About our metal roofs
Deschutes Roofing offers two types of metal roofing: exposed fastener (AKA barn style) and hidden fastener (AKA standing seam or vertical seam).
Exposed fastener metal comes in 3 foot wide sheets that overlap at the raised ends known as “ribs”. It’s more economical, but requires more maintenance because the rubber grommets on each screw (fastener) eventually wear out and must be replaced. The metal is usually 29 gauge thick.
Hidden fastener metal is available in 12, 16, or 20 inch wide sheets and are connected by mechanically seaming or crimping the end seams together. It’s more costly but is virtually maintenance free and can last 40 – 70 years. This metal is much thicker at 26 or 24 gauge.