Metal Roof Types & Styles

Metal roofing is an exceptional choice for any home or commercial building, boasting a long service life (typically 40 years or longer), sturdiness, resistance to weathering and other forms of damage, and much more. Metal roofs are also a highly attractive option that complements virtually any building style.

In the realm of metal roofing, there are many options for a homeowner or commercial building owner to choose from in order to create the perfect functionality and aesthetic for their structure.

Whatever type of metal roof you have or are looking for, Wagler Metals offers a full array of metal roofing services, ranging from installation to repair. Give Wagler Metals a call today at 641-459-3903 for all your metal roofing needs!

Residential Metal Roofing

An abundant array of metal roofing types, colors and styles are available to perfectly adorn any home, offering both incredible functionality and exceptional attractiveness.

Varied styles can lend dozens of different looks and feels to a home, with different styles of residential metal roofing including shake, shingle, tile, slate, standing seam and sheet metal roofing.

Common residential metal roofing materials include:

  • Aluminum: Lightweight aluminum roofing offers many benefits, including durability, energy efficiency and resistance to corrosion.
  • Galvanized steel: Galvanized steel is base carbon/iron steel that is coated with zinc, which gives it either barrier or galvanic protection. Galvanized steel is one of the most commonly used metal roofing products, boasting a lower price point compared with most metals, exceptional strength and an outstanding ability to hold paint. The thicker the metallic coating on galvanized steel, the longer it will remain free of rust.
  • Galvalume steel: Galvalume steel is base carbon/iron steel that is coated with aluminum and zinc alloy. It is highly resistant to corrosion, very strong and also comparatively inexpensive.

Textured Metal

Our metal roofing services also include textured metal, which is a distinctive, low-gloss textured coating applicable to any type of building. Textured metal’s impressively durable resin system offers various benefits, including:

  • Outstanding weatherability
  • Incredible durability
  • Impressive flexibility
  • Unique appearance
  • Color consistency
  • Gloss stability
  • High UV resistance

Textured metal is an attractive and unique alternative to traditional flat metal roof finishes, created using inorganic pigments and a corrosion-resistant primer. It is an ideal finish for any commercial or residential roofing application.

Commercial Metal Roofing

For commercial application, metal roofing is celebrated for its lengthy lifespan, low maintenance needs and durability. Metal roofing also resists decay and discoloration and can withstand impacts, high winds and even fire.

Some of the most common metal roofing materials used in commercial application include:

  • Corrugated galvanized steel
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless steel
  • Steel coated with a blend of zinc, aluminum and silicon
  • Painted or stone-coated metal sheets

There are three basic profile types for metal roofing:

  1. AP panel: Resembling standing-seam metal roofing but costing significantly less, AP panels utilize a pass-through system that lets the screws show. A low-maintenance and highly durable roof type that is hail- and fire-resistant.
  2. U-panel: Made of 26-gauge commercial-grade steel, U-panel roofing is heavier than the typical roofing metal and can often be installed right over a shingle roof without removing the shingles. Stands up to 140 mph winds, fire and hail; is energy-efficient; low-maintenance; and long-lasting.
  3. R-panel: Metal roofing alternative composed of 26-gauge steel that can be retrofitted over existing roof material. Durable; low-maintenance; and resistant to fire, hail and winds up to 140 mph.

Call on the Metal Roofing Experts!

For all your metal roofing needs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo and surrounding areas (both residential and commercial), you can count on the experts at Wagler Metals. Give us a call today, 641-459-3903, to schedule a free professional assessment regarding your next metal roofing project.

We will provide you with the very best options and formulate a plan to perfectly meet your metal roofing needs and wants!