Evolution of the Metal Building Components Industry

Posted on January 10, 2017 by kbuchinger

Metal building components have been in use ever since iron and steel became commonly available during the 1800s. However, coordinated metal building components as we know them today really got their start during the 1900s, with a lot of significant developments happening just in the past 40 years. Here’s a quick overview: 1970s: During the […]

Roof Penetrations Made by Non-roofing Contractors

Posted on December 20, 2016 by kbuchinger

In our last two posts, we have looked at the proper ways for roofing contractors to address different types of penetrations in metal roofing in order to assure that a watertight seal is achieved from the outset, as well as over the life of the roof. But what happens when another contractor, such as a […]

Structural Penetrations in Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Posted on December 8, 2016 by kbuchinger

In our prior post on “Pipe Penetrations in Standing Seam Metal Roofs,” we identified important guidelines for when pipe penetrations are made to metal roofing systems, typically after the metal roofing is installed. That means an opening is cut in the metal roofing, it is properly flashed or sealed, and the penetrating member is passed […]

Beauty and Braun: The Benefits of Mixing Insulated Metal Panels with Single-Skin Panels in Commercial Design

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Joe Moore

Commercial projects aren’t one size fits all. By bringing in metal panel products to suit the individual need, designers and architects can provide custom solutions for a variety of applications. Single-skin metal panels and insulated metal panels (IMPs), if used correctly, can together add both aesthetic and functional value to your projects. While IMPs can […]

Five Tips for Problem-Free Pipe and Flue Penetrations in Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Posted on November 16, 2016 by kbuchinger

Standing seam metal roofs have proven record of longevity and value in providing a very weathertight roofing solution. But the performance of any roof can be compromised by needed penetrations to accommodate other building systems. Done poorly, those penetrations can cause leaks, building damage, and unnecessary expenses. When properly designed and installed however, roof penetrations […]

Selecting Metal Panels Based on Roof Slope

Posted on November 1, 2016 by Jason Allen

If you’re reading this article, then you are probably already aware that metal roofing can provide many benefits, including longevity, durability and water shedding—not to mention the aesthetic features of today’s metal roof products. When specifying a metal roof system, choosing the correct panel is a key factor. Roof slope is critical in determining that […]

Fastener Compatibility with Metal Roof and Wall Panels

Posted on October 19, 2016 by bzabcik

The installation of a new metal roof or wall panel on a residential home, business or commercial building takes care, precision and—of course—the right tools. Regardless of the structure, you’ll likely find that choosing the correct mechanical fastener plays a key role in the long-term performance, durability and efficacy of the project. Many metal roof […]

A Storehouse of Storage Solutions

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Jeremy Silverstein

With more than an estimated 54,000 storage units spread across the U.S. in 2015, according to IBISWorld, and 2.63 billion square feet of existing rentable self-storage space in 2014, the self-storage industry is booming. In fact, U.S. storage facility revenue topped off at an estimated $29.8 billion in 2014, rising to $31 billion in 2015 […]

Nice Curves! Stunning Architecture with Curved Roofing and Walls

Posted on September 30, 2016 by Shelby Shipman

Breaking away from simpler panels, more and more architects are experimenting with arched and curved metal roofing and wall panels to upgrade their designs. This enables designers to incorporate exciting elements like concave and convex curving, not as feasible with other cladding materials. Combined with unique angles, increased edge finishing options, appealing gutter options and […]

Calculating Cool Roof Energy Savings

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Candy McNamee

Whether it’s providing waterproofing, reducing thermal expansion and contraction, or supplying chemical and damage protection, cool metal roofing has much to offer. Of course, the most substantial benefit is the energy savings gleaned from reduced rooftop heat levels driving down air conditioning loads. In fact, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s heat island group projects a whopping […]

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