Metal Sales™ Unveils New Standing Seam Roof System
T-Armor Series™ Adds Performance, Installation Ease and Design Flexibility to New or Existing Roofs
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
LOUISVILLE, KY...Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, the nation’s leader in metal roof and wall systems, introduces its newest product offering: the T-Armor Series™ Structural Standing Seam Roof System.
The T-Armor Series uses Metal Sales’ concealed clip design to allow for a sustainable, cost-effective and practical roofing panel system for new construction or retrofit. To achieve this level of performance, Metal Sales has implemented its unique sealed seam cap into the T-Armor Series. The sealed seam cap design has several advantages over the standard interlocking leg system, allowing for multi-directional panel installation, simple replacement of a damaged panel and provides superior weather tightness.
The T-Armor Series also offers an optional continuous concealed clip, specifically designed for roofs that are frequently exposed to high winds and heavy environmental loads. The clip can extend the full length of the panel or may be used only on specific areas of the roof. The continuous clip design creates an increased area of contact for panel-to-clip engagement, allowing the roof system to bear heavier loads and strengthen its wind uplift resistance. This clip design also allows for complete thermal expansion and contraction of roofing panels reducing risk of oil canning, and giving the system a tight weather seal that lasts for several decades.
“The T-Armor Series is another example of Metal Sales’ commitment to engineering new products that are both environmentally-friendly and economically rewarding,” says Dave Cunningham, Product Development Manager at Metal Sales. “Our goal is to grow our customers’ businesses by inspiring them to achieve all of their design, budget and performance objectives.”
Metal Sales manufactures six T-Armor Series panel profiles in 12”, 16” or 18” widths with a 2 3/8” high tee seam. All panel profiles are available in a range of thicknesses from 20 to 24 gauge steel and 0.032” or 0.040” aluminum. All materials are available with a Kynar 500® (PVDF) paint system in a variety of colors. The panels can also be curved for more dynamic roof designs.
T-Armor features a warranty for weather tightness and the Metal Sales industry-leading 45 year finish warranty. The system’s 45+ year lifespan and limited maintenance requirements contribute to its sustainable product attributes. The system is primarily steel, the #1 recycled material in the world, and contains up to 30% recycled content.
Architects and designers can choose from a variety of cool roof compliant colors for T-Armor that are ENERGY STAR® listed and contribute toward sustainability goals and green building certifications, such as Net-Zero and LEED®.
About Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is the premier nationwide provider of metal panel systems for the construction industry. Metal Sales works with architectural specifiers and commercial construction professionals to create inspirational design solutions. With the industry's largest and most knowledgeable sales and technical support team, Metal Sales has the expertise to address today's challenges in high-performance, sustainable and Net-Zero building. Celebrating 51 years of service in 2014, Metal Sales has outreach around the world, delivering outstanding roof, wall and fascia metal panel systems from its 21 facilities throughout the U.S. For more information, visit metalsales.us.com.