Choosing Metal Roofing Types

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Bruce Green

All metal roofing is not the same. There are different profiles in different shapes for different reasons and to suit different performance needs. How to choose? Here’s the process that metal building engineers go through at MBCI to zero in on the most economical selection that will still meet the performance requirements of a particular […]

Design and Performance Benefits of Insulated Metal Panels

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Eric Pittman

In a prior post on insulated metal panels (IMPs) we reviewed some of the basic things everyone should know about this versatile and lightweight metal building component. In this posting, we will drill down a bit more on the benefits of incorporating IMPs into a new or retrofit construction project. Here are some of the […]

Oil Canning and Flush Metal Wall Panels

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Mike Bennett

Oil canning is a broad term in the world of metal panel products and is considered one of the most vexing issues facing metal panel installations. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) defines oil canning as a “visible waviness in the flat areas of metal roof and metal wall panels.” Oil canning, also known as elastic […]

Appropriate Standing Seam Clips for Roof Panels

Posted on November 2, 2018 by Jason Allen

Part of the beauty and appeal of standing seam metal roofs is that the fasteners holding the metal panels in place are concealed. That gives the roof its clean, continuous appearance that is often desirable, but it also avoids the issue of potential roof leaks around exposed through-fasteners. Concealed fastening doesn’t mean that there aren’t […]

Built to Move: Building for Expansion and Contraction with Standing Seam Roofs

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Wesley Young

Standing seam roof (SSR) systems are built to move, designed to account for necessary—and often substantial—expansion and contraction due to thermal conditions. In fact, for many builders, this fact is one of the main reasons SSRs are such an attractive option. Even with this expectation baked into the mix, many contractors and installers may still […]

What You Need to Know About Insulated Metal Panels

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Eric Pittman

Insulated metal panels (IMPs) are “lightweight, composite exterior wall and roof panels with metal skins and an insulating foam core” as defined by the Metal Construction Association (MCA). The outer skin serves as either metal wall siding or metal roofing using standard profiles, while the inner face serves as a metal interior finish or liner. […]

A Guide to Selecting the Right Metal Roof Panel

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Randy Tweedt

With the great variety on the market, one of the main questions we, as metal roof panel manufacturers, get from customers is “How do I select the right panel for my project?” The answer can generally be found by examining a number of criteria, including the properties of the roof, the region and climate, geometry, […]

Quote Online. Order Online. Build Your Business.

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Shelby Shipman

The age of electronic commerce is firmly in place. It seems that just about anything can be ordered and paid for online then shipped directly to customers. Since this makes the process of buying and selling so much more convenient and efficient, it is exciting to see that this method can be used to order […]

Doors of Steel: Metal Roll-Up Doors for Any Application

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Erica Alvarez

Metal roll-up doors are designed specifically to offer security and durability in a variety of applications. MBCI offers a series of roll-up doors to service the self-storage and commercial markets. Here, we’ll provide some key product details to help guide you to the right product for your application. Self-Storage Doors Built to meet the specific […]

Preventing Roof Damage from Rusted Fasteners

Posted on August 10, 2018 by kbuchinger

These days, the majority of metal roofs are made from Galvalume coated steel, which typically carry a warranty against perforation due to rusting for a period of 20 years. A study on Galvalume standing seam roofs (SSR) conducted at the behest of the Metal Construction Association (MCA) showed that a properly installed Galvalume SSR can be […]

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