Jason White
7/11/2005
By chance, would you all happen to know the percentage or a ballpark percentage of the amount of standing seam metal roofs there are as opposed to other styles? Would you say it’s a majority? Do you know where I could get information like this if you all cannot provide it? Thanks in advance for your help.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/11/2005
Hi Jason, I am so sorry. I am probably being dumb but I do not understand your question. You're asking about comparing the quantity of standing seam roofs versus ... ? I am sorry to have to ask you to do this but can you please post back with a little extra description of what you want to know.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/11/2005
Hi Jason, I am so sorry. I am probably being dumb but I do not understand your question. You're asking about comparing the quantity of standing seam roofs versus ... ? I am sorry to have to ask you to do this but can you please post back with a little extra description of what you want to know.
Guest User
7/12/2005
... Versus other metal roofs. What percentage of the metal roofing market have standing seam roofs on either their home or business as opposed to other styles of metal roofing such as tile or shake?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/12/2005
Thanks. I understand better now. And I can pretty much confidently tell you that I don't know. :-) Metal roofing being used on homes breaks down into three categories, I feel. 1) Through-fastened "sheet" roofing; 2) Standing Seam; 3) Specialty Shapes. The breakdown shares of these products varies geographically. There are, for example, certain areas where a lot of through-fastened product is used. There are other areas where a lot of shingle / shake facsimile product is used. Unfortunately, because our industry is comprised of a lot of small to medium sized privately owned manufacturing businesses, there is not a lot of statistical data relavent to this subject available. If I were to look at the overall US residential metal roofing market and try to put some market share percentages on it, though, it might look something like: 40% Through-fastened 40% Standing Seam 20% Specialty facsimile shapes I hope this helps.
Guest User
7/12/2005
What exactly is through-fastened? Are there any links that you could send me that would provide pictures of this type of roof? Thanks for all your help!
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/12/2005
Through-fastened products are what you might know as "corrugated" or 5V or R Panel roofing. Overlapping sheets about 36" wide, sometimes in continuous lengths, sometimes in sheets about 12' long. To fasten these products to the roof, exposed screws are driven through their faces into decking or lathe below them. Fabral, one of our member manufacturers, produces a lot of through-fastened products -- www.fabral.com -- they also produce true standing seam.
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