PBR Roof vs. Standing Seam

You’re thinking about investing in a metal roof to protect your home or business. However, you’re struggling to decide which type makes the most sense for your needs. So you’ve narrowed your options to two final contenders: PBR roofs, and standing seam metal roofing. 

Which is the right option for your needs?

Let’s take a closer look at the differences between PBR roofing and standing seam, especially when it comes to making the right decision for your Albany LA building.

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PBR Roof vs Standing Seam: Which To Choose? 

What Is A PBR Roof?

PBR stands for ‘purlin bearing R panel,’ which is a type of 5V metal roofing panel used for barns, homes, and metal buildings. With dozens of unique colors and applications, it remains one of America’s most popular metal roofing options.

You should know that the cost of a PBR roof may be much lower than a standing seam. It’s a good idea to get a quote from a reputable company to set expectations for the future.

All that said, keep in mind that PBR roofing isn’t the perfect solution for every job. Some people simply don’t like the look of this paneling and want something visually different for their home. For this reason, picky customers avoid PBR for residential homes or outbuildings and harness their benefits for agricultural or commercial purposes instead.

You should also know that direct panel penetration for installation may, in rare cases, cause leakage down the line. However, proper roof maintenance and expert installation can abate this concern by a considerable degree. If you partner with a company like Pride Roofing LLC, you can rest easy at night with our famous one-year labor warranty.


  • More metal-to-metal contact than standing seam.
  • Stronger than other types of metal roofing and resistant to walking.
  • Simple and easy to install within a short period of time.


  • May cause leakage if installed or maintained improperly. However, this is exceedingly rare.
  • Some customers prefer the look of standing seam metal over PBR roofing.
  • They are not always accommodating to lower roof slopes.

What Is A Standing Seam Roof?

Standing seam metal roofing refers to metal panels with vertical ribs across each end. Each panel can seamlessly lock into the next with hidden clips in the sheathing underneath. 

Both home and business owners love standing seam metal roofing for its flatter profile and maintenance-free lifespan. However, it’s not a perfect solution — and its higher price point may be concerning to some. Just remember that you get what you pay for, especially when you partner with Pride Roofing LLC.

Pride Roofing LLC manufactures standing seam metal right here in Albany LA. We hold ourselves to the highest roofing standards so we can meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Our standing seam metal roofing is:

  • 100% American steel
  • Made in the USA
  • 24, 26, and 29 gauge for homes and businesses


  • Standing seam metal roofing may allow for lower roof slopes than PBR roofing (depending on the project).
  • Customers don’t need to think of monthly maintenance to keep their standing seam roof in good condition.
  • Standing seam is a good choice for buildings in variable climates, including the cities surrounding Albany, LA.


  • Some customers prefer the look of PBR roofing over standing seam metal roofs.
  • Standing seam roofs may take more time and effort to install, leading to a higher cost.
  • Improperly installed standing seam metal roofs experience ‘oil canning,’ or a bubbling in the metal. But not only is this primarily an aesthetic problem, but it’s highly unlikely to occur with a team like Pride Roofing LLC.

Install Your Brand-New Metal Roof With Pride Roofing LLC

Whether you’re looking for PBR roofing or standing seam panels, you can rely on the team at Pride Roofing LLC to find your perfect fit. We’ve helped hundreds of customers throughout our service area with high-quality roof installations, sourcing and creating metal panels locally so you can rest easy knowing you made the right decision.

Get in touch with Pride Roofing LLC today to get a free estimate for your next metal roofing job. And remember: a job done well is a job done with Pride!