What are Quadro Panels?
Quadro panels are metal roof panels with a horizontal layout of rectangular shingles. Quadro shingles are a great alternative to diamond shingles, still offering the same benefits of a metal roof, but with a standard shingle look not available from a standing seam roof or other metal roof layouts.
Today, residential roofing is a $13 billion industry with approximately three million squares of new roofing installed per 100,000 new houses. It is estimated that 88 percent of the roofing industry is re-roofing, though that doesn’t diminish the extraordinary one million new houses predicted to be started this year.
All of that roofing requires massive amounts of materials. In 2011, 650,000 tons of steel were used for residential metal roofing. Quadro metal panels stand out because they are mostly made from recycled metal and will last for more than 50 years, and historically can last even longer.
History of Metal Roofing
Metal roofing has been used for thousands of years in all different shapes and sizes because all cultures have recognized its strength and longevity. Famous historic buildings around the world have used metal. Here are a few that stand out.
- The Pantheon: The famous Roman building built in 27 B.C. uses copper as a roof covering for the giant dome around the oculus.
- Loha Maha Paya Temple: This temple in Sri Lanka sported a copper shingle roof in the third century B.C. Records of the building say it sat on 1,600 granite pillars and stood 270 feet high.
- Kronborg castle: The metal roof of Kronborg castle was built in 1585 A.D. and renovated in 2009.
- Christ Church: Known as “The Nation’s Church” in Philadelphia, it was built in 1695 and had a standing seam copper roof added in 1727.
- Roswell Mansion: A lead roof covered “Rosewell,” one of the grandest mansions in Virginia, which stood from 1725-1916. The roof was dismantled and sold after the Civil war.
- Nassau Hall: Princeton’s “Nassau Hall” was gutted by fire in 1802, and subsequently had a metal roof added to protect against future damage.
- Hildesheim Cathedral: The copper roof on Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany was installed in 1280 A.D. It was completely destroyed in 1945 by an air raid, and rebuilt from 1950 to 1960.
How to Get the Same Historic Element on Your Home or Business
You can recreate the same beauty and history found on the Pantheon or Nassau Hall on your home or business with a few simple steps.
- Choose a Building to Imitate—If you are looking for a particular look and style, choose a historic building you want to imitate. Your point of reference may be in the list above or a style of a few similar buildings. From there you can choose what elements you want to use, from roofing to brickwork.
- Choose the Metal Roof and Color You Want—Many historic buildings with metal roofs have tarnished and aged from their original shiny colors. For example, the copper roof on the Hildesheim cathedral has aged to a soft green. For your own roof, you can choose a finished copper roofing that already has the color you want, or you can choose quadro metal cladding roofing made from copper or finished to look like aged copper. You can choose from a variety of metals and finishes to fit your style.
- Choose the Shingle Shape—There are multiple shingle shapes available for metal roofs, including diamond shingles, standing seam, and quadro shingle panels. One shape may be more like the historic building you want to emulate.
- Choose a Professional—Professional experience will allow quick installation of quadro metal cladding for roofs. You can get the look you want with the protection of metal. You can also take the imitation beyond the roof with quadro wall cladding panels to give your entire home or office historic appeal.
Why Quadro Metal Panels Today?
Quadro roofing shingles have the same benefits of metal roofing and are easier to install than other systems. Whether you choose stainless steel quadro panels, aluminum quadro panels, or copper quadro panels, you will find they are:
- Easy to install
- Hand crafted for new or historical building use
- At low-risk for fire
- Safe for lightning
- Energy efficient
Quadro roofing panels and wall cladding panels are based on a proven design that offers high cosmetic appeal and a weather-tight design.
Get Quadro Panels from Fine Metal Roof Tech
Fine Metal Roof Tech can give you the look you want for your metal roof with quadro panels available in materials such as:
- Terne and other stainless steels
- aluminum alloy
- painted aluminum
- painted galvalume
Quadro panels in all of these metals offer the benefits of a strong, safe metal roof that will last. :