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.
- Full Hard Steel is 95,000 minimum.
- Increases paint adhesion.
- Increases paint durability.
- Insures better corrosion resistance.
- Provides greater salt spray resistance.
- Provides superior edge corrosion resistance.
Everlast always manufactures its Everlast II® metal roofing and siding at high temperatures, which helps to prevent the microscopic cracking of the paint at the bends.
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.
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.