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Panel-Loc Plus ™

Panel-Loc Plus ™ gives residential, agricultural, and light commercial projects the protection of steel. In addition,  Panel-Loc Plus ™ gives an attractive appearance. It features an extra striation on top of the rib to give it superior durability and protection against leaking. Panel-Loc Plus™ is available in 3 qualities: Standard, Prime, and Ultra.

  • Engineered with a Siphon Groove to minimize leaks.
  • Wide fastening surface for easy application.
  • Unique lap groove hides the overlap, giving a smooth, clean appearance.

Types of Panel-Loc Plus ™

UCOA offers three models of Panel-Loc Plus to fit any budget. We’ve taken the guesswork out of selecting the perfect panel quality. In fact, it’s our specific combination of everything that goes into making the highest-quality metal panels. Available on our Prime and Ultra panels, the CentralGuard name is a guarantee that you have the best protection and a lifetime paint warranty.

Product Description

Panel-Loc Plus is available in Ultra 26 gauge, Prime 29 gauge, and Standard 29 gauge; in painted or bare Galvalume®. Ultra and Prime panels feature CentralGuard protection and a lifetime paint warranty. Standard panels feature a 40-year paint warranty. CentralGuard is our specific combination of everything that goes into making the highest-quality metal panels. Choose CentralGuard for the perfect balance of fade protection, rust blocking, and dent resistance. Bare (unpainted) Galvalume® and galvanized panels from our manufacturer Central States have an acrylic coating that eliminates using oils during manufacturing and eliminates fingerprinting and foot marking during installation. The minimum roof slope for the 3/4″ Panel-Loc Plus™ is 2 1/2:12. If slopes less than 3:12 are needed, International Building Code (IBC) allows a sealant tape to be used on the laps of the panel.

Panel-Loc Plus has two vertical edges, the overlap and the sidelap. The sidelap edge has a specific bend in the last major rib, called a siphon groove. When the overlap edge is installed on top of the sidelap edge, it creates an air gap that prevents water from wicking under the panel. Panels should be installed with the overlap facing away from the prevailing wind.

Care and Handling

Panels should not be drilled while stacked. This will cause shavings that will become embedded in the paint surface. This can cause damage to the product.


A portable field shear is the ideal method for cutting panels. Nibblers or a power shear may also be used. Although we do not recommend it, if you decide to cut with a saw, it is very important that the panels be turned upside down during cutting so that hot shavings do not come in contact with the painted surface. Make sure all adjacent panels are covered so that shavings are not embedded in these panels. If metal shavings become embedded in the paint surface, they will quickly rust. To avoid this, panels should be thoroughly wiped of all filings on both sides of the panel. Failure to comply with the recommended cutting procedures releases the manufacturer of any responsibility as a result.

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