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 […]

Design and Color Trends in New Metal Construction

Posted on September 9, 2016 by Shelby Shipman

Design and color trends in metal roofing products are not exactly black and white. In fact, a whole host of options are available when choosing textures and colors for new metal construction projects, depending on specific criteria. Some are practical, some are aesthetic—but all are shaping how designers are specifying metal products, coatings and paints. […]

Urban Heat Island, Part 2: How Cool Metal Roofs Benefit Building Owners

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Candy McNamee

In our prior blog post, Urban Heat Islands, Part 1: How Cool Metal Roofs Benefit the Community, we identified the existence of urban heat islands and their contribution to higher air temperatures that are found in urban areas compared to surrounding locations. We also identified a high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI), on a scale of […]

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation on Metal Roof and Wall Panels

Posted on August 12, 2016 by Jason Allen

With building code compliance and sustainable building envelopes at the forefront in today’s marketplace, spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) applied to single skin metal roof and wall panels is an alternative to insulated metal panels with a manufacture-applied polyurethane foam core. SPF insulation improves a building’s energy efficiency and provides thermal, air and vapor barrier […]

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