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Metal Roof Profiler

Find out what kind of metal roof best suits your needs by taking our free online metal roof profiler questionnaire. Just answer a few generic questions about your preferred taste in roofing systems and see what metal roof might work best for you!

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Lifetime Metal Roofing

Our Metal Roofing is made from first quality American steel and high integrity domestic coatings. With a lifetime warranty, best in class impact resistance, fire resistance and wind uplift resistance, you can have the peace of mind that your metal roof will last.

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We use technology to provide you with a hassle free, personalized quote specific to your roof.

without every coming on site or getting on your roof. See what it would cost to have a metal roof on your home with a free online quote! 

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Are you a member of a Homeowner's Association?

We've encountered a lot of people that say "I'd love a metal roof but my Homeowner's Assocation won't allow it". Not to worry. Our friends at Isaiah Industries have put together numerous resources to help you get a metal roof on your home even if you're in an HOA that previously restricted metal roofs. 

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  • Will metal roofing make my house hot in the summer?
    No. Actually, the opposite is true. Our metal roofing panels feature the most advanced coating technology that can reflect up to 65% of solar energy. So while your metal roof is while the sun is shining on it, it's not retaining heat -- it's reflecting it away from your roof. As the sun goes down, your metal roof will also cool quickly resulting in a significant cost savings on your cooling costs. Read more about this topic here.
  • Are metal roofs loud?
    Residential metal roofs are typically no louder than their asphalt or tile counterparts. Residential metal roofing is installed over solid wood decking covering an insulated space which absorbs the majority of noise coming from the roof. Homeowner's won't notice much of a difference in noise between steel roofing and any other roofing material. The belief that metal roofs are exceptionally loud comes from metal roofing that is installed on open framing (barns, pavilions, etc.) which of course will seem loud because there is not decking, or insulation to create a sound barrier.
  • Do I have to tear off my old roof before installing metal?
    If there is no damage to the substrate of your roof you can install metal roofing over a single layer of asphalt shingles. This actually can result in significant cost savings from a tear off and has other benefits like keeping asphalt out of landfills, and providing an additional layer of protection to your roof. Since metal roofing weighs about 1/3 of the weight of asphalt shingle, the additional weight is not a concerning factor.
  • Can I install solar panels over metal roofing?
    Yes. In fact, metal roofing is the ideal platform for solar panels and has special hardware to make installation easy.
  • Does metal roofing qualify for insurance discounts?
    In many cases yes, but this does depend on the insurance company. Speak to your insurance agent and ask if they offer insurance premium discounts for metal roofing. Read about fire resistance, impact resistance, and wind uplift on our product pages.
  • What is post frame?
    Post frame is a building system that utilizes structural wooden post columns as the primary support, along with wooden girts, purlins, and steel trusses to complete the frame. Though steel trusses and other steel anchors & accessories are used, post frame buildings fall under the broad category of wood-based framing systems.
  • Why choose post frame?
    Versatile Design Flexibility Ease of Installation Post frame is a cost-effective and efficient method. Post frame construction is fast and easy to install, making it ideal for projects that require quick turnaround times. Additionally, post frame construction provides additional strength and stability, making it more resistant to wind and weather damage. Finally, post frame construction is highly customizable and versatile - allowing you to design for the present and adjust over time if you choose to expand.
  • What foundation options do I have for post frame?
    Wet Set Anchors Wet Set Anchors are used with new pours. Compatible with pads, stem walls, and piers Drill Set Anchors Drill Set Anchors are used with existing concrete Thick Edge Slab Thick Edge Slabs are common foundation options for post frame buildings, especially when being used as a shop, barndominium, or warehouse. Thick edge slabs typically have a 2' x 12" edge that slopes to a 6" pad. Post frame concrete pads are typically 4000psi w/ fibermesh and rebar at 18". Drill Set or Wet Set Anchors should be used with slab foundations. Post-on-Pier Piers are common post frame foundation options. Posts can be mounted on piers using Drill Set or Wet Set Anchor options. Piers are typically 4' deep and 18" wide.
  • Can I put my posts in the ground?
    In-ground posts are more susceptible to rot and termite damage. In-ground posts are more susceptible to groundline shear forces.
  • How are post frame sidewalls constructed?
    Sidewalls are constructed by fastening 2 x 6 girts every 24" to the post column using True Metal Supply provided framing screws. A stacked, treated 2 x 6 board is used at the bottom of the wall to form the skirt or "splash guard." A 2 x 8 board is used as the top girt to more easily receive soffit.
  • How are post frame endwalls constructed?
    Sidewalls are constructed by fastening 2 x 6 girts every 24" to the post column using framing screws. A stacked, treated 2 x 6 board is used at the bottom of the wall to form the skirt or "splash guard." A 2 x 8 board is used as the top girt to more easily receive soffit. Boards ran along the top chord of the truss can either be blocked or tapped into the webbing of the truss to create a top girt line for receiving the soffit.
  • How are girts fastened to post frame posts?
    Girts are fastened to posts using True Metal Supply provided 5/16" FrameGrip structural framing screws. Framegrip screws feature a Type 17 point that requires no pre-drilling. Framegrip screws are ICC certified and are designed to resist building shear forces. Deck screws should never be used to fasten girts and could result in structural failure. (4) Framegrip screws are used per girt. 2 on each end, fastened into the post column.
  • What siding is used for post frame buildings?
    Metal panels easily install as siding over the wall girts with no decking required.
  • What structural system is used for post frame roofs?
    At True Metal Supply, we use Parallel Chord Steel Trusses with our post frame buildings. Parallel chord trusses feature a top and bottom chord that are the same pitch, allowing for maximum overheard space. These Grade 50 American-Made Steel Trusses can be spaced 10' apart and can clearspan up to 100' with no center supports.
  • What are the spans and spacing for True Metal Supply's post frame buildings?
    Steel trusses can be spaced 10' apart and can clearspan up to 100' with no center supports.
  • What are steel truss purlin cups?
    Purlin cups are welded on to the top chord of our steel trusses to receive the purlins. Purlin cups are pre-drilled for easy installation. #10 metal roofing fasteners can be used to fasten the purlins to the cups.
  • Do steel trusses require carriers or notched post columns?
    Steel trusses lag directly into the posts and do not require carriers or notched post columns.
  • Is roof decking required for post frame buildings?
    Metal roofing easily installs over the open framing purlin design with no decking required.
  • What styles of trusses are available at True Metal Supply?
    Gable Truss Gable Trusses are parallel chord “gable” style trusses that are joined at the apex by bolts. They are typically used for primary roof support for buildings. All steel gable trusses are clearspan. Snoot Truss Snoot Trusses are a type of cantilever truss that is only supported on one side. They are typically used for awnings or eyebrows over doors, windows, and walkways. Lean-To Truss Lean-To Trusses are parallel chord, monoslope style trusses. They are typically used for porches, sheds, or other single slope additions. Bar-Joist Truss Bar Joists (also referred to as Header Trusses) are parallel chord joists that do not have a slope. They are typically used for extend the bay spacing between posts to allow for wider bays, doors, etc.
  • What styles of post frame buildings are available at True Metal Supply?
    Enclosed Enclosed buildings are sealed structures with walls, soffit, and metal roofing. Roof Only Roof Only buildings are simple structures consisting of posts, purlins, trusses, and metal roofing. No exterior walls. Hybrid Hybrid buildings can be American style buildings with lean-to structures or a blend of Roof-Only style with Enclosed style (see galleries for examples)
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