Reliable currogated vs. Standing Seam?

Guest User
6/21/2010
We are designing a townhome complex for northern Arizona. Longevity is critical, and a metal roof is a given. We usually spec. a standing seam, but the cost is prohibitive. In travelling through rural Virginia, I noticed a lot of average homes have metal roofing. They look similar to standing seam, but on closer inspection, you can see that the "seams" are wider and have penetrations every foot or so. I haven't seen this at all in the West - how does it compare performance-wise (and cost-wise) to high-end standing seam?
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
6/21/2010
Cheaper most often time on a small scale. If you covering a large square footage, you have a relatively good footing to negotiate. We see metal prices all over the place depending on who you ask and how much you are doing. What kind of prices were you getting already. What is the architecture of the building going to be like?
Guest User
6/21/2010
There's about 35,000 sf. of roofing - all gable-end 4/12 pitch. We will use the peel & stick bituthane underlayment in any case, but we're trying to get some relief on pricing. The local contractors know that we're going to use metal, so they're not that competitive. I don't know pricing exactly, just looking for alternatives. Old buildings out here have the currogated, but for some reason I haven't seen anything in between. The buildings I saw back east with the new currogated style direct screw-down panel weren't high-end construction, so I'm wondering why we aren't using it here...
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
6/21/2010
350 squares on a low pitch should be priced pretty reasonably. If you have someone that is running the panels there onsite, that material should be cheaper than delivering corrugated panels to the site. Corrugated roofs are cheaper because they look cheaper. The also rely on an exposed fastener system as opposed to a hidden system. Shop the job, you will get a good price on it.
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