Metal buildings have been a popular solution for carport, garage, storage shed, and barn applications in backyards for generations. But today’s custom metal structures – and those engineered with Carport Central metal building components in particular – can be used for a much wider scope of building applications, ranging from barndominiums and metal building homes, to farm buildings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and more.
And it’s not just the steel tube framing itself that’s been made better. The quality of the custom metal panels now available has also improved, including the option to include PBR 26-gauge panels on your new metal building.
PBR can represent different things for different people. In the common vernacular, PBR is an abbreviation for several popular entities:
Purlin-bearing rib panels – more commonly known as PBR panels – are regularly used for a number of rugged building types, including architectural, agricultural, commercial, and industrial. PBR panels are known to be more rugged and durable than standard panels and work equally well for both roof and side paneling applications. Purlins are building components that provide support for the roof structure, but PBR panel applications aren’t limited just to roofs. PBR panels can just as easily be attached to girts (support members for building walls), as well.
The difference between a standard R-panel and a PBR panel is that PBR panels include a larger section that completely overlaps the adjacent panel. This creates better metal-to-metal contact, thus yielding a stronger, more secure connection which provides for better overall weather tightness. PBR panels are a more durable, lower-maintenance alternative to conventional metal paneling for roofs and side walls alike. The PBR profile delivers extra protection against wind and moisture infiltration, thanks to the inclusion of signature purlin-bearing legs.
That’s certainly a fair question. And the answer is this: PBR metal panels include deep ribs and exposed fasteners that can add shape, dimension, and texture to any structure. It should be noted that PBR panels look equally great on both roof applications and wall applications. If you’re interested in creating a signature aesthetic that goes beyond the visual capabilities offered by standard R-panels, PBR panels can help deliver the look you really want. It’s been said that PBR panels give you a “leg up” on other panel designs, and our metal building customers have found that to be true in more ways than one.
When it comes to metal buildings, there are two types of steel panels that have risen to the forefront: R-panels and PBR panels. PBR panels offer several advantages over R-panels, especially when produced with a thicker 26-gauge steel:
Hopefully, we’ve established many of the advantages of choosing 26-gauge PBR panels for your new metal building in this blog. And here’s some more really good news, too. You can get a FREE upgrade* to our new PBR 26-Gauge panels right now, by choosing to purchase a 30’-wide metal building or larger from Carport Central!
Our PBR panels are more durable & dependable, and they also offer a sleek profile that’s ideal for use in both residential and commercial applications. Our panels also include a 40-year warranty against color fading or chalking, too. If you appreciate industrial-grade strength, you’ll love the value that our PBR panels add to your custom building solution.
Don’t delay! Call (980) 321-9898 now to take advantage of this limited-time 26-gauge PBR paneling FREE upgrade offer from Carport Central!
*Upgrade applies to vertical paneling only. Offer available in select areas.