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Types of Residential Metal Roofs

[fa icon="calendar"] 02/01/2022 / by Kaylee Beattie

Metal roofs are a great way to upgrade your home’s exterior while providing your structure with a long-lasting, extremely durable roofing solution. There are tons of different metal roofing options out there — from classic Corrugated panels to more modern Standing Seam profiles. All the options have their own unique advantages and styles. We’re exploring all the most popular types of residential metal roofs Bridger Steel offers.

Residential Metal Roofing

Classic Corrugated Roofs

The first type of residential metal roof a traditional Corrugated roof, which is probably the profile most people commonly think about when metal panels come to mind. Corrugated metal has been around for over a hundred years and is known for its toughness, wavy pattern, and ability to easily hide imperfections. These panels use an exposed fastener system and are one of our most popular roofing material options.

Bridger Steel offers four different Corrugated profiles for residential roofs: 7/8” ¾”, ½”, and ¼” sizes. However, we typically only see our ¼” profiles used for interior, accent, and wall applications. Our 7/8” Corrugated panels are our most popular choice for roofing within the available profiles because of how thick and durable the metal panels are. You can be sure that with Corrugated metal, you’re getting a roofing solution that will stand the tests of time and weather.

Corrugated Residential Metal Roofing

Residential Corrugated Metal Roofs

Stunning Standing Seam Roofs

A modern, seamless approach to metal roofing, Standing Seam panels are a great choice for roofs. These panels use a concealed fastener system, which means the hardware used to secure the metal to your structure is hidden. This helps keeps your home protected for extremely long periods of time while providing you with a beautiful aesthetic that consists of a smooth look with long, clean lines.

Bridger Steel offers a few different varieties of Standing Seam profiles for roofing application: 3” Trapezoidal, Mechanical Lock, Snap Seam, Tru Snap, and Nail Strip. Each of these panels are different from one another and create a unique look, but all of them provide sturdy, weather-tight roofing solutions. You may opt for Mechanical Lock panels if you want bold, uninterrupted lines, or maybe you’ll choose Tru Snap for its ability to expand and contract with changing temperatures. No matter which Standing Seam metal roof panel you choose, you will get the style you want with the durability of steel you need.

Snap Seam Metal Roofing

Residential Tuff Rib ROof

Aesthetic All Purpose Roofs

Another exposed fastener metal panel system, All Purpose profiles are designed with ease of use and installation in mind. They’re an option that’s known for their strength, traditional look, and exceptional performance.

Bridger Steel has three different profile variations in the All Purpose panel series: Tuff Rib, Platte River, and Purlin Bearing Rib (PBR). These panels offer superior durability while still providing the modern touch of steel. Some homeowners decide to install PBR panels for the industrial flair they create, while other gravitate towards Tuff for its unbelievable toughness in all types of environments. Whatever All Purpose panel you choose, it will make a great roofing solution with an unbelievable lifespan.

Tuff Rib Residential Roofing

Residential Nail Strip Metal Roof

Bold Box Rib Roofs

With a bold box-shaped pattern and anti-siphon groove for superior weather-tightness, Box Rib roofing panels are an extremely heavy-duty roofing solution. These panels are recommended for all types of environments due to their structural integrity. They bring an industrial aesthetic to residential builds and use an exposed fastener system.

Bridger Steel has one Box Rib profile built for roofing: 7.2 Structural Box Rib panels. These panels allow for an efficient installation process and create a modern-industrial aesthetic. They’re a bold choice that will last for decades and decades to come.


Each of the different types of residential metal roofs have differences in appearances, they all have a few things in common: unbeatable lifespans and durability. If you’re interested in metal roofing for your residential home, contact Bridger Steel’s team today. Our team of Product Specialists can help you find the right type of metal roof for your home based on your location, style preferences, and even more. Contact Us today or fill out our Get a Quote form to get started.

Metal roofs have a huge list of benefits for residential homes. You can read more about them on our Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing blog.

We also have a huge list of blogs related to metal roofing – everything from FAQ’s to inspiring example to how-to guides. Explore all the Metal Roofing Blogs right here.

Topics: Metal Roofing

Kaylee Beattie

Written by Kaylee Beattie