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SL-16® Metal Panel Roofing

SL-16® Metal Roofing

SL-16 metal roofing is a cost-efficient, low-maintenance roof panel that offers a sleek, contemporary design.

Despite being over a century old, metal roofing has a modern edge in terms of appearance and usability. Once the norm for industrial, commercial, and agricultural buildings, metal roofing has advanced significantly and is a premium choice for homeowners. SL-16 metal roofing, for example, is a system that offers both great durability and an updated, attractive design.

The SL-16 roof panel system is manufactured from the highest quality metal. Providing cost-efficient benefits in addition to low maintenance requirements makes the SL-16 panel ideal for any residential application.

Asphalt shingles are created using fossil fuels, and due to their shorter lifespan, they end up in landfills much more often than long-lasting metal roofing. SL-16 standing seam roof panels are built to last and withstand fire and storm damage. They also are Energy Star rated to keep your home energy-efficient and eco-friendly.


  • Application – Roof
  • Coverage Width – 16″
  • Rib Height – 1″
  • Minimum Slope – 3:12
  • Panel Attachment – Concealed Fastening System
  • Gauge – 29 and 26
  • Texture – Striations (standard); Minor Rib Striations (optional)
  • Finish Type – Siliconized Polyester
  • Coatings – Galvalume Plus®, Signature® 200, Signature® 300, Signature® 300 Metallic
  • Related Industries: Commercial, Residential

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SL-16 Roof Panels

SL-16: Metal Roofing in New Hampshire that Lasts Winter after Winter

In New Hampshire, we get winters with snowy and cold conditions that last for months. The fear people often have is that metal roofing will rust under the snow or dent from hail.

SL-16 roof panels are designed with extreme weather conditions in mind. Standing seams guide water away and seal the home to prevent water leaks. The high tensile strength 29 and 26 gauge steel is protected with a Galvalume coating to protect the metal from weathering and impact. 

Asphalt shingle roofs are very vulnerable to gusts of wind and other extreme weather conditions. Things like ice damming and holes in the roof are a worry with traditional shingle roofing. However, SL-16 metal roofing comes with warrantied protection and the peace of mind that it will stay put in a bad storm.

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A Peaceful Roofing Experience

When you opt for a sturdy metal roofing option like SL-16 panels, 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.

SL-16 metal roofing is also a standing seam system. This means that fewer fasteners are exposed to the elements. Not only does this give the roof a sleeker, cleaner look, but it does an amazing job of protecting your home from rain, snow, and ice. Many homes with low-sloped roofs opt for standing seam metal roofing because of the level of protection it offers.

SL-16 is also Energy Star-rated and can help you cut down your energy costs each month. Their maintenance requirements are very low, so there’s no need to worry about needing to fix or replace your roof as frequently (unlike other types of roofing like asphalt shingles). With such a durable roof, you’ll have a peaceful roofing experience for many years ahead.

Asphalt vs. SL-16: What's Cheaper?

At first, it’s easy to notice that asphalt shingles are much more budget-friendly to install than SL-16 metal roofing. However, SL-16 panels are much longer lasting, making the higher initial cost worth it. Here’s why you’ll get a great ROI with SL-16 metal roofing:


Increases Value of Property

If and when you decide to sell your property, a strong and attractive metal roof increases its resale value. SL-16 roof panels offer outstanding performance, aesthetics, and energy efficiency in addition to being a preferred option for roofing in general.


Re-roofing is Easier

You might not have to worry about the costs associated with removing and discarding that old roofing material if you already have asphalt shingles. Due to its small weight, standing seam metal roofing can go directly on top, simplifying the process. Of course, you may need to check with your local building department to see if this is possible for you.


Long Roof Lifespan

You might have SL-16 metal roofing for the rest of your life due to its durability! Standing seam metal roofing has a far longer lifespan than asphalt, lasting 50+ years with a great warranty (which seems like eons compared to asphalt’s 15-30 yr lifespan). Financially, SL-16 is a significantly better choice if you compare the price of numerous asphalt shingle roof replacements to the price difference if you had chosen SL-16 initially.

Save Yourself the Expense of Re-Roofing

You will ultimately spend less on a one-and-done SL-16 installation than to replace your asphalt roof for a few (or many) thousand dollars every 15 to 30 years. Not to mention inflation will drive up the cost of materials, and multiple re-roofing projects are a hassle nobody wants. Opt for SL-16 metal roofing in New Hampshire to save money by avoiding costly roof replacements!

Why SL-16 Metal Roofing Is The Future

Let's recap why SL-16 metal roofing is an excellent option for those who want a long-lasting roof.

Highly Durable and Weather Resistant

SL-16 metal roofing resists extreme weather conditions like heavy rain, wind, snow, and ice. Additionally, unlike other roofing types, they don’t deteriorate, shed granules, or chip. They can withstand both extreme storms and fires.

Outperforms Other Types of Roofing

SL-16 standing seam roof panels not only outperform asphalt shingles, but they also can outlast roofing materials like wood, clay tiles, slate, and more.

Both High-Performing and Beautiful

Lightweight SL-16 metal roofing blends in perfectly with the other lovely houses in your neighborhood. They are available in a range of finishes to suit your preferred style.

Less Stress Over Fossil Fuel Prices

Since SL-16 roof panels are made of steel, they are resistant to fluctuations in the price of fossil fuels.


Unlike asphalt shingles, which after their short lifespan end up in a landfill, SL-16 metal roofing is long-lasting. It's built with room to expand and contract with time and weather and stay on your home for the long haul.

Return on Investment

Investing in a high-quality roof will pay off in numerous ways. It's well worth the larger upfront expense, whether it prevents costly roof problems in the future, reduces energy costs, or boosts the value of your home.

Energy Shield of New Hampshire: Your Trusted SL-16 Metal Roofing Installer

SL-16 roof panels are a very alluring option when all of these factors are taken into account. Why then do certain sales reps and contractors not advocate for metal roofing?

This is because they may lack experience working with high-quality roofing types. That can prevent them from giving you an accurate estimate, finding skilled experts in standing seam installation, and doing said installation well. Installing metal roofing takes more skill and craftsmanship than a simple asphalt roof installation. 

That’s why it’s crucial to find a reliable contractor with the knowledge, experience, and resources to provide you with a wonderful installation. For more than 40 years, Energy Shield of New Hampshire has offered elegant and effective roofing solutions. We take great satisfaction in doing top-notch work on a range of tasks. For us, no project is too big or small. For your free inspection and estimate, contact us today!

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