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Imperial Rib Metal Panel Roofing

Because of their durability, Imperial Rib panels are ABC's most popular panel choice for homeowners.

Metal roofing has a contemporary edge in terms of aesthetics and utility despite being over 100 years old. Formerly the standard for industrial, commercial, and agricultural buildings, it has become a premium choice for homeowners in the modern day.  For instance, Imperial Rib metal roofing combines excellent durability with a modern, appealing look.

With the added option of Drip Stop, this exposed fastener panel is used in a variety of industries. As the most popular panel choice from ABC, the Imperial Rib panel adds value while maintaining durability for years to come. From start to finish, the Imperial Rib metal panel protects your home and family with the highest quality metal in the residential industry.

Due to their shorter lifespan and use of fossil fuels during production, asphalt shingles pollute landfills far more than long-lasting metal roofing. The durability and resistance to fire and storm damage of imperial rib metal roofing add to its appeal. This roofing material also keeps your house eco-friendly and energy-efficient since it is Energy Star-rated.


  • Applications – Roof and Wall    
  • Coverage Width – 36″
  • Rib Height – 3/4″
  • Rib Spacing – 9″ on center
  • Minimum Slope – 3:12
  • Panel Attachment – Exposed Fastening System
  • Gauge – 29 and 26
  • Texture – Smooth (standard); Embossed (optional)
  • Finish Type – Siliconized Polyester
  • Coatings – Galvalume Plus®, Signature® 200
  • Related Industries – Commercial, Residential, Post-Frame

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Imperial Rib Metal Roofing Withstands Cold NH Winters

Here in New Hampshire, we have long stretches of cold and snowy winter weather. There is a common misconception that metal roofs will corrode in the winter or dent from hail.

Extreme weather conditions are taken into account in the design of Imperial Rib roofing. Galvalume coating is used to shield the 29-gauge, high-tensile strength steel from weathering and impact. Additionally, Imperial Rib uses a superior paint method that offers both a distinctive appearance and many years of protection. There are plenty of Imperial Rib colors to choose from.

Roofs made of asphalt shingles are extremely susceptible to wind gusts and other severe weather events. Traditional shingle roofing raises concerns about things like ice damming and cracks in the roof. However, Imperial Rib metal roofing comes with a great warranty and the assurance that it will remain in place during a severe storm.

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A Roofing Experience With No Worries

When you opt for a sturdy metal roofing option like Imperial Rib, you get a more worry-free experience. Metal roofing is lighter than traditional types of roofing like asphalt shingles. Even though metal doesn’t weigh as much, it can outlast other types of roofing like wood, slate, clay tiles, asphalt, and more.

You can also get even more protection from water damage by adding Drip Stop to your Imperial Rib metal roofing. Drip Stop technology is a special method for safeguarding your property by managing condensation while preserving aesthetics and structural integrity.

Additionally, since it is Energy Star-rated, Imperial Rib can assist you in lowering your monthly energy expenses. There is also no need to worry about needing to repair or replace your roof as regularly because its maintenance requirements are quite low (unlike traditional roofing types like asphalt shingles). You will have a stress-free roofing experience for many years to come with such a strong roof.

Asphalt vs. Imperial Rib: What's Cheaper?

Asphalt shingles are noticeably far less expensive to install than Imperial Rib metal roofing. Although Imperial Rib roofing panels are more expensive up front, they last far longer. With Imperial Rib metal roofing, you’ll see a fantastic return on your investment because:


Higher Property Value

A sturdy and beautiful metal roof boosts your home’s selling value if and when you decide to sell. Imperial Rib roof panels are a desirable choice for roofing in general and provide exceptional performance, aesthetics, and energy efficiency. In addition, there are plenty of Imperial Rib colors to choose from, making it a great way to beautify your home.


Easy Re-Roofing

If you currently have asphalt shingles, you might not need to worry about the expenses related to removing and discarding that old roofing material. Metal roofing can be placed directly on top due to its light weight, simplifying the job. Of course, to find out if this is feasible for you, you may need to contact your neighborhood building department.


Long-Lasting Roof

Due to its longevity, you might have Imperial Rib metal roofing for the rest of your life! Metal roofing has a lifespan of 40–70 years with a great warranty, which is fantastic compared to asphalt’s 15-30 year life. If you compare the cost of several asphalt shingle roof replacements to the price difference if you had initially chosen Imperial Rib, it becomes clear that Imperial Rib is a much better financial decision.

Avoid Expensive Roofing Replacements

In the long run, installing Imperial Rib panels once will cost you less than replacing your asphalt roof for thousands of dollars every 15 to 30 years. Not to mention that supplies will become more expensive due to inflation, and multiple re-roofing projects are a bother nobody wants. Avoid pricey roof replacements and choose Imperial Rib metal roofing in New Hampshire to save money!

Why Imperial Rib Metal Roofing Is The Future

Let's go over the benefits of the durable and long-lasting Imperial Rib metal roofing.

Resistant to Rough Conditions

Heavy rain, wind, snow, ice, and other harsh weather conditions are all no match for Imperial Rib metal roofing panels. Additionally, the panels don't degrade, shed granules, or chip like other types of roofing. They can resist extreme storms and fires.

Surpasses Other Roofing Materials

Imperial Rib roof panels can outlive roofing materials including wood, clay tiles, slate, and more in addition to outperforming asphalt shingles.

Both Aesthetically Pleasing and High-Quality

The beautiful homes in your area will mix seamlessly with the lightweight Imperial Rib metal roofing. You can choose from a variety of Imperial Rib colors to match your preferred style.

Less Worry About Fossil Fuel Prices

The steel construction of Imperial Rib roof panels makes them resistant to changes in the cost of fossil fuels.

More Eco-Friendly Than Asphalt Shingles

Imperial Rib metal roofing lasts a long time, unlike asphalt shingles, which after a brief lifespan are disposed of in a landfill.

Cost-Effective Because of ROI

The benefits of purchasing a high-quality roof are numerous. Whether it prevents expensive roof problems in the future, lowers energy expenses, or increases the value of your property, it's well worth the higher upfront cost.

Energy Shield of New Hampshire: Your Trusted Imperial Rib Metal Roofing Installer

When all of these considerations are taken into account, Imperial Rib roof panels are a very tempting alternative to asphalt shingles. Why then do certain sales representatives and contractors not encourage metal roofing? 

This is due to the possibility that they have little experience with high-quality roofing materials. Due to this, they may be unable to provide you with an accurate quote, locate qualified professionals, or perform a high-quality installation. Metal roofing installation requires more expertise and artistry than a straightforward asphalt roof installation. 

Finding a trustworthy contractor with the expertise, resources, and understanding to give you a fantastic installation is therefore essential. Energy Shield of New Hampshire has provided stylish and reliable roofing solutions for more than 40 years. We take great pride in delivering excellent work on a variety of projects. No project is too big or small for us. Contact us right away to schedule your free inspection and estimate!

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