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Commercial Exposed Fastener System Metal Panels


APPLICATION: Roofing, Siding, Interior Projects, Buildings

GAUGE: Prime 26 gauge | Thrift 24 gauge


STEEL THICKNESS:  Prime 0.0185″ | Thrifty 0.023″


  • Top coat paint: .70 mil
  • Top coat primer: .30 mil
  • Bottom coat backer: .35 mil
  • Bottom coat primer: .35 mil

TOTAL THICKNESS: Prime 0.0202″ | Thrift 0.0247″


STEEL STRENGTH:  80,000 PSI (26 ga.) | 50,0000 PSI (24 ga.)



  • Lifetime limited paint adhesion
  • 30-yr. chalk and fade
  • 20-yr. Galvalume perforation
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R-Loc Specifications and Line Drawing

Central States offers a variety of educational tools for your use. We recommend reviewing the below documents when making your decision to buy R-Loc.

R-Loc Product Sheet
Trim Selection Tool
Product Guide
Product Guide (Spanish)

R-Loc is a 26-gauge commercial panel, commonly known as PBR-panel, that offers exceptional commercial-grade performance. It is designed to optimize the potential of your structure, with a focus on the steel frame. With the added purlin bearing leg, R-Loc provides easier installation and a more pleasing appearance. Choose R-Loc for unmatched durability and strength.

  • Industry standard configuration allows maximum purlin spacing for a cost-effective building.
  • Available in 26 gauge painted or 26 and 24 gauge acrylic Galvalume® with 36″ coverage.
  • These purlin-bearing rib (PBR) metal panels can be used for both walls and roofs, and can be installed either vertically or horizontally.
  • Ideal for low-pitch commercial roofs. The recommended minimum roof slope for the 1.25″ R-Loc is a 1/2:12 pitch. This will allow for sufficient drainage of water. For added protection, a sealant tape can be used on the laps of the panel.
  • Matching trims and accessories are available.
  • Available in over 18 colors.

R-Loc comes in a multitude of popular colors to complement your project and other finish materials. Find the color chart that best suits your needs from the list below.

Contact your sales representative for custom color options.

Color Chart (Lowell, AR / St. Peters, MO / Texas / Hartford, SD / Michigan City, IN / Jasper, AL / Scottsville, KY)
Color Chart (Claysburg, PA / Mount Airy, NC / Graniteville, SC)
Thrifty Color Chart

When you buy Central States metal roofing, siding, or buildings, you can be assured that your new investment will look great for a lifetime. Our warranties cover you in unexpected times. We offer a variety of warranties, depending on the material and panel profile you choose.

R-Loc comes with a Limited Lifetime warranty helping protect your investment in home or business.


Central States has taken the guesswork out of selecting a panel quality with our CentralGuard® system – our specific combination of everything that goes into making the highest-quality metal panels. The CentralGuard name guarantees that you have the best protection and a lifetime paint warranty.

Choose R-Loc for the ultimate protection from rain and snow, plus the perfect balance of fade protection, rust blocking, and dent resistance.

Download these helpful tools to learn more:

Layers of Protection
Fade, Rust, Dent
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Metal products distributor yard
Central Snap Metal Roof