Buying metal roofing and siding can be confusing. Panels from different manufacturers may look similar, but can vary widely in quality and performance.
Don’t get fooled into thinking you are buying a quality metal roof just because your quote says 26 gauge with a 40-year warranty. Terms such as gauge and warranty are loosely used and can be deceptive. For example, a 29 gauge metal panel can vary in thickness and hardness between manufacturers. It doesn’t do you any good to choose a cheaper quote and end up with a thinner metal roof.
It is important to know what you are being sold so you can make an educated purchase. Become educated in the following three areas:
Ask your metal supplier what levels of protection are offered in the quote they are giving you. Remember, don’t make a decision based solely on gauge and warranty.