Metal Roofing Choices

Everlast II®

Lykens Valley Contractors

“This is what most people choose for metal roofing. The pricing for Everlast II is usually about the same as architectural shingles.”

Laps Better

Weathertight Sidelap – The panels which interlock to create the attractive look of the bell top also provide for the weathertight seal. They have a deep anti siphon groove which protects against leakage.

Stronger Design & Heavier Steel

Superior Strength – Everlast II® is 38″ wide and provides 36″ of coverage. The major ribs are 9″ apart and approximately 3/4″ high with two minor ribs in between that are a full 3/16″ high. A stiffener is added to all major ribs which along with the superior thickness of the steel makes this panel extremely strong. This not only adds considerable durability to your building but also prevents rippling during the construction process.

Everlast uses heavier steel that will not buckle as easily under load. Because of Everlast’s heavier design, greater snow and wind loads are possible.

Enhanced Primer

  • Ensures better corrosion resistance.
  • Increases paint durability.
  • Increases paint adhesion.
  • Provides greater salt spray resistance.
  • Provides superior edge corrosion resistance.
  • Full Hard Steel is 95,000 minimum.

Everlast always manufactures its Everlast II® metal roofing and siding at high temperatures. This helps to prevent the microscopic cracking of the paint at the bends.

Heat Forming

Why Everlast Heat Forms? Cracks allow moisture, which is often contaminated by atmospheric pollutants, to penetrate the protective surface of the coating, and cause the substrate to rust or corrode. In fact, the fractures in the paint can cause a painted panel to corrode at a faster rate than an unpainted panel. At the point where the paint film has been opened, electrochemical cells are established which will promote greater and faster corrosive attack. The result is accelerated corrosion at these areas because of their tendency to remain wet longer.

The photos show how Everlast’s Heat Formed panel outlasts the competitor’s panel. The Heat Formed™ panel creates a paint system that is more flexible and therefore better able to withstand the rigors of the forming process. The paint coverage is not compromised and the result is an outstanding barrier protection. This barrier protection prevents corrosion by isolating the steel from the environment.

Harder Paints

Heat formed hard paints provide a durable and quality finish. Other manufacturers form hard paints at room temperature which causes the paint to microscopically crack. It is at these cracks that the metal breaks down and deteriorates.

To prevent those cracks some manufacturers will use softer more pliable paints. However, soft, pliable paints can scratch very easily; during construction, debris from a storm, walking on it, leaning a ladder against it and even children playing against the metal can cause scratches.

Those scratches are harmful and can result in the breakdown and deterioration of the metal. Everlast’s process of using hard paints and heat forming™ ensures a durable surface.


Lykens Valley Contractors

“Also known as Standing Seam Metal. Everseam will last longer but on the other hand, it is more expensive. It adds great character to any house, barn, or any building. If you see a building with standing seam metal, you’ll know it when you see it just by how great it looks!”

Low Life Cycle Cost & Durability

High-quality, pre-painted metal roofs afford an attractive lifecycle cost in addition to many other advantages. They will not crack, shrink, or erode, making them a long-lasting alternative to many conventional roofing materials.

Energy Efficient

Consider the radiant heat reflectance of light-colored metal in warm climates, resulting in cooling cost savings. Also, pre-painted metal readily sheds snow and ice, a distinct advantage in high snow areas.

Installation Over Existing Roofs

Pre-painted metal can usually be installed over existing roofs. Disposal of old conventional materials can be difficult and costly. The use of pre-painted metal can often solve this problem.

Fire Resistance

Consider the fact that metal doesn’t burn! Non-combustibility should offer protection from external hazards such as windblown sparks or lightning when properly grounded.

Wind resistance

Properly installed repainted metal roofs should not need periodic repair or replacement due to wind damage or storms. Properly installed pre-painted metal roofs do not absorb water or moisture. Water can damage most other roofing materials by rotting or cracking during a freeze-thaw cycle.