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Why shop with us? It’s simple: We get up to 5 trucks/week of cut to the inch metal roofing/siding, so we can turn orders FAST! Either we deliver or you come and pickup. We have 3 forlkifts and will get you on your way FAST! You can call, fax, or email your orders. Time is money, why waste it by driving all over to buy your materials? We deal in just about anything under the sun related to metal roofing, pole barns, garages, etc. Let our experience, logistics, and buying power work for you!
Need Help? Please Contact Us or see our Metal Facts/FAQ at bottom of page. We will be happy to help guide you through product selection!
Attention Contractors: We are a valuable source of references for your future jobs! We are constantly linking customers with contractors. Again, it’s simple: Buy here, do good work, and we’ll refer you!
Metal Roofing/Siding Facts and FAQ’s
Q. Aren’t All 40 Year Warranty Panels Basically the Same?
A. NO! There are several factors that indicate the quality of a panel
1. Thickness: Most companies sell 29 Gauge as their primary 40 Year Panel. Actual panel thickness can vary within an allowable tolerance, and some companies take advantage of this by selling the thinnest possible 29 ga. they can get away with. Everlast has revolutionized the market with true 28 Ga (.016) Lynx and 27 Ga. (.0172) Omni products that are thicker, heavier, stronger panels than other manufacturers.
2. Substrate: What’s underneath matters and it affects panel quality and cost! G-Rated Substrates such as G-60 and G-90, as well as Galvalume substrate are now old technology. Everlast offers AZM with Activate technology to provide superior corrosion resistance to panel ends and cut edges.
3. Paint System: There is varying paint systems used and the quality of paint affects price. Everlast uses Colorbond paint systems on their Lynx and Omni Panel. This paint system is of highest quality and performance.
4. Actual Warranty: Last but not least Warranty! Ask to see a copy of the warranty of the product that you are getting quoted and look for these important warranties/factors: Paint, Perforation, and Edge Rust. Everlast Lynx and Omni Panels offer exceptional coverage in all areas. Low cost panels (which we have) will have only a basic warranty. If that’s what you want, fine, but don’t be misled by other suppliers to think that you are getting a premium product at a low price. Chances are they are only selling a basic 40 Year Paint Only Warranty Product. Bottom Line: You get what your pay for! We have ALL panels for ALL price levels. If you want the lowest cost interior liner or shade and shelter panel, WE STOCK IT! If you want a price point 40 Year Paint Only Warranty Panel, we can get it fast! If you want a good quality, long lasting 29 ga., 40 Year product that you can install on your house or barn, WE STOCK IT! And of course, we can order in many other styles and finishes, including the industry dominator: Everlast Omni.
Other Common Questions
Q. Will I pay more for an order cut to the inch?
A. No, you only pay for what you order as long as it’s ordered in from our supplier. We can shear stock panels, but you pay for the stock length that it’s sheared from plus a minimal shearing fee.
Q. How long does it take to get my order?
A. Because we have so many suppliers you don’t have to wait long! Everlast offers twice weekly delivery to our yard and Central States offers up to 3X weekly delivery. This means that you can place an order and often have it in just a few days! Other suppliers typically have a slightly more extended lead time.
Q. What’s the longest steel I can order?
A. 40’ Length is a common maximum length that can be ordered for jobsite delivery from supplier. There is an extra fee for jobsite delivery and jobsite must have access for a tractor trailer to maneuver. M & M Barns can haul panels in 30’ Lengths.
Q. What’s the easiest way to cut steel panels?
A. The very best methods are very expensive, and unless you are a professional contractor that works with steel often you will not want to buy the very best. We offer some affordable options including Turboshears and metal cutting circular saw blades.
Q. What is the minimum pitch recommended for metal roofing?
A. The answer varies depending on manufacturer and material, but a common guideline for 29 through 27 ga. panels is 3/12 pitch. Commercial panels (PBR and certain standing seam products) are able to be installed on shallower pitches).
Q. What is the price per square cost comparison of metal roofing to shingles?
A. On many standard roof types the cost per square foot is often lower using metal roofing over shingles, especially when labor costs are considered. There certainly are exceptions, as more complicated roofs with dormers, many valleys/ridges, and penetrations will require more intensive labor to install.
Q. What does M & M need to know to get me a quote on metal roofing/siding?
A. A picture tells a thousand words! A bird’s eye view of your roof is generally the easiest way to communicate back and forth. We need the width of roofing sections that the panels need to cover. Keep in mind that nearly all panels we sell cover 36” with exceptions being standing seam panels and other specialty profiles. Then we will need the length of roofing panels for each section. Typically a measurement from peak to drip edge/eave will be sufficient For example: If you have a common peaked roof that is 36’ long on each side, you will need 24 total pieces of 3’ coverage roofing. Then measure from center of your ridge to drip edge/eave and that will give you the length panels you need. We also like to know: Roof pitch (how steep roof is), what current material is on roof and how many layers there are, and whether or not your ridge is currently vented. Also please note any pipes, etc. that are protruding from the roof.