Can you use metal panels near the ocean or saltwater exposure?

Yes! Bridger Steel recommends using aluminum-based metal panels to help with saltwater exposure and other coastal environments.

If you live close to or in a coastal environment, salt water exposure is a concern. Bridger Steel recommends choosing aluminum-based metal panels rather than a steel base. We offer almost all of our painted colors in aluminum, therefore providing exceptional protection against harsh coastal environments.

Coastal environments also face the threat of storms, including high-speed wind and wind-driven rain. Metal panels are designed to withstand even these harsh weather conditions, and are tested extensively for wind speeds up to 180+ mph. Ensuring you have proper roofing trim to protect the edge of your roofing system is one of the best defense against wind-driven rain and wind uplift.

Read an in-depth article about metal panels & coastal regions here.