Austin Architectural Panel Forming (APF)

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Austin Architectural Panel Forming (APF)

Strength and longevity are often key concerns in the design of a new building. If you find yourself at the helm of a building project – especially in Austin, which is no stranger to extreme weather – you may be wondering how to invest funds for the long-lasting success of your structure. In terms of walling and roofing, manufactured metal panels can meet these needs.

Kidd Roofing manufactures premier metal wall shingles, metal flush panels, and standing seam roof panels at our Austin facilities. We’ve contributed our custom panels to many noteworthy buildings, including Austin City Hall and the Long Center for the Performing Arts. If you choose to work with us, we will use the highest-quality materials with many customizable design options to best fit your project.

We are ready to take on your project now or to speak with you about ideas that you may have. To speak with a manufacturing professional at Kidd Roofing, call (512) 671-7791 today.

The Benefits of Metal Walling and Roofing

Using metal for your new building’s wall or roof is beneficial in many ways. Here are some of the foremost reasons why you might decide to have metal panels manufactured for your project:

  • Longevity. Metal roofs and walls have an extremely long lifespan. For instance, a metal roof can last from 40 to 70 years, while a traditional asphalt roof typically lasts only 12 to 20 years.
  • Durability. Metal is one of the strongest, most durable materials available for a new wall or roof. Metal paneling can withstand wind gusts of up to 140 miles per hour, which makes it a good choice for severe Texas weather.
  • Energy efficiency. Since metal reflects sunlight, metal walling or roofing will help to keep your building cool throughout the hot, sunny summer. This will significantly cut down your energy bill in the hottest months of the year.
  • Sustainability. Metal walling and roofs are 100% recyclable and are also partially made from recycled materials. Furthermore, a metal roof serves as a perfect mount for solar panels.

For all of these reasons, using metal for your project will help to minimize your business’s footprint.

Services APF Provides

If you’re in the market for metal walling or standing seam roofing, APF will manufacture just what your project calls for. We’ll work closely with you throughout the process to understand your vision and manufacture accordingly. For instance, based on your architectural specifications, we can use a range of metals with customizable dimensions.

Working from our Austin facilities or at your project site, we can fabricate metal wall shingles, metal flush panels, and standing seam roof panels. Below, we describe each of these services in further detail.

Metal Wall Shingle Manufacturing

We create custom metal wall shingles at our facilities in Austin. Our panels are clip-less, with interlocking ends that are fastened mechanically.

The following features of the shingles are customizable for your particular project:

  • Choice of metal: copper, aluminum, steel, or zinc
  • Dimensions ranging from 1’ to 20’ in length and up to 16” in width
  • Possibility to be trim-less at the corners
  • Custom colors available for finish

Metal Flush Panel Manufacturing

We also manufacture metal flush panels at our Austin facilities and have provided this custom walling for buildings across the state and country. Like our shingles, our metal flush panels are mechanically attached and clip-less.

When we take on your project, we will be prepared to customize the walling to your specific needs. Your metal flush panels could have these possibilities:

  • Choice of metal: copper, aluminum, steel, or zinc
  • Dimensions ranging from 1” to 3” in thickness, and up to 20’ in length, and 16” in width
  • Possibility to insulate for increased rigidity
  • Custom colors available for finish

Standing Seam Roof Manufacturing

We also create standing seam metal panels for commercial roofs. Our standing seam panels are UL-90 rated, which means they have been tested and proven highly wind-resistant.

Whether your roof has a very steep slope or a very low slope, we can work with you to manufacture the ideal standing seam roofing. We offer the following features on our premier standing seam panels:

  • Choice of metal: copper, aluminum, or zinc
  • Panel widths ranging from 12” to 24”
  • Available leg heights of either 1.5” (recommended for roof slopes of 4.9 degrees or greater) or 2” (recommended for slopes of 2.4 degrees or greater)
  • “Single lock” and “double lock” seamers available to work with extremely low slopes

Why Choose Kidd Roofing?

When it comes time to select a roofing or walling manufacturer, you may have many options available to you. Here are a few of the reasons why we think you should choose us:

Our commitment to customer service: We dedicate ourselves to working closely with each client so as to help make every dream project a reality. We will discuss your plans in as much detail as you would like and offer our expertise when it comes to making tough decisions. We also strive to make the process as convenient for you as possible by manufacturing standing seam panels on-site or, if you’d like, installing the metal shingles or flush panels.

Our competitive pricing: We always offer fair pricing alongside manufacturing results that can’t be beat. To make the deal even better, we also include a 20-year Finish Warranty and a 2-year Workmanship Warranty with all-metal wall shingle and metal flush panel projects.

Our care for the community: Every year, the team at Kidd Roofing volunteers services to Habitat for Humanity and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas. If you choose us to manufacture your wall or roof panels, you will help us continue with our work for the community.

Our impressive portfolio: We have been working on roofs for nearly four decades, and our extensive experience shows in our APF portfolio. We are proud to have manufactured shingles and panels for many stunning and award-winning buildings around the country. Some of our most notable past projects include:

  • Austin City Hall (copper flush panels)
  • AMD Lone Star (aluminum flush panels)
  • Disch Falk Field (aluminum flush panels)
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts (aluminum wall shingles)
  • Austin City Lofts (copper wall shingles)
  • AMLI on 2nd (aluminum wall shingles)

FAQs About Metal Wall Shingles, Metal Flush Panels, and Standing Seam Roof Panels

We know that you may have many questions and concerns about your potential walling and/or roofing project. Below, we have answered some of the questions that we most commonly receive about our manufacturing services. For answers to other queries, please call (512) 671-7791 to speak with a manufacturing professional.

Which type of metal should I choose for my project?

That depends on the building you envision. There is no one metal that is superior to others when it comes to roofing and walling; each type has a unique set of advantages. We are more than happy to talk you through different materials’ pros and cons to help select the one that is best for your project.

Will APF install the metal wall shingles, flush panels, or standing seam panels in addition to manufacturing them?

Depending on your preference, our personnel can install metal wall shingles and flush panels. (You can also choose to have your own personnel install wall shingles or flush panels.) APF does not handle the installation of roofing panels, but we will happily manufacture roofing panels either on- or off-site for your convenience.

What are the advantages of having standing seam roof panels fabricated on-site?

There are a few reasons that you might choose to have roof panels fabricated on-site at your building rather than at our Austin facilities. For one thing, it will help to avoid dimensional errors and will allow us to adjust panels’ width as need be. It will also eliminate shipping costs and possible shipping damage.

Start Your APF Project with Kidd Roofing Today

As you make plans for your commercial building project, turn to Kidd Roofing to take care of manufacturing your roofing and/or walling. We will work closely with you to fabricate dependable, customized metal panels that fit all of the needs of your project. We will also install metal wall shingles or metal flush panels if you choose to have our personnel handle installation and can manufacture standing-seam panels on your building site.

We are prepared to begin consultations for your project today. Or, if you still aren’t sure which route you’d like to take, we can discuss your options and help you to think through them. To speak with one of our metal panel manufacturers, call Kidd Roofing now at (512) 671-7791. You’ll be glad you did.