Metal roof panel width

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Old 09-09-14, 10:34 AM
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Metal roof panel width

I'm shopping for a metal roof, and am stuck on a seemingly trivial choice. Which is: what width panel should I use?

There is the practical consideration. Wider panels mean fewer panels, hence less work. I doubt this is the lions share though and choosing on this basis may be penny wise.

Esthetics? Is this like corduroy pants? A fine wale seems more distinguished, and a coarse one more homey? Or is there a proportion ideal? It's a smaller house; should the panels be proportionately narrower?

Or, am I missing the real issue, something more to do with the sun, the stars, and my horoscope?
 
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Old 09-09-14, 12:15 PM
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A lot has to do with the type of metal roof panel. The old corrugated and 5V crimp panels are 2' wide and come in a few select lengths. The newer factory painted panels are 3' wide and are cut to whatever length you specify.
 
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Old 09-10-14, 07:42 AM
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Dang it, I always leave out an important detail. It'll be standing seam. Why do they offer such tiny width increments? 12"? 16"? 18"?
 
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Old 09-10-14, 08:37 AM
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I've not had much dealings with standing seam roofs and don't know much about them hopefully one of the others will chime in and help you
 
 

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