Steep-slope metal roofing arguably is one of the fastest-growing
segments of the roofing market, especially in the residential
arena. Homeowners are looking to metal roof covering products for
aesthetics and long-term service life.
As with all roof coverings, metal roof systems used for
steep-slope applications must comply with applicable building
codes. Many areas in the U.S. have adopted the International
Building Code (IBC). Following are details regarding the
installation, types and properties of metal shingles and shingle
The 2006 edition of IBC divides metal roofing into two
categories—metal roof panels and metal roof shingles. A metal
roof panel is an interlocking metal sheet with a minimum installed
weather exposure of 3 square feet; a metal roof shingle has weather
exposure of less...
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