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I'm starting construction on a new home and trying to finalize roofing material. I originally wanted metal, but as I look at houses (or pictures) I'm realizing the "look" of metal roofs vary greatly from "love it" to "hate it". Is there a way to tell by looking at a photo what "type" of metal roof it is? I think what I like is standing seam, but the price is much higher than the tuff-ribbed which is in our budget. I'd rather not increase the budget, so if I can't find a version of the ribbed material that falls in the "love it" category, I think I'll go with architectural shingles on the main structure and standing seam on the porch for detail. I love the roof on the 2018 HGTV SMART home, but I've searched their website and can't find specs for the roof. On the show it looked like they were using exposed fasteners & drilling through the top of the panels. Can anyone tell from the picture what type of roof this is? (Hopefully this link will work.)
That appears to be a 5V Crimp roof. Many companies manufacture this profile. It is an exposed fastener system.
Todd, thank you so much for the reply. I thought it was the 5V Crimp. I asked my builder to price 5V, but he said I didn't want it because that is what they use on barns. What is your opinion of using 5V Crimp on a house? Is it inferior to the tuff-rib panels?
5V is an exposed fastener product. Same as "Tuff-Rib." They are both used on agricultural buildings as well as homes and other structures. They are both available in different grades of metal and with different grades of coatings including even clear acrylic. They are what I call "entry-level" metal roofs because they are on the low end of the cost range. But, that doesn't mean someone may not purchase them for their particular looks as well. I personally see no reason between 5V and Tuff-Rib why one would be more appropriate than the other.
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