Also called “Standing Seam,” these systems have no exposed screws, making them the most weathertight and maintenance-free systems. Standing seam is a good choice for commercial and high-end residential projects but require higher-skilled craftsmen and more labor costs for installation.
With exposed fasteners, 5V Crimp is the timeless “old Florida” look that is most common in residential settings but is also suitable for light commercial applications. Double ribs on the panel edges create the classic 5V look and conceal an anti-siphon channel.
Standard Rib style, such as Gulf Rib, is an exposed fastener panel made popular initially by its use in agriculture applications. This panel has now gained popularity in residential and light commercial construction and is available in 29ga steel, making it one of the most cost-efficient profiles.