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When it comes to choosing the right roofing and siding profile for your commercial or industrial project, Versa Frame Inc can provide you with multiple options. Commercial/Industrial projects often require multiple profiles to meet aesthetic requirements. Whether your doing a conventional steel building, pre engineered steel building, concrete tilt up, wood frame or any other style of commercial building, we’ve got a number of profiles that will work. Contact any of our locations for more information on each profile.

Commonly Used Commercial Profiles

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Commonly Used Gauges

Standard Gauges (steel thickness) for metal roofing and siding are 29, 26 and 24, with 24 gauge being the thickest. The vast majority of commercial projects use one, two or a combination of all three gauges depending on the project requirements, interior liner panels are typically formed from 26 or 29 gauge material, while exterior sheeting is formed from 24 or 26 gauge material. In many cases thicker gauges steels such as 22, 18, 16, 14 and 12 are used for other requirements of the building such as q decking, purlins, girts etc, all items which VersaFrame can source and supply if required. VersaFrame stocks a full line of painted steel coil in 29, 26 and 24 gauge steel as well as bare agalume in all three thicknesses. VersaFrame also stocks 18g galvanized steel for bending and trim needs. Visit or call any of our locations for more information on what gauge will best suit your needs.

Commonly Used Substrates

Typically, the steel used in forming your metal roofing and siding panels is available in two substrates. ASTM A792 spec steel is the most commonly used steel when it comes to metal roofing and siding requirements. With its zinc aluminum coating acting as a rust inhibitor, this type of steel will provide the longest lifespan under normal atmospheric conditions. In some cases, where normal atmospheric conditions are not the case, such as in animal confinement buildings where off gases are often produced, the use of ASTM A653 spec steel, a galvanized base G90 coated steel is highly recommended as it has shown to out perform and outlast ASTM A792 spec steel under these circumstances. Call or visit any of our branches for more information and our availability on both steel substrates.

Commonly Used Accessories

Often, commercial projects will require a number of accessories to complete the job. VersaFrame Inc. offers a wide variety of standard roofing and siding accessories to complete your project from trim and closures to underlayments and pipe flashing; all can be found in our accessories section. Standard trim for each of our recommended commercial panels can be found in our trim section. If you want a more customized look or don’t see the trim you require then call any of our locations for custom trim requirements. In addition to sheeting and trim, most commercial projects may require underlayment which is applied over a solid substrate such as plywood, prior to installing the metal sheeting. Pipe flashing is typically required for flashing around roof vents, chimneys and stacks. Closures, sealants and fasteners will all be required to seal off and finish your project. Fastener and closure requirements will differ depending on your panel choice. VersaFrame stocks and carries all of the mentioned accessories, for more accessories such as purlins, girts or q decking, call us for more information and sourcing options.

Commonly Used Colours and Paints

Our metal roofing and siding profiles are available in a wide array of colours. We offer over 30+ colours in an industry standard silicone modified paint (SMP) finish. Silicone modified paints are widely used in the commercial market where both lifespan and budget are important. See below for all of our stock colour options. If you don’t see the colour you require or we don’t stock a colour in the gauge you need then call us today as we are able to source and secure numerous custom colours. Alternatively, if your project requires a certain paint finish such as a higher end PVDF coating we can source that as well.