Hidden Fastener System Specifications
Similar to the much more expensive and custom system such as standing seam, real slate or real cedar. The True Nature shingles hide the fasteners from the elements. This eliminates one of the most common failure points on metal roofs. The “exposed” fasteners have rubber gaskets that can be damaged and dried out by UV rays and constant contact with water. This is not the case with the True nature products.
- Coverage Per Tile
- Tile Depth
- 12" x 50" – 4.17 sq. ft –
14.5" x 51" – 5.13 sq. ft –
- 28ga (0.015") – Grade 33
Steel 28ga (0.015") –
Grade 33 Galvalume
- 3.76 lb/tile –
4.5 lb/tile –
- 9/16" at front nose
1" at front nose
Benefits ofTrue Nature Metal Shingles
The True Nature line comprises the Cedar Creek Shank and the North Ridge Slate are Hidden Fastener systems that eliminate all failure points traditional exposed fastener systems can have. In addition to the hidden fasteners each panel works with various channels and drainage avenues on the interlocked tiles. Every flashing from the starters, valleys and even the ridge caps were designed to shed water and direct the flow down to the ground.
What it Takes to install Vicwest True Nature Roofs
True Nature products are designed to simulate the natural beauty of Slate, Cedar and Clay tiles. These products are a fraction of the cost of the real product and will provide similar looks, longer life span and a 50 year warranty! When looking to spec cedar or slate specifically for the look, True Nature products can be an easy substitute. The product is commonly used on newbuilds and re-roofs to give the building the eye-catching looks.