Have you ever seen a metal roof that looks dimpled, wrinkled, and warped? If so, then you have seen one of the biggest concerns in metal roofing, known as oil canning. Oil canning is an inherent quality of light-gauge, flat metal products, and makes broad areas of panels look wavy and distorted. This phenomenon can occur in any type of metal material used in construction,
and is a common concern in the metal roofing industry. Common causes of oil canning include:
Stresses during the production process
Stresses during rollforming and slitting
Incorrect fastener installation
Color and gloss
Improper usage, handling, and storage
Misalignment of panels
In order to minimize oil canning development in your metal roofing project, consider using a thicker metal material, using a striated panel to break up large surface areas, and choose a low-gloss or matte finish to reduce reflectivity.
Also referred to as Bonderized, PaintGrip looks like a weathered steel or unfinished metal. This metal option is not a paint finish but rather a process that creates a dull gray colored finish. Paint Grip Ultra is the perfect choice for achieving an unfinished and exposed look when applying metal roofing to your project.
As a manufacturer of panels with both PVDF and SMP paint systems, we have color finishes to complement and suit any metal roofing project. You want to pick the best color and paint finish for your installation based on factors including:
Exposed metal roof and wall panels are the most economical option for commercial projects. Exposed panels are typically wider than standing seam panels, meaning fewer panels and less labor will be needed to cover the roof or standing wall area. When considering metal roofing applications for a commercial project, you want to use materials that are durable, long lasting, and cost efficient.
Metal roof panels are measured by gauge, or the thickness of the metal used for the roof. A roof guage is typically between 22 and 29 inches thick. A standard gauge for metal roofing is 26-gauge steel and is used for most residential and commercial applications. As the number for roof gauge increases, the metal thickness decreases.
We offer up to 40 year finish warranties and two levels of single source weathertight warranties to provide quality protection. All warranties are coordinated through the Technical department to ensure all applicable requirements are met and each project is personally inspected. Our warranties are fully transferable and designed to offer comprehensive protection to fit any budget and criteria.
With a wide range of metal roofing standards that need to be met, Adax Metals is proud to offer Architectural testing for all of our metal products. We understand the importance of metal testing and make sure each product is safe and manufactured to pass with flying colors.
Unlike a metal panel, flat sheets do not require specific installation instructions and are used for a variety of applications. Consult with your installer to determine the best installation method for your roofing project.
Roofing underlayment is a weather-resistant roofing barrier that serves as an extra layer to protect against the elements. The underlayment is installed below the metal roofing materials used for your project. Using an underlayment can act as an additional noise barrier, can even the surface of your roofing materials, and can add insulation to your roof.