  • For properties in cold weather areas with freezing and thawing, double lock systems are good choices. As snow/ice freezes and thaws, it also expands and contracts, which could potentially disengage a snap-lock profile.

  • Double lock panels are more labor-intensive to replace.

  • When possible, you should use an expansion clip with a mechanical lock profile.