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Creating a Rustic Roof

Panel Shown: Tru Snap Roofing in Truten™ A606 Weathering Steel

rustic metal roof Panels

Choosing the right finish and metal panel to complete a rustic design often relies on the proper pairing of color tones between the roofing and siding, as well as understanding how the product will fit within the environment throughout the seasons. 

Corrugated Panels

A throwback to the original metal of the west, the Corrugated panel has become a timeless cornerstone of a rustic roof designs. Originally becoming popular as an all-purpose panel, the Corrugated panel has been adapted to become a popular roofing solution in most environments and designs.

The wavy corrugated pattern makes these panels extremely durable — one of the biggest reasons for their popularity throughout history. No matter if you are building a Texas rustic design or a mountain rustic cabin, a Corrugated panel as a full roof or accent creates a vintage look, while still maintaining an extremely durable and weather-resistant envelope.

Rustic Corrugated Metal Roofing

Popular Finishes for Rustic Style Metal Roofs: A606 Weathering Steel, Galvanized, Vintage and Bonderized

Standing Seam Panels

Standing Seam panels are a more recent addition to rustic styles compared to the traditional Corrugated panel. Standing Seam roofing panels offer a concealed fastening point, which gives them a cleaner, more seamless look. When combined with a rustic finish, these panels have become very popular with certain rustic designs.

When Standing Seam panels are combined with colors like Weathered Copper or Weathering Steel, they pair perfectly with the horizontal lines found in log cabins and timberframe builds. These panels offer a unique accent roof option for existing builds looking to create an appealing rustic look.

Metal Roofing Texture - Rustic Metal Roofing

Popular Finishes for Rustic Style Standing Seam Roofs: Weathered Copper, A606 Weathering Steel, Rustic Rawhide and Copper

Popular Colors for Rustic Roofs

Copper is a very popular color in many rustic designs.  While copper can be more expensive than steel, the lifespan of a copper panel (in the right environment) far exceeds most other base materials. However, copper can be quite expensive. For this reason, Bridger Steel offers a range of copper finishes that emulate the different stages of a copper patina at an affordable price:

  • Copper Penny – Bright original copper finish
  • Aged Copper – Darker metallic copper finish
  • Weathered Copper – Fully patina dry climate copper finish
  • Rustic Copper – Mid-patina dry environment copper finish

Another extremely popular color choice for rustic style designs is Weathering Steel. Whether you're creating a rustic mountain look or an aged desert villa, this finish is an extremely unique and popular option. One of the reasons behind its popularity is the natural patina it takes on because it's designed to naturally rust. 

Two outer layers of steel designed to rapidly rust will patina and protect the inner layer of steel.  This natural patina also means that aesthetically each panel will act uniquely depending on its position and environment. 

To add to the longevity of A606 Weathering Steel, Bridger Steel worked closely with the mills to create our own unique recipe that we call Truten A606.  We found that many manufacturers were buying cheaper recipes that were inconsistent and unreliable.  To solve this quality problem we created a product that always meets our strict criteria for ingredients and performs wonderfully in most environments.

For those that want a rusted look, but want the added security of a warrantied painted product, we offer Rustic Rawhide. The finish emulates a nearly fully patinaed A606 panel baked into a rough, low gloss texture called Rawhide — creating a truly stunning Metal Roofing Texture!

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