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What are some different types of metal roofs?

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Two types of metal roofs include sheet metal panels and sheet metal tiles. Standing-seam systems are a type of metal roof used for low-slope buildings.

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What are some different types of metal roofs?
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Sheet metal tiles, also called sheet metal shingles, often come with decorative stamping, and most commercially available tiles are made to look like clay or cedar shingles. These tiles are light and can easily blow off of the roof if not fastened properly. Sheet metal panels are most commonly installed on roofs with greater slopes or commercial buildings, such as warehouses, because of their higher durability. Standing-seam systems are made of long, narrow metal pieces that interlock for easy installation. They are convenient because they keep moisture out and do not require as many sealant applications as other materials.

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