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This Metal Roofing Looks Like Shingles
Many businesses and farmers are transitioning from traditional asphalt shingles to metal roofing but some people don’t like the look, says Jason Lamers, Boral Roofing.
    The California roofing company manufactures a full line of metal panels coated with an acrylic base coat covered with the same stone granules you’d see on an asphalt shingle.
    Most finished panels measure 3-ft. long by 20-in. high.
     “All the variations are made with 26-ga. metal. What’s nice about them being pressed panels is we can emulate what other traditional products look like with a low profile.”
    Options include a Granite-Ridge, weathered Pine-Crest wood shake, Cottage shingle, Pacific Tile and a traditional Spanish style Barrel-Vault tile.
    Panels are installed with screws through the nose sealing into the acrylic base coat. As they’re a pressed panel, they don’t get the expansion and contraction of typical panels due to their increased flexibility. Sealant is used around fasteners, chimneys or where two panels come together on a seam.
     “Most of the metals are installed in such a way that you don’t need to seal them,” Lamers explains. “Almost every detail with our products, whether it’s a rake, alley, trim around a chimney or skylight, everything’s being installed with the methodology of a step flashing. Water cascades down and isn’t able to get behind the panels.”
    Repairs on damaged roof areas are easy as screws are removed releasing the desired panels to make way for replacements.
    Lamers says many of their customers are farmers installing metal panels on their barns and houses. They are also used on churches and halls. Buyers value the metal roofing longevity in comparison to traditional asphalt shingles.
    Prices depend heavily on roof complexity, steepness and location, but range from $375 to $475 a square (100 square ft.) including S&H. With labor included, prices range from $950 to $1150 a square.
    Boral Roofing also features step-by-step DIY installation videos on its website.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jason Lamers, Westlake Royal Roofing, LLC., 7575 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 100, Irvine, Calif. 92618 (ph 612-718-3514; Jason.Lamers@westlake.net; www.westlakeroyalroofing.com)

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