Strongest Metal Reroof, Proven


TopHat Framing Systems manufactures the industry's strongest metal roof retrofit framing system available. Proudly manufactured in the USA, the TopHat metal reroofing system outperforms Roof Hugger™ by up to 47%!

Engineered for Strength

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) base load testing protocol, installing a roll-formed TopHat section over an existing purlin (8" X 16-gauge zee-shaped purlin spanning a 25'-0" bay) significantly increased both its Gravity Load and Wind Uplift capabilities. Gravity Load increased by up to 106% and Wind Uplift capacity increased by an incredible 141%!

Legacy Framing Systems

Older framing systems such as Roof Hugger™ are no match for the advanced engineering and manufacturing of TopHat. The combination of seamless roll-forming and superior profile give TopHat a 47% advantage in Wind Uplift capacity and 27% better Gravity Load compared to spliced, press-broken alternatives. The TopHat metal reroofing system resets the state of the art.

AISI Wind Uplift Load Base Testing
New 26 GA Whirlwind Super Span Profile
16 GA 3.5" Tall Hat section, 0.062" Material Thickness, R Panel punch out pattern
Over Existing 8"X 2.5"X 16 GA Zee Purlins and
Over Existing 8"X 2.5"X 12 GA Zee Purlins
Building Bay Spacing = 25'-0"
Dade County Lab Cert: No 05-1122.13
Purlin GA Baseline w/ Roof Hugger™ w/ TopHat™ Advantage
16 0.382 0.740 (94%) 0.920 (141%) 47%
AISI Gravity Load Base Testing
New 26 GA Whirlwind Super Span Profile
16 GA 3.5" Tall Hat section, 0.062" Material Thickness, R Panel punch out pattern
Over Existing 8"X 2.5"X 16 GA Zee Purlins and
Over Existing 8"X 2.5"X 12 GA Zee Purlins
Building Bay Spacing = 25'-0"
Dade County Lab Cert: No 05-1122.13
Purlin GA Baseline w/ Roof Hugger™ w/ TopHat™ Advantage
16 0.811 1.45 (79%) 1.672 (106%) 27%
14 0.840 1.394 (66%) 1.548 (84%) 18%
TopHat Framing Systems
5930 Vair Rd
Ravenna, OH 44266
P: 330-931-9201
E: info@tophatframing.com
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