Residential Metal Roofing Installation – Choose the Right Profile For Your Roof Application

If you are planning to re-roof your house, or building a new house, choosing the right profile for the right pitch for residential metal roof applications can make all the difference. Here are a few common profiles, and the pitches they are most suited to. The cost of installing a metal roof can be quite high initially, and finding the right profile for the application can make a big difference to the lifespan!

A new roof comes at a price, so if you are considering building a home starting from scratch or if you need a whole new roof, roofing isn’t something you want to take any chances with. We are a trustworthy company that believes in giving nothing less the best residential roofing services to your house. Elite Roofing Halifax offer both residential and commercial roofing customers our top-quality roofing services from our specialized Halifax roofing experts.

Corrugated Corrugated, S profile or Victorian profile has a narrow pan, and ribs that are close to each other. Because of this, its ability to shrug off water is limited, and its best suited to higher pitches, normally from around ten degrees.

As the name Victorian profile suggests, this is an old-fashioned type of sheeting, and often used on period houses, or houses designed to look older. Because it is aesthetically pleasing, there is no problem using this on high pitched and therefore very visible roofs.

Elite Roofing Halifax offer a multitude of benefits for protecting your roof from snow and ice build-up. There is essentially now here for the water to accumulate and gain entry. Compared with shingles, which have a 2-inch coverage, a metal roof has a 100% coverage so water cannot back up and enter your home. Roof installation durable products have experienced dramatic growth in popularity in the past decade. Fire-resistant qualities, longevity, and speed of installation are among the reasons why our customers prefer them.

Corrugated sheeting also lends itself to rolling, which allows the sheeting to mold to a curve, without the necessity for cranking.


IBR sheeting, or inverted box rib, has a much wider pan between ribs. This makes it suited to much lower pitches, as it has the ability to channel larger amounts of water to runoff points.

Less visually appealing, it is nonetheless popular both in residential applications and more frequently in industrial and commercial developments, such as factories and malls.

You should definitely hire a professional Elite Roofing Halifax when you intend to install a new roof or even repair an existing roof. Getting ripped off may be an issue for some consumers, while getting a poor job maybe another. You may even be the victim of a no-show by a contractor. You should ask these questions to ensure they are knowledgeable about their responsibilities to you and look for the answers you need before hiring them.

IBR can be laid in one of two configurations – narrow flute out, the traditional manner, or broad flute out, commonly used for cladding of vertical surfaces. These provide a very different aesthetic, and can be combined, creating the appearance of two different profiles.

If IBR sheeting is to be laid to a curve, the sheets may be cranked to the profile of the curve, making laying a much easier proposition!

Secret Fix Sheeting

Secret fix profiles abound, usually as a patented product by a particular manufacturer. These types of sheeting are laid without piercing the sheet, to clips affixed to purlins or battens on rafters or trusses.

Because the sheeting is not pierced, and this type of sheet typically has a much broader pan, again channeling water more effectively, they are generally suitable for very low pitches, sometimes only a few degrees.

Usually more costly, in terms of material, they can be more cost effective in the long run, being relatively easy to lay, and with some suppliers offering the option of on site rolling to your sheet length requirements. The cost of installing a metal roof however does also include labor, so it’s likely to even out! They also offer a much better aesthetic, with no visible fixings.

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