Choosing Between R-Panels and U-Panels For Your Next Roofing Project

Choosing the right panels is a crucial part of any roofing project. Your panel choice will impact the look of your roof and different panels work best for different project types. R-panels and U-panels are both common for steel roofing projects. Below, we’ll discuss the difference between these two-panel types and the reasons why you might choose one of them for your metal roof.

What’s the Difference Between R-Panels and U-Panels?

R-panels and U-panels have many similarities. Both are gaining popularity as builders move away from traditional wooden or asphalt shingles and in favor of durable steel paneling. The main difference between R-panels and U-panels are their shape. U-panels have ribs that are the same height across the entire panel, whereas R-panels have ribs of varying heights.

Which Panels to Choose For Your Project

Both R-panels and U-panels are good options for steel roofing projects. They are both highly durable, long lasting, and wind resistant up to 140 mph. They are both hail and fire resistant as well. Our R-panels are available in 22 and 23-gauge. Our U-panels are available in 26-gauge.

The Fort Bend Steel Supply Difference

Regardless of the type of steel panel you choose, Fort Bend Steel Supply is here to provide you with the materials you need as soon as you need them. We’re able to fill custom steel orders within 24 hours so you can complete your project in record time with quality materials.

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